It is very important to be sure you are using the appropriate cable size for your inverter/battery. Failing to do so could lead to your inverter not supporting full loads and overheating, which is a potential fire hazard. Use this as a guide for choosing the proper cable size, and be sure to contact a [...]
There are several differences between lithium batteries and AGM. See below for a brief explanation: Benefits of lithium batteries: Lithium batteries offer up to 8x more charge/discharge cycles than AGM & GEL batteries Lithium batteries are 1/2 the weight of AGM & GEL batteries You will need 3 AGM / GEL batteries to every 1 [...]
Figuring out the Watt or Amp rating for an appliance or piece of equipment can be found somewhere on the equipment or you can use this estimator found online by clicking here. Once you have your Watt or Amp rating, total all equipment and then follow these guidelines. An inverter needs to supply two needs [...]
You will need a negative and positive cable to connect the charge controller to the battery. The cable size is determined by the size of the charge controller. We recommend using high quality, certified cable with high quality lugs and shrink tubing. Our cables are UL listed and extra flexible and made for inverter applications. [...]
12, 24, or 48V? When entering into the off-grid and renewable energy industry, one of the first questions that will need to be answered is “what capacity and voltage configuration do I need for my battery bank?”. Most inverters will fall into 3 categories for their input requirements: 12VDC, 24VDC, and 48VDC. This is referring [...]
I need power that doesn’t keep the campground up at night! Does this sound familiar? You can have power and not run the generator by using an AIMS DC to AC power inverter. Most RVs come with a converter. Don’t mistake a converter with an inverter. A converter converts 120 VAC electricity into 12 VDC. [...]
Our ETL listed models that conform to UL 458 or UL1741 and CSA 22.2 have a few internal components that are different from our non UL models. These components have been recommended by the ETL lab and are required to pass ETL certification equivalent to UL 458 / UL 1741 standards. The ETL listed models [...]
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To size a battery bank we take the hours needed continuously x watts = total watts/DC volts=amps needed. Example: 3 hours of run time needed * 1500 watts = 4500 watts total / 12 volts DC = 375 amps. You will need a total of 375 amps of stored power in the batteries. We don't [...]
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