Ok, first some background.
We Just bought a 72' Boler
It had no battery/no cable for power hookups/no LP tank.:sad
We have no Fridge
(icebox only), No Furnace
So we decided, with your help, a single 20lb tank with a T valve
would suffice to feed our Range top and mini Gas BBQ.
Thanks again. :)
Now, I've started pricing out electrical
toys and weighing
benefits of a Deep Cycle Battery
, AC/DC Inverters, and Battery
We expect to be deep into the boonies at times, with little or no
access to serviced sites. For those that missed
my First post last week, We are TrailGuides for JeepJamboree,
and spend many of our weekends exploring trails and mapping them
with GPS and digital mapping software. We camp-out in the eastern
slopes of the Rocky Mountain foothills.
So without electrical
hook-ups the outlets on our Kitchen cabinet
will be useless. The only thing, so it would seem, that gets connected
to the Battery
are the two small lights
on either side of
the upper cabinet. :reye2 So I guess an inverter is needed.
So I'm starting to think the standard equipment that *most* would
purchase ...(Deep Cycle Battery/700watt Inverter/Battery Charger)
is going to run about $150/$120/$70...and
we cant really
re-charge our battery until we find an AC outlet once we're back
near civilization. I'm assuming 700 watts is enough for an inverter
(the 1200 watt unit is $230)
So how about one of these?
I saw this at Canadian Tire while Inverter shopping
It's kind of like a battery/inverter/charger all in one
It has two AC outlets ,one DC outlet, I can boost a
dead battery from it with the booster cables. It has a trouble
and best of all.. It can be charged with an a/c adapter or
plugged into the cig lighter in my Jeep while we are out on the trails all day.
The specs on the box said it can run a clock/radio for 22 hours,
a laptop PC for 6 hours, or a small T.V. for 2.5 hours on a single
charge..there were some more examples...but I cant recall now.
I think it would mostly be used for lighting
, a small radio or CD player
and Karens blow dryer...oh and an electric fan for me
if and when it gets too hot at night so I can :zz
I think its a Bargain at $149.00
Watcha think? I suppose a Deep Cycle Battery would hold a charge
a lot longer and maybe the better route to go if it could last a week
without needing a re-charge. But I have no idea.
So how long do you go between charges on your Battery?
I suppose most of you camp at a serviced site
where you have hook-ups though :conf
wow, that was a long one :red sorry