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Old 01-21-2017, 08:11 AM   #1
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Auxillary Batteries Setup Video

Did a video of the house battery setup I did for my van.
Used 4ga CCA for the charge line
Used 4awg OFC for the power lines inside the box to the inverter
I really like the VSR, works perfectly.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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http://www.samsclub.com/sams/duracel...prod3590225.ip


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Old 01-21-2017, 12:12 PM   #2
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Nice solution. Appreciate your showing the routing.
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Have you had previous experience with those batteries?
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Have you had previous experience with those batteries?
I haven't used Duracell AGM. On the farm we used Interstate in the tractors. In my son's race trailer with a solar system we just used WalMart group 31 deep cycle lead acids. It has worked perfectly for over a year now. (knock on wood!)
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Pretty sure the Duracells are East Penn mfg. I bought a couple flooded for my F250, made in USA and they had higher CCA than most.
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My deciding factors on the system I built were: Safety, Function and Cost.
Since this is going to be my weekend vehicle for driving to trailheads, I didn't feel the need to go crazy on components since there's not going to be a long term, high draw on it. I ran my house vacuum and the GF's fancy hair dryer with the inverter for over 30 minutes drawing 1700+ watts and the 4awg power cable got slightly warm, I'd estimate under 110 degrees.

Also, the Duracell AGM group 34 deep cycles from Sam's Club have a 3yr warranty.
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Auxillary Batteries Setup Video

My Sam's Club Duracell deep-cycle AGMs are going on five years now and have been pretty good, especially since I haven't been as diligent about charging them as I should be. At about $150 each (I got three for a total of about 330ah), I can't complain at all.
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Thanks for the video.

I'm going to buy 2 of those to replace mine. Thanks
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That True battery separator is interesting...similar specs and price to the blue sea SCR series....good to know there is another choice.
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So far the separator(VSR) seems great. Starts sending charge a few seconds after the vehicle starts. I turned on the inverter to see what voltage the batteries were being maintained at and it was the exact same as what the AGM/Gel charger in my garage puts out to the batteries.
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