Running off grid

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  1. manda3000gt

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    image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg We have just valeted the new Reading football team coach, the coach has 2 full size ovens 2 fridges a freezer drawer a large hot drinks maker and 8 24" TVs + media players and 240v sockets throughout, although not powered by solar (the coach runs 3 uprated alternators) I could not help but admire the mobile setup installed !!
     
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    800Ah of batteries should cope! Looks like it has two inverters. Neat installation.
     
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    Very nice set up ££££££££££££
     
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    No wonder they're 17th in the Championship League, they must be eating and drinking all the time!! Nice installation though!
     
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    Those Quattro's are chunky, probably installed in parallel cannot see the rating but either 6 or 10 kw of inverted power available!!
     
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    We had Victron kit installed on our narrowboat 14 years ago. We ran a mains operated fridge, freezer, Zanussi studio washing machine, microwave and mains television. Not cheap to buy but nothing else could come close to Victrons technical prowess, or still can IMO.

    We also had another piece of innovative kit in those days, a diesel powered Whispergen which provided all heat and hot water with the additional benefit of providing DC power to charge the battery bank.
     
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    Jeez I have 1000ah :eek:
     
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    But it is just a buffer I guess, the engine will be running whenever it is in use.
     
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    I had pretty much the same set up with only 1 victron though. I had the Multiplus which was before they released the Quattro?.

    Cracking good bit of kit. My install was 2 x 250Ah Victron batteries, the 12/3000/120.
    Here it is being installed...

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    1st battery being installed.
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    And getting the MotoSat DataStorm F3 Installed.
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    The next van was better, I upgrade to 4 x 250Ah batteries and installed the network link for the Multiplus.
     
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    8kw each I think
     
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    I had Victron Multiplus's on 2 boats and upgraded my last RV. N+B fit Victron as standard and it was one of those tick boxes for me.
     
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    24 volt and 200amp charge per lump so 400amp charge at 24 volt, and yes I now see 8kw.
     
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