Originally Posted by Timon
It's not only the $42 of the higher power but the larger cable you need to run back to the batteries. That's why I hate having the charger in the breaker panel. Much better to have it near the batteries.
The inverter is located in the front basement right by the batteries, there is only about a 2-3 ft run from the batteries. There is no reason for it to be close to the converter/breaker panel combo. All it needs is a 8 or 10 gauge wire to supply the 12 volt side and for recharging, doesn't need battery cable for that side.