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Old 09-16-2021
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Whatever you decide, make sure you get a Pure Sine Wave inverter. Some modern electronically controlled devices do not like Modified Sine Wave. The Magnum 3000w inverter/charger seems to be a popular choice with many owners.
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Old 09-17-2021
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Whatever you decide, make sure you get a Pure Sine Wave inverter. Some modern electronically controlled devices do not like Modified Sine Wave. The Magnum 3000w inverter/charger seems to be a popular choice with many owners.
Thanks for the information.
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Hal,
The other part of the inverter is the batteries.
You should research that as well.
How many?
What type?
Many people have very different opinions on the best way to go.
But in general lead acid are the cheapest upfront, but require maintenance and cycle discipline.
Lithium more expensive up front, but some suggest they may be less long term.
They have their own set of unique charging parameters.
Agm / gel type, cost more then lead acid , but less then lithium.
I know many have had success with this type.
Do your research and see what fits best for your needs.
Oh and inverter pure sign wave is best, but look at pass threw technology as well.
Wiring can get a bit more complex with that style.
Your into this deep, and getting deeper lol.
But you’ll figure out what’s best for you needs.
Have fun!
Best.
Touré
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Victron has a nice new model of the MultiPlus II that includes the transfer switching, power boost (extra watts when you need them) full control, etc all in one box.
If you are going to redo it, this might be a perfect fit.
https://www.victronenergy.com/invert...lus-ii-2x-120v

LiFePo4 instead of Lead Acid is the way to go, take some time learning from sites like DIYSolarForum or off grid garage before you buy.
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Hal,
The other part of the inverter is the batteries.
You should research that as well.
How many?
What type?
Many people have very different opinions on the best way to go.
But in general lead acid are the cheapest upfront, but require maintenance and cycle discipline.
Lithium more expensive up front, but some suggest they may be less long term.
They have their own set of unique charging parameters.
Agm / gel type, cost more then lead acid , but less then lithium.
I know many have had success with this type.
Do your research and see what fits best for your needs.
Oh and inverter pure sign wave is best, but look at pass threw technology as well.
Wiring can get a bit more complex with that style.
Your into this deep, and getting deeper lol.
But you’ll figure out what’s best for you needs.
Have fun!
Best.
Touré
Definitely a lot to research as well as figuring out what my needs will be.
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Victron has a nice new model of the MultiPlus II that includes the transfer switching, power boost (extra watts when you need them) full control, etc all in one box.
If you are going to redo it, this might be a perfect fit.
https://www.victronenergy.com/invert...lus-ii-2x-120v

LiFePo4 instead of Lead Acid is the way to go, take some time learning from sites like DIYSolarForum or off grid garage before you buy.
I’ll look into both. I watch a few minutes of a victron video explaining how they operate, my head exploded about 4.5 minutes in and I had to stop watching.
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If your local starter/alternator repair shop doesn’t look like this it’s a front for money laundering!
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I had a chance to check my dash lights, surprised to find out the dash lights work for the most part. The upper left is out but at least the lower panel works. I also figured out why my turn signals and hazards weren’t working, there is a single fuse below the left side of the dash and one of the spade terminals was disconnected. It’s cable tied to the air lines from the dump switch, I think I probably disconnected it when I had the shift panel off to troubleshoot my no start issue. Anyway signals and flashers work now.
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Does anyone have a source for the fan pulley mounting/adjusting bracket. I have a crack in mine and assume it’s not repairable.
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Get it welded.
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