Looking for opinions and or advice about inverters.
The boat is a bit small for a generator
(maybe) 36 foot. Also the racket of a generator
is not so appealing, so I am thinking a nice sized inverter
would be in order.
As I speak we are having a nice arch made and installed with 600 watts of solar panels
in two seperate banks. Each with it's own MPPT
controler. There will also be a Silent Wind generator
with it's own controler. I have installed four 150 amp hour 12 volt LifeLine batteries (12 volt system).
The existing battery charger
is a Quick 45 amp (maybe a bit small). I am thinking of installing an inverter/charger in place of the existing one.
calcs are: aprox. 225 amp hours/day passagemaking, (boy I hope I get all of these technical terms right)
and aprox. 150 amp hours/day at anchor
After a long counsoltaion with the Admiral we have bought a Daewoo Mini drum washer. (not yet in the consumption
calcs.). I don't think it will overload the electrical system
, as I overbuilt it to begin with just for this sort of changes. The washer draws 100 watts with a cold wash and 1500 watts with up to 80 degree wash (never will use it). Of course the 1500 watt draw is (I assume) just for the water
warming part, which isn't the whole cycle of aprox.20 min.
As an aside, I also have a 12 volt watermaker
, one of the 18 amp models, which I will probably run every fourth day for 3-4 hours (also not in the calcs).
My question is, what are the best inverter/chargers for this job? Also advice/comments about this solution.
Thanks in advance!