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Old 09-13-2020, 07:38 AM   #21
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I agree , but, in Canada, no generators allowed in Walmart parking lots, no leaving the trailer there by itself....no awnings out, etc.... I find the deep cycle battery and an inverter work well ..
The Jackery is not a generator, but a power station. It converts, not generates, it's called advertising. For instance, the Jackery Explorer 500 is merely a 144 ah lithium battery with converters to run various outputs, that can be recharged (generated?) with solar, AC, or DC.

Stop and think, a 100 ah Battleborn lithium battery has 100 ah's and costs $8-900, but the Jackery claims to have a 144 ah lithium battery and all those conversion items for $499. What a steal!

When it's too good to be true, it's generally . . . . .

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Old 09-13-2020, 08:09 AM   #22
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The Jackery is not a generator, but a power station. It converts, not generates, it's called advertising. For instance, the Jackery Explorer 500 is merely a 144 ah lithium battery with converters to run various outputs, that can be recharged with solar, AC, or DC.

Stop and think, a 100 ah Battleborn lithium battery has 100 ah's and costs $8-900, but the Jackery claims to have a 144 ah lithium battery and all those conversion items for $499. What a steal!

When it's too good to be true, it's generally . . . . .

Enjoy,

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My apologies, it looked like a generator at first glance, it would be great. Too bad no one in Canada sells it to get up close and personal so, I can study the thing.
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Old 09-13-2020, 08:30 AM   #23
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My apologies, it looked like a generator at first glance, it would be great. Too bad no one in Canada sells it to get up close and personal so, I can study the thing.
No apology needed. The apology should come from Jackery.

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Old 09-13-2020, 03:53 PM   #24
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What happened to Vincinto? Lot of good advice here, but no response.

The lights was the only thing I saw on the original question. Don't most trailers have DC powered lights? Inverter not needed, yet I see that mentioned several times.

If there's no battery, just get a battery powered lantern, if lights is all that is wanted.
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Old 09-13-2020, 03:58 PM   #25
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[QUOTE=Perryb67;793051]No apology needed. The apology should come from Jackery.

Check the spec. That's 144 amp hrs at 3.6 volts.
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Old 09-13-2020, 10:10 PM   #26
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Check the spec. That's 144 amp hrs at 3.6 volts.
Ah, I missed that. I believe that would give the battery only 41 ah's at 12.6 volts available. That wouldn't even begin to qualify as acceptable for us. We have about 110 ah's available for use (AGM's, 220 ah's/2 = 110 ah's available) and many times we're on the edge. That would give me even less reason to purchase a Jackery. It comes in a nice package though.

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Old 11-28-2020, 06:07 PM   #27
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Howdy, I wired all lights and inverter to a large deep cycle battery.
I recently bought a 1977 Boler and am thinking of the marine battery & inverter as well, curious where you have yours mounted? I was thinking under the bench seat but saw a mention earlier it needs to be outside of the camper? I am a newbie and learning everything as I go along.
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Old 11-28-2020, 06:17 PM   #28
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Battery location

The battery should be outside in a Box and the heavy cable to come through a hole to the inverter. Since I built a kitchen in the front where the bunk notmally go, it was easy to find space under the kitchen counter.
I will gladly answer any more questions re: the setup. I have all the pics as well.
You can contact me at : jessomemike@gmail.com

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Old 11-28-2020, 06:58 PM   #29
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The battery on both of my trilliums was inside under the roadside (drivers side) seat at the front, I haven’t blown up yet
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Old 11-29-2020, 08:20 AM   #30
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The battery on both of my trilliums was inside under the roadside (drivers side) seat at the front, I haven’t blown up yet
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Good to know, although it is a real hazard. Like any hazard, its up to each individual to decide for themselves. Here in the litigious USA I would never suggest someone ignore such hazard. Hopefully Canadian legal system is not as bad.



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Old 11-29-2020, 08:29 AM   #31
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I have a battery under the driver's side bed with vents connected to the cap plumbed to the outside.
Better would be if I had also installed a separate vent to the bottom and top of the battery box so that the natural air flow would take any gases that were not contained in the vent caps out as well.
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Old 11-29-2020, 10:47 AM   #32
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Battery debate

Lead acid batteries are used to power forklifts, carts and many other types of machinery in many industrial settings. Many facilities have charging areas where multiple heavy duty lead acid batteries are recharged at the same time. In some cases facilities maintain large banks of lead acid batteries that are used to provide backup power to critical systems during an emergency. Fire engines, HAZMAT and emergency response vehicles frequently include banks of lead acid batteries for the same purpose. Gases produced or released by the batteries while they are being charged can be a significant safety concern, especially when the batteries are located or charged in an enclosed or poorly ventilated area, or on the truck.

Sulfuric acid contains sulfur, and hydrogen sulfide (H2S) is a possible by-product of over-charging and battery decomposition. If you smell the rotten egg odor of H2S in the charging area, you should assume that this very dangerous gas is a possibility. You should leave the area, and use a gas detecting instrument with an H2S sensor to confirm whether the gas is present before returning.

However, H2S is not the most common gas associated with charging or discharging lead acid batteries that contain sulfuric acid. Given the over-heating and other problems you mentioned, you may not find H2S, but you probably will find the presence of other atmospheric hazards when you test the atmosphere in the area with your gas detector.
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Old 11-30-2020, 06:33 PM   #33
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I'm in Toronto (still). Haven't left yet. Hope to soon- in spite of winter.
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Old 12-01-2020, 02:14 AM   #34
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Good advice from others already. When boondocking, always unplug the electrical hookup from the tow vehicle. That way, you won't drain its battery, too. Start the TV before plugging in the trailer.

This is one of the main things I use the remote start on my truck for. It's nice to just stand by the plug and use the remote start, then plug it in.



Oh, and if you stop for the night in a rest area or truck stop and unplug the electrical hookup, put a note on the steering wheel to remind yourself to check and see if it's plugged back in before you get out on the freeway.
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Old 12-01-2020, 02:16 AM   #35
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No apology needed. The apology should come from Jackery.

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Perry

All these Jackery, Goal Zero, etc all calling themselves generators is just stupid. Solar panel is a generator. These things are just glorified battery packs.
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Old 12-01-2020, 06:13 AM   #36
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Thank you Steve. Appreciate your reply.
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