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    Posted: 10 Nov 2023 at 4:04pm
Originally posted by mjlrpod

I just ordered two 100 ah lithium batts from renogy. Two 100ah batts with both bluetooth monitoring and self warming was 1,050ish,  1,126 with tax. This should be the end of my battery concerns for a while. As long as there is sun, I should be able to run pretty much indefinitely. According to the tech, I should be able to run the dc fridge for 30 hours + with no charging. I'm pretty excited. 


You're in for a treat. We have lithium in our trailer and it has been a game changer for us. Combined with solar, your electrical woes are gone and all you have to worry about is water and tank capacity. Will you be installing an inverter as well?
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The inverter is up in the air right now. I can get by so far with my Jackery. I can make coffee, and watch T.V. for a 4 - 5 days without charging.  If I have any sun, I can go who knows how long. I might add another 1 or 2 hundred watts of solar panel so I can keep the Jackery charged up as well. 
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So I just received my new solar panels. I bought 2 Bi-facial 220 watt panels, that should provide about 500 watts of power, in direct sunlight. I also am replacing my 10 amp PWM controller, with a 40 amp Mppt controller. That and the 2 new lifepo4 batteries will be awesome. I should be pretty much energy self sufficient, barring several cloudy days in a row. Even at that, if I shut off the DC fridge, i'd be fine. Can't wait till spring to get it all installed. I'll have 180 watts of solar for sale at that point. I am removing my pre exsisting panels so my system can work as efficiently as possible. I have to start researching an inverter now. I know nothing about it. I'm hoping to run the t.v. , maybe a nice fan, and a keurig coffee pot. I figure at least a thousand watt would be needed? Don't really know. If anyone has good inverter knowledge, I'd like to hear. 
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