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Old 09-14-2013, 11:40 AM   #6 (permalink)
oil pan 4
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Originally Posted by Ryland View Post
If you are just using the battery as the buffer you shouldn't need a charge controller or anything other then a high voltage cut off that will only act as a safety.
A varrac and rectifier array would be the cheapest most efficient way to go.

The problem with a bunch of batteries sitting on a trailer is after 5 to 10 years they will be worth less for extending range, no matter if you used them a lot or not.
A generator on the other hand as long as you keep the rain off it, store it with fresh oil in the sump and no gas in the gas tank or if a diesel with bio free diesel in its fuel tank it will still run good as new after 10 years.
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