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BarneyS

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Posted: 12/21/21 07:54am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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Posted: 12/21/21 08:11am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Dusty R wrote:

2112 wrote:

It's certainly doable with the 12.6kwh option as long as you don't run the AC much and have plenty of solar. And plenty of solar friendly days. The AC would run about 6 hours on 12.6kwh. But then your batteries are depleted.

I don't know what it would take to charge while driving. You might have to give that up.
How much solar and how many solar friendly days, is something you never see talked about.
I think Valhalla360 was trying to drive that point home above. More than what can be reasonably carried on a Class A.


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Posted: 12/21/21 09:32am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I wish they wouldn't call them generators. Very misleading, IMO.


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road-runner wrote:

I wish they wouldn't call them generators. Very misleading, IMO.


X2!

Not just misleading but an intentional redirection using ones emotions and hope for a "better future" to get one to open their wallets for false hope and lies. Sensationalize things above what they actually are to sell an inferior product is the name of the game..

Huckster comes to mind.

Rechargeable batteries do not "generate", they are a means of STORAGE and nothing more. Have to have something to put into them in order to get something out. The downside is all of the energy conversions creates losses of energy along with the silly fact that it takes more space and weight to store the equivalent energy of liquid fuels (energy) in a battery..

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Posted: 12/21/21 10:32am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

False advertising...promising power they can't deliver. It only "solar generates" IF you buy their $499 solar kit.


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^Depends on your definition of "generate".

You could also argue that gas engine generators don't "generate" electricity either, but simply convert energy stored in the fuel into electricity.

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Skibane wrote:

^Depends on your definition of "generate".

You could also argue that gas engine generators don't "generate" electricity either, but simply convert energy stored in the fuel into electricity.


Of course, they will claim on technicality that it does generate power but...

In common usage, when you say "generator", people think of an ICE powered generator.

It's intentionally misleading people to imply it will work the same as an ICE powered generator.

A solar/battery/inverter system has it's place but in an RV it's not to deliver high output over long periods of time.


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Skibane wrote:

You could also argue that gas engine generators don't "generate" electricity either, but simply convert energy stored in the fuel into electricity.
And the energy stored in the fuel is.. ta da... solar!

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Its not a generator and it's not new technology. Lion batteries have been around for years. So....


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valhalla360 wrote:

It's intentionally misleading people to imply it will work the same as an ICE powered generator.


Yep.

Typically, there is lots of boasting about how much power the "generator" can produce - but absolutely no mention of how long it is capable of producing it - or how long it would take the solar panels to replenish it.

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