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RE: battery to inverter wiring

Cabling is your bottleneck, a very common problem that causes grief for the poor 2000w inverter…Early on, I learned this the hard way, but now likely a bit overkill at 0004, 3’ with silver soldered and crimped copper lugs, but no more inverter alarms!! 3 tons Got it. Thanks all.
voodoo101 06/17/22 03:34pm Tech Issues
RE: battery to inverter wiring

Thanks for your replies. Yes, I regularly check the cells with a hydrometer and all are good. The voltage at the inverter drops to 11.8 which is where it will drop off line. I built the wiring 20 years ago without a large inverter in mind. The price of flexible welding cable has jumped a bunch. Just was quoted $6.89 a foot for 0/2 flexible! I will ponder the options and do whatever makes sense. Thanks again.
voodoo101 06/17/22 12:08pm Tech Issues
battery to inverter wiring

I have a 2000 watt inverter charger running off 4 GCU 6 volt, fully charged golf cart batteries. High load appliances like the microwave quickly cause a low voltage overload. I have 2/0 cables from the inverter to the first pair of batteries and they are less than 3 feet in length. They are wired to the nearest pair. The batteries are connected with #2 awg cables. Given the price of flexible copper welding cable I am reluctant to build new cables for the batteries unless I know it is going to make a big difference. If we really need the microwave, I can fire up the Honda but I would like to be getting the 2000 watts off the inverter. (I am also toying with getting an inverter microwave to run at lower power as an alternative.)
voodoo101 06/17/22 10:33am Tech Issues
RE: Walmart has new auto battery maker

So you now have a 750CCA battery paired with a 850CCA battery? Sure sounds like a problem to me. Maybe you can get away with it in AZ. but I sure wouldn't want to try it anyplace that gets cold. Yeah. I considered that but I will able to monitor them on local driving until summer, when I will replace both. about 70 degrees today. The 750 was free and available today. The old one had a dead cell. And the remaining 850 is probably about a 750 by now. We'll see. And FWIW, the new battery was made in S. Korea, while the one year old one says it was distributed by Clarios and I don't see country of origin. That all indicates a new manufacturer vs a name change. But I just posted what I was told by Walmart manager in automotive.
voodoo101 01/08/22 12:38pm Tech Issues
RE: Walmart has new auto battery maker

As Retired JSO indicated, same company, new name. Maybe but the case is completely different and is sealed vs capped.
voodoo101 01/08/22 12:29pm Tech Issues
Walmart has new auto battery maker

I have used their Maxx batteries for the good warranty and adequate quality for years. Just went in to replace one of my truck batteries under warranty (GP 65, 850 CCA) and they gave me a 750 replacement. Told me they had dropped Johnson Controls and 850 would no longer be available. I had never heard of the new company, which doesn't mean they are not good. Just FWIW.
voodoo101 01/08/22 10:43am Tech Issues
RE: Vancouver Island

I have long wanted to spend a month or so over there. We have visited the Olympic peninsula often, but the ferry cost over and back from Port Angeles just didn't make sense for our 45 feet of truck and trailer. We are both 86 and spent last summer in Colorado, Oregon coast and a month on Whidbey island. We and our rig will probably do one more shorter Colorado trip in 2022 and then reluctantly acknowledge our limitations. Enjoy it while you can. Bill
voodoo101 12/24/21 09:54am RVing in Canada and Alaska
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