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RE: Trojan L16h-ac batteries - a couple of questions

Okay so the 20 hour rate is what to follow. Thank you for that info!
Kevin8520 11/01/15 11:52am Toy Haulers
RE: Trojan L16h-ac batteries - a couple of questions

Hi Kevin, There are no dumb questions. If batteries are in series voltage doubles i.e. 6 + 6 = 12 If batteries are in series capacity stays the same If batteries are in parallel voltage stays the same. If batteries are in parallel capacity doubles i.e. 100 + 100 = 200 Thank you, I appreciate the fast reply!
Kevin8520 11/01/15 11:28am Toy Haulers
RE: Trojan L16h-ac batteries - a couple of questions

I wanted to bump this thread with one more question. When looking at 6v batteries, do you combine the capacity time of the two? For example the Trojan battery guide says the L16H-AC has a capacity time of 935 minutes at 25 amps. So with two of them does that make the run time 1870? I know that may be a dumb question and I am sorry for that! :o
Kevin8520 11/01/15 10:56am Toy Haulers
RE: Trojan L16h-ac batteries - a couple of questions

Fred, I appreciate that input. I would definitely need help moving those batteries into place. My concern is getting 4 batteries into my coach vs 2. I'll have to "weigh" that decision carefully. Thank you!
Kevin8520 10/21/15 07:49pm Toy Haulers
RE: Trojan L16h-ac batteries - a couple of questions

I guess the beauty of solar is that I can slap another panel up there if needed. Any suggestions on how to mount these large 6 volt batteries? Like I said I was thinking of using hot water heater straps or bending 1" metal bar to tie them down to the coach? They do not make a traditional battery box for these batteries.
Kevin8520 10/21/15 02:21pm Toy Haulers
RE: Trojan L16h-ac batteries - a couple of questions

Watts per hour. Amps per hour. Oh well, not everyone took a physics class. Nothing changes about my answer. Thank you sir!
Kevin8520 10/21/15 01:57pm Toy Haulers
RE: Trojan L16h-ac batteries - a couple of questions

This is the solar kit I have. It came with the coach. http://www.zampsolar.com/product/deluxe-160-watt-rv-solar-kit-zs-160-30a-dx/ The website describes it as Zamp Solar Deluxe 160 Watt RV Solar Kit, 30 Amp Controller The Deluxe 160 watt RV solar kit kicks out 160 watts and 8.9 amps per hour under optimal sun conditions. Our 160 Watt Deluxe RV Solar Kit is a little bigger than our 150, but 10 watts per hour extra can make a big difference. The average boon-docking or dry camping RV’er/Camper is likely to use between 20 and 30 Amps a day. On an average summer day of 6 to 7 hours of optimal sun light expect to get 53 to 62 amps a day With that info, does your opinion on getting two off those Trojan batteries change? You guys are awesome. Thank you for the help!
Kevin8520 10/21/15 01:30pm Toy Haulers
RE: Trojan L16h-ac batteries - a couple of questions

Hi Don, I don't know the current amp hour rating on the one battery. I will pull it from the battery box and find out asap. I would prefer not to add an additional solar panel at the moment if possible. I do have a generator onboard and I do also camp at campgrounds with full hookups. With those two additional power sources do you still feel 275 worth of solar is needed? I see you have a hefty battery bank. Admittedly I don't know a ton about solar. Would an additional solar panel connect to the one already on the roof or does it need to be wired down to the charge controller?
Kevin8520 10/20/15 11:39pm Toy Haulers
Trojan L16h-ac batteries - a couple of questions

Hello all! I have a 2015 Eclipse Iconic 3316 5th wheel toy hauler. This massive beast only came with one deep cycle 12v battery to run the unit. The lights are LED but any short furnace or spot light use drains the battery too fast. I need a better 12v solution as I do a lot of dry camping mainly in the desert. The longest I would be dry camping is 6 days in a row. I am looking at putting two Trojan L16h-ac 6 volt batteries. They are large and heavy, but I have the room for them. I am open to other suggestions as well. I have a couple of questions: 1) I have a 160 watt solar panel on the roof. Will this solar panel keep these batteries maintained? 2) What is the best way to secure them to the coach? They don't really make a battery box for these batteries as they are 12x7x17" (LxWxH). I was thinking of setting them side by side and running hot water heater straps around them with a bolt/screw at each end OR getting some 1" metal bar stock and bending it as needed. Any other suggestions? 3) Each battery weighs in at 125 lbs. It appears my battery bay will support the weight. Will 250 lbs of weight in one small area cause any adverse effects on the trailer? Here is a link to the battery in question http://www.trojanbattery.com/product/l16h-ac/ Here is a link to a PDF comparing this battery to other Trojans http://www.trojanbattery.com/pdf/TRJN0111_ProdSpecGuide.pdf Here are a few pictures of my battery bay http://www.bigkcomputers.com/downloads/bat1.jpg height=550 width=550 http://www.bigkcomputers.com/downloads/bat4.jpg height=550 width=550 http://www.bigkcomputers.com/downloads/bat5.jpg height=550 width=550
Kevin8520 10/20/15 10:28pm Toy Haulers
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