Originally Posted by RoyBraddy
We camp alot off the power grid with our OFF-ROAD POPUP trailer.
That's the route I did follow at first: A 120VAC genset to supply all of our AC needs and charge the battery.
Unfortunately, for SWMBO and myself, our 120VAC needs are VERY LIMITED when we camp: Coffee Grinder and occasionally warm something up in the microwave.
So, I wound up running the 2KW genset for a several of hours a day just to make sure the battery was fully charged.
We are on 6.5acres of private land surrounded by many other private lots. Bothering the neighbors is not an issue, but listening to a small engine drone on for several hours instead of the waterfall in the northeast corner of the property... THAT is an issue.
So, I built a setup that'll charge the battery in a few minutes per day. And allow us to run the occasional
120VAC appliance for short bursts.
It fits our needs. Now to get the whole kit working properly.