After many years of dreaming I sold my Syncro and saved up and just finally took possession of my new MB sprinter 4x4 from Brian and company. I am beyond happy. The Syncro was awesome but felt beat up after driving for more than 4 hours, now I can go x country no problem.
I do have a questions that I have been unable to find answers for, I did search the forum but no luck. Sorry if this has been answered and I missed it.
Was hoping I could get some advice.
Q: How long can I run my Suburban NT-16sq? propane furnace for when running on the house battery? So I live in Portland Oregon where the sun dont shine in the winter
. I plan on doing some winter excursions, I have solar but no sun most of the winter. I will not be able to hook up to shore power. If I run my propane heater all day and all night about how long will it run safely before damaging the house battery? According to the propane heater manual the draw is 2.8A
I am using this calculator
Battery Life Calculator
200ah battery I have UB4D
So according to the calculator running a 2.8a draw on a 200ah battery it would yield a 71.4 hours. Providing nothing else is running. In other words can I expect to run the propane heater safely for about 2 days conservatively considering it will be going on and off considering I will set the thermostat to low. Does that sound right?
I suppose I could run the engine to charge up a bit or go for a drive.