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inverter and charger question


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Hiya i'm after some info please

at present i have a sterling pro charger

the 3 output one cost a lot of money but well worth it as its brill

looks after the batteries lovely and you sure do know if a joint isn't tight as it just doesn't work

anyway i'm after an inverter which changes automatically

ie when on shore power i will be charging the batts but running on normal 240v

then when no shore power is about it will automatically switch to the inverter and run off the batts

hope that makes sense it does to me anyway lol

obviously i don't want to spend ridiculous money but know these aren't cheap

and i will want a pure sine wave as i have tried a modified and it sent my boiler and TV haywire

i will either need a 3 output or just 1 and get another charger or keep the one i have

at present my layout is

engine batt

engine batt

2 leisure 110ah each linked but will prob get another just to bump it up a bit

as most of you know i do spend 95% of my time on board so need a system that is easy and reliable to use

at the minute i'm also in the process of re-wiring the mains i have tried a proper fuse board but it melted the breaker

as i have too much power being used throughout the boat all the time

so i swapped it for a normal household fusebox which works fine but doesn't look right

so am thinking what can i do with that as the BSS states u need lights to show its running on 240v

i suppose i could just use the lights on my old board and convert them

anyway i'm rambling lol look forward to hearing some suggestions

steve

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I make no comment on your general installation but if you want an auto switch that senses weather you are on shore power or inverter and automatically switches to the correct one (shorepower as default) then here’s the kiddie for you.

http://www.power-store.com/view-item.asp?itemid=1359&id=223&

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not actually what i want but thanks anyway steve

"anyway i'm after an inverter which changes automatically

ie when on shore power i will be charging the batts but running on normal 240v

then when no shore power is about it will automatically switch to the inverter and run off the batts"

Well it does exactly what you describe, well with the addition of the inverter it would anyway, are you lookingt for an inverter that has one of those actually built into it then?

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