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Hubby needs advice on which converter he should buy for our lorry any help please.
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Hubby needs advice on which converter he should buy for our lorry any help please.
Our conversation is nearing the end now.
Congrats , you might need to clarify what you are actually asking advice about , to ensure a more targeted response .
 
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Ok will ask him

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What components do you have at the moment .
Solar panels, EHU, what batteries eg voltage quantity and ah's
Do you a solar controller . What are you looking to run ?
 
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No solar panels atm

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How big is your battery bank as this is a very critical factor when deciding on inverter as inverters can pull a lot of power depending on size and what they are powering . There are a couple of ways of going about it . One is dearer than the other but gives a better/more flexible end result , also solves a couple of requirements at the same time . especially if you intend to have solar panels .

eg https://www.batterymegastore.co.uk/victron-pmp123021102.html
 
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Most small TVs are best run on 12v, as most are 12v anyway and the mains is just stepped down to 12v either in an adaptor or internally. Microwaves use a lot of power but it is just about practical to use them on battery because they are usually only on for a few minutes. A fridge is on a lot of the time and running it through an inverter is fairly inefficient, you need a lot of battery capacity and solar. A 1.5Kw inverter will run a small microwave, and indeed the TV and Fridge (not all at once) but will draw up to 150A which will flatten the average lead acid battery of 110Ah beyond repair in less than half an hour. You cannot rely on the engine putting any significant charge into leisure batteries unless you have a B2B or A2B charger.

My setup has 4x100w solar, 2x125Ah batteries and a 1.5Kw inverter. I do occasionally use a microwave, and if theres a lot of sun even a small electric kettle to avoid heating up the MH too much while travelling. Fridge is 3 way running on gas (12v on the move), TV is 12v but rarely used.
 
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Ok thankyou. £1,792 Is out of our budget.
You can get them a lot cheaper than this (see ebay) without the added functions. I would recommend Pure Sine Wave though, many things will run on a modified square wave but the PSW ones have come down a lot in price so I wouldn't suggest anything else.

I do have an inkling that you may not be terribly knowledgeable about electrical matters, this sort of work involves high voltages and currents and its quite possible to kill yourself or start a fire. Take care, or consult someone who knows what they're doing.

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Ok thankyou. £1,792 Is out of our budget.
It is possible to get a reasonable system by deciding on what you want to end up doing , and building it in stages , a psw inverter of suitable size and at least two good capacity (ahs) batteries is start point , and the means to re charge them at a good rate , depending on whether you are having regular access to ehu or not .
 
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