Power options

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  1. eddiegolf1

    eddiegolf1 Read Only Funster

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    Hi all...just bought Swift Royale with 85ah leisure batt. going to go to Highlands for week (will be static at golf club) and after doing a search on subject here still confused on options!

    I want to run sky tv (5/6 hr p/day) and buy the smallest micro. (heater on carver.)

    My dilema is what do I need to power above ie geni/inverterter/extra leisure batts..

    Many thanks
     
  2. pappajohn

    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    Hi Eddie,

    by 'micro' i assume you mean microwave oven.

    i use a 650watt oven and the power needed to run it is 1200watt.

    your best option will be a generator but you will need one of maybe 2000watt output.

    an invertor will be pretty much useless on only one 85ah battery....flatten it in no time.

    running a tv and sky box through an inverter will also cane the battery using it for 5 or 6 hours daily.

    5 or 6 hours at maybe 5amps drain will leave your battery about 60% charged and in need of a recharge.

    an extra battery will help but its best to replace the old one as well and upgrade to 110ah batteries.
     
  3. lebesset

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    nice long cable for a mains hook up
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    You'll need a genny and if you want to power a 600 watt microwave, they pull 1kw running and bit more on start up so that requires a 2kw genny ..

    I would forget the micro and buy a smaller 1kw genny just to re charge the battery .. and preferably one with inverter technology such as the Honda or Kippor, quieter and safer for on board electronics.

    jim
     
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    My Royale originally had an 85 Ah fitted. It seemed to need frequent charging when I was touring. I thought it might be failing as it was about 7 years old. I replaced it with another 85ah and it seemed about the same.

    Last year I decided to replace it with 110 Ah. I enlarged the frame to suit and the difference in performance is remarkable. It rarely needs charging when touring. I go away for 2 months at a time 3 times a year and only charge it once or twice even though the charge indicator has never gone out of the green zone.

    Phil.
     
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