inverter connection to battery.

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  1. ultima

    ultima Funster

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    Bought a 600 converter for the van.It has heavy wires to connect to battery.Is it best to wire permanently to LB(2x 110a + 80a solar) or fit a 12v plug to plug in when needed?Intend to use to charge laptop and possibly E-bike battery/fans.
     
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    I have mine with fixed wiring and isolation switch. An inverter will use some power on "tickover" even if no power is drawn.

    Dick
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    Best to hardwire to the battery .. I won't go into detail as there is well written and instructive guide by one of our members @JeanLuc in the resource section...

    download here
    http://www.motorhomefun.co.uk/forum/resources/install-a-small-inverter.17/

    that is how I installed mine which is a 200 watt PSW

    NB..the guide is for a 300 watt inverter.. consult the chart on the guide for cables to suit your 600 watt unit which draws 50amps

    ie.. cable size is 25mm for up to 1.5mt length
     
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    To fit a plug and socket you will need one capable of handling 50 amps minimum.

    Hardwire with a suitable isolator switch.
     
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    Are you suggesting an isolation switch in addition to the inverter's own on/off switch, or as an alternative, such as when the inverter itself is in an inaccessible position?
     
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    If its accessible buit in one is fine
     
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