Replacing my old LA battery
set with a lithium 400AH set.
I'm going to need to change out the charger
(as it is non-programmable) and would like to add an inverter
- is it best to go with a dual inverter/charger unit?
The main thing I'd be using the inverter
for is boiling water
with the kettle and occasionally my hot water heater
, so max would be 1500 watt draw (the kettle). I could downsize to a smaller kettle if needed - though my water heater
draws 800 watts so a 1000 watt unit is probably the minimum. The only other thing I'd use AC for is charging laptop
and power tools.
No genny and no plans to get one, I have a bunch of solar
I was looking at the Victron Multi-plus which is a bit pricey at 1000 USD but seems to do everything I'd need it to - are there any other good options?
Along the same vein, I need to do something with my alternator
so I don't burn it out. It's only a 20amp one though, and my engines only 20HP. Would it work
without an external regulator