Matching a power inverter to your solar setup

Matching a power inverter to your solar setup requires a couple factors. First, look at how much wattage you’re going to be using in your RV or Travel Trailer. Everything from your blender to lights and microwaves can be a factor. They all can draw power even when turned off. The best thing to understand is you’re not going to run a refrigerator, freezer, air conditioner or heater unless you have a high efficiency unit, and even then these pieces can draw a lot of power. We usually recommend a 2000 Watt True Sine Wave Power Inverter by Go Power for most RVs, Travel Trailers and Fifth Wheel Campers. We recommend that if you’re running over a 2000 Watt load the 4000 Watt surge capacity of this power inverter will cover the few second overage.  

 

A lot of times we tend to focus on the wattage of our RVs and for good reason, but we should also look at the reliability of our battery chargers in relation to the inverters drawing power from the batteries. If your battery charger and solar array are charging the batteries quick enough then you don’t necessarily have to worry about running out of power. Be careful though not to deplete your battery bank without a backup power source like shore power or solar power. Don't be left in the dark. Call Outside Supply with any questions! And Get Outdoors Ya’ll.

 

Joshua - Outside Supply

 

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