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  1. Electrical
    Have an existing generator subpanel with interlock that supplies power from the mains panel OR a generator, never both. The subpanel was installed strictly in accordance with instructions and uses 6 AWG for hots and neutral. Want to use a Victron inverter/charger (meets the definition of an...
  2. Electrical
    Hi all! Apologies for my lack of technical wording. QUESTION: I have a 1500w Aims Power pure sine wave inverter for my house plugs around the vehicle (doing a bus conversion!) and long story short, the inverter does not have any lugs for me to directly connect a AC Load Center (using a Square...
  3. Electrical
    Hi all, I'll be the first to admit I do not understand electricity at all.... the relationships between watts, volts, ohms, amps, amp hours, etc make my head spin. I want to build a power plant in my camper van with solar panels, battery, and inverter. But I simply don't understand it; what...
  4. Electrical
    hi my Motorhome developed an issue with the charger, which is integrated within the Magnum ME2012 Inverter. In order to temporarily have to ability to continue using all the Inverted outlets(30a sub panel) until the unit can be repaired(we think it's a defective temperature 'thermistor' which...
  5. Electrical
    Hi, I have a 7.5KVA single phase pure sine wave inverter, which stores power in ten 12V 200Ah batteries. What is the best/most efficient battery configuration (series, parallel, series-parallel) for connecting up the batteries for max output, capacity and minimal energy loss?
  6. Electrical
    Hello there, looking for some help, this is what I got; 20 watt solar panel to 7amp solar charge controller to 12v marine battery to 800W 120v inverter to 120v 15amp timer (on for 6min/8 times a day) to 120v 10watt pump. This is a small hydroponic system trying to disconnect extension cord from...
  7. Electrical
    Hi, I recently purchased a solar panel system for installation at an off-grid cabin, and am having trouble figuring out what gauge wire to run from the energy source to three separate outdoor outlets. My system runs off of two 12v deep cycle batteries that flow through a DC/AC inverter, which...
  8. Electrical
    Hello! I have a question today about inverters. if i have a 12 volt in, 120 volt out 600 watt inverter, what is the input? is the input 5 amps or 50 amps? thanks a lot because i want to figure out how many batteries i need to do something.
  9. Green Home Improvement
    Where should batteries and inverter be mounted (indoors or outside)? I read that while batteries are charging they emit a flammable gas. I also read the inverter may create a spark. This sounds like a dangerous combination. How far away should the inverter be mounted from the batteries to avoid...
  10. Electrical
    I have a 1000 watt power inverter that I want to connect to a marine battery to make a portable off-grid back-up generator. I was planning on using a small dolly to transport the generator unit. How should I go about grounding the inverter to minimize the chance of electric shock? The...
  11. Electrical
    Why can't some generators run appliances that use an induction motor? I've heard of that and recently I read a review on a generator I was considering buying that says: I am not an electrician so please bear with me. Thanks
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