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Old 06-16-2018, 10:12 PM   #1
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Wondering what type of external power supply other than a generator people have purchased. I had a power box I'd charge before a trip so I could charge my phone and computer after a few boondocking days but it blew up. Shopping for a new one. Most have more options than I need but I'm open. Mostly want the external 120v power.
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Old 06-16-2018, 10:54 PM   #2
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I have a Honda 1000 watt generator and two 40 watt solar panels.
I started out with the generator just to charge my battery. I have no air conditioner so I don't need much.
Since getting the solar panels, I find I'm leaving the generator at home ( and the gas can ).
Solar takes care of my needs.
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Old 06-16-2018, 11:34 PM   #3
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for charging phones, I use USB chargers connected to my trailer's 12V system. I also have a '400W' (really, 200W continuous) portable inverter that I plug into a powerpole socket that I installed on said trailer 12v system for charging things that need 120V.

my trailer has dual GC-2 golf cart batteries, which give me 210 amp*hours at 12V. assuming no more than 50% discharge, thats about 1200 watt*hours useful power. there's a 160 watt solar system on the roof so parked in the open on sunny days, I'm pretty sure I get at least 1000 watt*hours back into the system.
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