Thank you and an update

Submitted: Saturday, Oct 07, 2017 at 12:24
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Good morning,

I thought I would provide an update on my prior questions and a big thank you for those that gave me advise.

The forum threads that I am particularly referring to are 135313 Caravan, 135519 inverter, 135599 solar v battery, 135616 inverter.

We have just come back from a very dry Trilby Station on the Darling river in NSW.
This was the first trip using our new Jayco outback pop top.

I installed another 100AH deep cycle battery to give 200AH.
Also added a 2000w pure sine wave inverter.

Wired up a anderson plug onto our 30 amp solar regulator to be able to use our 180 W portable solar. (2 x 90W) with the roof mounted 150W panel.

The English Rose didn't use the hair drier, but we did use the Princess's CPAP type machine nightly via the inverter, using the built in amp meter on the Drifter control panel the draw at night with just the machine was 4.5 to 6 amps.

I didn't do any real measurement but it seemed to me that the solar (with me manually chasing the sun) managed to put enough back in to keep the batteries charged.

We did use the generator 1 day because of a 42 *C. day. But over the 7 nights we were there I was happy with the way every thing went.

William
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Reply By: Member - Alan H (QLD) - Sunday, Oct 08, 2017 at 08:04

Sunday, Oct 08, 2017 at 08:04
I also use a CPAP machine and found that the 12v transformer (dear to buy) uses alot less power than through a 240V inverter and I also turn te humidifier off when on batteries. It only uses 1-2 amps this way

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Follow Up By: Member - William B (The Shire) - Sunday, Oct 08, 2017 at 09:37

Sunday, Oct 08, 2017 at 09:37
Thanks for that info Alan,

We are hiring the unit at the moment so are using the inverter so there can be no problems, once we purchase one I will buy a 12v transformer.

As the Little Princess is still getting used to the machine we are keeping the humidifier on.

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Follow Up By: Dean K3 - Monday, Oct 09, 2017 at 12:48

Monday, Oct 09, 2017 at 12:48
Personal experience with a cpap machine -and I failed with it dismally. I can't handle the mask over my face feels to claustrophobic

You need humidifier all the time - if you don't use it the air becomes too dry and drys up throat causing further restriction complications.

Just my 2 cents worth
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