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Time for new House Batteries   Electrical Systems

Started Sep-20 by HippieDave; 210 views.
sgt997

From: sgt997

Nov-7

I planning to use from bigbatteries .com

12V 170Ah LiFePO4 Power Block (BACKORDER)

$899.99

NEW POWER BLOCK – FREE SHIPPING!

This NEW battery made with new, never-before-cycled LiFePO4 cells is perfect as a drop-in replacement for lead-acid batteries in your Golf Cart, RV, Emergency Power Supplies, Outdoor Motors, Electric Wheelchairs, Etc. while giving you more capacity, faster battery charging speed, longer cycle life and is Eco-friendly!

or go with a couple of the 48v when I go solar 

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HippieDave
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From: HippieDave

Nov-7

I wish I'd felt able to go with LiFePo...but the upfront cost was too high for me.  I went with 2 AGM six volts.

Rodg495

From: Rodg495

Nov-7

Yea,  you can run your generator for a long, long time for $2,000 .   I have two 100watt solar panels and I added two add'l  6 volt wet batteries and will use this set up until those batteries die.   I need to run the generator when we use the microwave for anything more than a cup of coffee warmup.  I usually have the 120volt water heater and the charging system working at that time also.  

HippieDave
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From: HippieDave

Nov-7

yep..I wish I had room for a couple more batteries, but the setup only allows for two as far as I can see.  I bought a 120 W solar panel though which, in sunny weather, should allow for some extended quiet camping.  We basically don't use the micro or oven feature unless we're hooked up.

Rodg495

From: Rodg495

Nov-7

I made 4 interstate batteries fit.  Two in the rear of the compartment,  long side to long side .  Then towards the front of the compartment two more turned 90 degrees.  I had to move a couple of switches and a solenoid on the side wall up just a bit to clear the batteries,  but they all fit.  Sorry but I can't get a picture or any attachment to work on this site.

sgt997

From: sgt997

Nov-7

could you tell me what kind .and model you use . 

and where Are you located . im from woodstock GA . and got my vesta 2 month ago . 

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HippieDave
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From: HippieDave

Nov-7

I went with VMax 6 volts.  Here: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009MOR58A/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

WE're located on the north coast of California, Fort Bragg to be precise.  Most of our travel is out west, although we took our first real trip in the Vesta in 2018  to New Orleans and Indiana.

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