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  1. chasthedagger

    chasthedagger Funster

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    Can anyone tell me how to connect an inverter to the leisure batteries we have 2 135 amp banner batteries which is the safest way of connection.
     
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    I would follow the supplied instructions
     
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    If you don't have instructions perhaps a motorhome dealer workshop might be the best source of information. You do need the right cables and fuses as well as a way of isolating the batteries.
     
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    It depends on size and output ,we have a small one that runs a 240 volt tv DVD player which connects via a cigarette lighter socket or you can use croccadile type clips.
    However if your talking high output for microwaves or hair dryers as Techno says follow the instructions or better still get a competent person to fit it.


    Vlad
     
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    To be of any help you need to provide more information
    How big is the inverter rating?
    How big is the interconnecting cable between your batteries?
     
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    1 Thing not normally shown in the fitting instruction for an inverter is an isolator switch.
    Inverters when not in use ( nothing on the 240v side) have a slight draw on the battery . This over time when the van is not in use will flatten a battery .
    The isolator switch should be as near the battery as practical. Personally I like directly off the battery to switch off the 12v completely
     
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