(OT) Nah .. I was wrong (it happens occasionally) .. you are a good looking pussycat, not scary at all. 🐈I'd rather feed you some catnip than bonk you. You definitely have that 'friendly' northeastern look about you. Nice shirt too!
Funny you should say that .. the guy initially indicated 15 amps and then changed his mind after he asked again what GZ I had and I told him 1000w lithium. I would have preferred your answer! Honestly, he was not GZ's best technical rep imho.1) I don't think they make an Anderson Powerpole connector that's only 10 amps... Most are rated for 15/35. I use 'em all over my van and for my Ham Radio stuff and Model RR stuff. Must have soldered or crimped hundreds by now!
2) it's easy to get a powerpole "splitter, even a fused one! Here's one: Amazon.com: WINDCAMP AP-8 8port 40A Connector Power Splitter Distributor Source Compatible with Anderson Powerpole (AP-8): Home Audio & Theater
3) I prefer the masked version of KOV.... intrigue vs. reality!
I think KOVs suggestion is about as simple as it gets for a house battery bank. If you draw it out & post it you will get lots of help with the design here (well maybe not on @eaklander s build thread).Funny you should say that .. the guy initially indicated 15 amps and then changed his mind after he asked again what GZ I had and I told him 1000w lithium. I would have preferred your answer! Honestly, he was not GZ's best technical rep imho.
Thanks for the splitter link. I feel pretty dumb right now but I am sure, given time and research, I can figure all this out eventually. I just didn't foresee the fan hookup issue .. and I should have .. before I ordered them so it's thrown me for a bit of a loop.
He's cute either way.
accept? or provide?My new Lifelines could accept that 500A.
Thanks, RV8R!I think KOVs suggestion is about as simple as it gets for a house battery bank. If you draw it out & post it you will get lots of help with the design here (well maybe not on @eaklander s build thread).
Everything we do in DIY building comes down to two things;
Things we do not know about always seem “scarier” than they really are (No I’m not talking about masked KOV 😜). I believe it would be very rewarding & satisfying for you to build your own ”simple” house bank. There are enough DIYers on this forum to help you with the “Knowledge” part & you will gain that along the way. The experienced DIYers have all been “newbies” before they gained knowledge.
I have looked “briefly“ @ GZ Yeti & similar products as I attempt to keep an open mind. For my purposes, I just can not balance the cost/benefit of these types of proprietary products. I do not understand why people buy & use them for PM vans. I can only conclude DIYers go this way for possibly 2 reasons “fear” they can’t build a simple system such as KOV suggested, or “time” they do not want to spend time building. If there is a real need to have a light weight portable unit away from the van I can understand the desire to have one of these units.
As for feeling dumb - Please Don’t. If it helps, I purchased a Victron Multi 12/3000/120 for my van new & IIRC it was over $2,000 Canadian. It has never been installed & it sits on my floor in my house (maybe someday I will install it @ my solar cabin). This “unit” has a running inverter @ 3000W & peak use @ 6000W. 120Amp charger when hooked up to shore power. 6000W divided by 12v is 500Amps (LOL) & even & 3000W it is 250Amps 😳. I purchased this “thing” then researched batteries. Hahahahaha I’m an idiot sometimes
I still believe it is a good piece of electrical equipment, I just do not want to spend money on the batteries I would need in order to use it.
Electrical Design (Keep It as Simple as You Can)
1) figure out your loads (needs) factor up for stuff you might need in the future
2) figure out your battery capacity you need
3) figure out how to replenish the batteries (PM alternator / solar / 120v shore power charging)
4) sketch up your design & seek info from the other DIY Forum Members