Having rummaged around in the guts of my trailer, I've decided to replace my converter/charger.
Here are my goals:
I want to be as self-reliant as possible on my own power. In addition to the water pump, fridge
and a new Fantastic Fan, I'll want to run an installed stereo with a few speakers, have outlets for my laptop (with special converter), a couple 12v appliances, a couple adjustable halogen task/reading lights
and LED lighting
(downlights, task lighting). I'm also planning to install a circuit for outdoor use: marine speakers, "porch" light
I want to allow for the installation of a small inverter at some point, but any A/C stuff will be operated on a 2000-watt portable generator
when not connected to shore power.
Finally--in addition to charging from a generator
or small solar
array (I have 45 watts now, realistically less, in a Harbor Freight kit) I want to make sure my tow vehicle charges the system while in transit.
What I'm doing now:
I'm kicking tires
on pumps and converter/chargers. I'm also making myself actually camp in my Casita
for a week using battery-operated LED puck lights
and Velcro to figure out where I most want to add installed lighting
. I'll put little sticker tabs on the "sweet spots" where I want lighting
, and I want to figure out the best place in which to install a converter/charger.
I also need to decide if I want to move the battery/batteries to the tongue, or keep them under the port side bench.
I'd love input on the brands/models listed below, or suggested alternatives.
"Mighty Mini" converter/charger with distribution panels for AC/DC circuits
and this pump:
Amazon.com: SHURflo 2088-422-444 Classic 2.8 GPM Pump: Automotive
Thanks in advance for any input or recommendations!