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Old 02-05-2023, 12:54 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by oil pan 4 View Post
12v is for when you are experiencing to use about 2kwh per day or less. For backup power for a refrigerator and a few small items or camping because of the 12v.
Cars only have about 10 amps available for charging with everything off, idling. Burning a L of gas per hour or more for 10 amps sucks.
A 24v alternator strapped to a 3hp predator engine can do better than that, a lot better.
I'm following all that logic, but I'm suggesting a compromise that is versatile in the extremes of powering a house, and a more minimal camping application that supplies lighting and cell phone charging.

12v has the versatility advantage, not efficiency.

I might build this just as a proof or denial of concept because I don't see any info. It would set me back $260 or less, and I'd have an awesome inverter at the end of the day.
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