Off Grid Home Forums Technical Discussion Batteries and Inverters Re: Batteries and Inverters


Don’t split your bank. A customer of mine inherited such a system and it did not work. Why so much power? Save money, get a pair of 3kW which is plenty.

Whatever you do don’t go for a split center tapped system. It will give you grief. I have a better ikdea that works better and the system does not get unbalanced.

Do not assume you need as much inverter power as you would need in generator capacity. That is a fallacy. All my systems only need 6kW total even for driving air conditioners. Bigger inverters also have greater parasitic losses. I understand why you went 24V but 48V would be better for seveal reasons to do with battery service life, and there are 48V alternators available.