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moto500

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The TH I just got has two 6v deep cycle in series. The previous owner did that and seemed to think that was the way to go. They are about as old as the rig (07), so im not expecting them to last much longer. When it comes time to replace, should i put 12V back in there like it was stock? Or keep using the 6V in series?

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12v vs 6v batteries
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I'll add another website for you. Since your new, I'd highly suggest book marking this and reading it over, it will teach you a lot about batteries. The 12volt Side of Life


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Nuff said.

Mod please lock this thread. I don't want this thread to be the cause of more discussion. It seems there is plenty of info on this already. I should have researched this before i posted. My bad

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moto500 wrote:

Nuff said.

Mod please lock this thread. I don't want this thread to be the cause of more discussion. It seems there is plenty of info on this already. I should have researched this before i posted. My bad

Robert

No worrys Robert, we go over the same stuff alot. I personaly dont mind. Ask what ever is on your mind.....

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Hi Robert,

If you plan to have shore power all the time a single 12 volt is all you need.

If you plan to boondock, then use what ever voltage will maximize total amp hours of storage. More amp-hours is always better, when "off the grid".

If you plan to use an inverter consider AGM chemistry for the battery bank and/or 12 volt jars.

So, the answer is "it depends".


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I do have an inverter. And 2 6V's. I could tell you what brand it is, but it is behind a wall and the manuals are at home. I'm currently at a State Park, and just surfing the web. I am hooked up to 110v, shore?, but would like to be prepared for boondocking. 6V compared to 12V cost wise doesn't seem to be more one way or another. So ill probably get 6Vs again.

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Hi moto500,

What is the largest load you would put on the inverter in watts?

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pianotuna wrote:

Hi moto500,

What is the largest load you would put on the inverter in watts?


Honestly? Probably the 22" TV, and a PS3 (kids) and/or a laptop. Oh and the Mirowave, but i would probably crank up the gen for just that appliance. What does everyone else use theirs to drive?

Oh by the way, my converter is a Xantrex RS400. 400W

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Hi moto500,

If it is only a 400 watt inverter just about any battery bank will "do the deed". At higher wattages (such as 1500 watts and up) 12 volt jars may work a bit better.

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