Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Solar power is a big undertaking for someone that will rarely boondock for more than a couple of days. But I am not giving up on trying to get all the battery power I can get so when we do boondock, I don’t run out.
I want to boondock, but Dolly wants her TV. So, I am doing some research on the subject out on the internet. I already have two large batteries to run the RV accessories and propane to run the refrigerator, but don’t think the current batteries could run a TV and the Dish receiver for very long. I don’t want to run those batteries down and have no power to close the slides.
My current plan is to buy two deep cycle batteries from Advance Auto Parts:
Cost each: $105 before a 20% employee discount
|BCI Group Size:
|Cold Cranking Amps:
|9 7/16 in
|6 13/16 in
Cost $111 from Amazon
I will use this setup to just run the TV and see what happens. If it works fairly well, I can add two more batteries and should get enough.
My plan is to make two battery boxes and hook the batteries in parallel which will give me twice the amps of just one battery. I have space in the bedroom under the shelve that the dish receiver and TV will sit on. Won’t need an extension cord, just hook the inverter to the battery bank and plug the TV and Dish receiver into the inverter and I hope to have hours of TV watching.
I will keep you posted on what happens.