those of you that homebuilt (or modified smb) your rigs, what was your choice of A/C charging method/equipment for the house battery bank?
my setup will have solar (solar world 245w panel with mppt) and a/c charging capabilities.
100% boondocking build with access to a/c power 5 days per week for about 8-12 hrs per day while at work. during which, my small 12v cooler and fantastic fan should be the only constant load (i plan on having all outlets switched to kill any phantom loads). after work, batteries will be used as i will be "unplugged" and usage will increase of course.
most devices will be 12v but i will have 120v outlets for a few things that i will use regularly (nothing with a big draw).
i doubt i will have trouble keeping the batteries charged well given these circumstances so i have a simple system in mind. i wont be touching the vehicles electrical system at all.
im interested in the IOTA 30a charger
with the IQ4 Module
attached to a retractable cord reel, say 25' of cable at the most (still working on correct wire size), with an external door for the plug end (i could use a suggestion on that actually...id like it to be stealthy).
ill have a disconnect switch (or maybe a selector switch ??) so that only one charging source will be active to the battery bank. i could use some advice on that as well. a selector switch seems to be a better idea than a disconnect.
any comments on the Iota charger? other brand recommendations? install suggestions? i know boondocking full time and camping dont always have the same requirements but i find the info here to be very helpful.