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Old 12-03-2011, 11:40 AM   #15
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Raz thanks a million. This makes sense, about being able to skip the converter. I am going to look into this AGM battery per your suggestion. Based on my needing to power lights and possibly in the future a small refrigerator, what's your take on the sort of battery amp hours I should aim for? I like the sounds of having something that is more worry-free than regular batteries.

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Old 12-03-2011, 01:59 PM   #16
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Hi Jen.
Our Trillium came with a converter. The only time we use it is when we are in our door yard. On recent trips we haven't take the power cord. The fridge and stove run on gas. We have LED lights, a water pump, a fantastic fan, and a small 12v. window fan. On hot nights the window fan runs all night. The lights are on for a few hours in the evening. The fantastic fan and the water pump see intermittent use. We have gone four nights on just the battery. If we plan to stay in one place longer than that, we bring the solar panel. On road trips the tow vehicle recharges the battery during the day.

The fridge we have is a standard 3 way RV fridge. (Dometic 2193). The Trillium comes standard with a compressor type 12 Vdc Danfoss fridge. We paid extra for the three way. A 12 v fridge, (either a compressor type or 3 way on 12 v) really requires big batteries, solar panels and /or a generator. More than we wanted. Parked for a week, we use gas. On the road, we use gas at night and move the milk, eggs etc. into an ice chest (Coleman xtreme) during the day. The fridge becomes a salad crisper.

The AGM battery I bought is a Lifeline GPL-24T

Lifeline Batteries - Marine & RV Deep Cycle AGM Batteries. Lots of good info at their site. Raz

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