Power Invertors/Connect & Leave Battery Charger??

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  1. Yvonne

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    As my only experience of camping so far has been in a tent, I would really appreciate any advice on Power Invertors & Connect & Leave Leisure Battery Chargers.

    I think I have the just of the Power Invertors job however does it have to be fitted professionally or can my husband do it?

    Reading up on the Charger it seems a simple job & an extremely easy way to keep your battery charged.
    What are peoples experience of these chargers please? (y)


    Thank you all in advance again :love:
     
  2. funflair

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    Your motorhome should have a battery charger fitted as standard.

    The inverter for 240volts can be DIY fit BUT the person doing the work should be competent and know what they are doing.

    Martin
     
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    as much as possible your best to use 12v to run stuff if you realy need an invertor which type you use depends on what you need to run of it
     
  4. Ethle the wondervan

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    No idea, I'm as baffled as you are. Pleased to be of help. Good luck.
     
  5. Yvonne

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    From the battery just the lights & hot water when needed....no intention of having t.v, radio, dvd or anything....but we hope to be in remote places in Scotland hence the questions.

    The hob , grill & fridge are gas powered.
     
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    Your hot water would also be gas, just a small amount of 12V to run the heater control system.control. There would be a reasonable amount of 12V needed for the fan if you have hot air heating.

    In short your load looks small, I would suggest an electrical hookup every couple of days or a solar panel, minimum of 100W.
     
  7. Yvonne

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    Thank you, I intend to get a solar panel asap.
    Off on my first short trip tomorrow with the grandchildren.(y)
     
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    Doesn't look like you need an inverter at all.

    I very rarely use mine.

    JJ :cool:
     
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    As long as you don't intend on using a hairdryer, straighteners or curlers that you have not declared!
     
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