Originally Posted by engele
Yeah, I have (but have yet to install) a Xantrex battery monitor
. Maybe I'll do that this weekend. Doubling the house bank and adding more solar
seems to make sense to me. We have been able to get by with 225ah, and if we double that and also increase our loads a bit as well as add solar
I can't see how we wouldn't come out okay. Space for batteries and weight is another issue.
I had a 220 amp bank when i brought my new boat down the sea of cortez
. Me and my crew killed that bank in 4 days, blaring lights and music
pump, etc. I learned to live with stick on AA lights and headlamps quickly and said never again.
While back in the states the next summer I picked up 420 watts of panel that would fit on my wheelhouse roof, wiring
controller. In Mexico
I added four 160 amp batts for about $480. I now have 640 amp house bank, start batt, battery
combiner, and the 420 watt feeder on the roof. I would have 1000 watts if I had the room, and when I can cover the coach roof and side decks and still work on 'em I will. I have been fixing and adding here at the dock
for 4 months and haven't once turned on the ac charger
. Get solar components or any high tech in el norte and batts in Mexico