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181b: Battery life
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July 13, 2017
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klou13
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Hi there.

We just purchased a 181b. Wondering what other happy campers have experienced with battery life when not connected to electricity? Husband uses nightly CPAP machine to sleep…

 

Thanks!

 

Kristie

July 14, 2017
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 Just an FYI from another forum…easier to cut and paste..

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Your wall outlets WILL NOT WORK from simple battery power when off-grid…………….UNLESS………………..(wait for it)……………..

YOU HAVE AN INVERTER!

An inverter will take 12VDC battery power and ‘invert’ or change it into 120VAC house current.

Depending on how you wire said inverter to your existing 120VAC distribution system, you could have the entire coach powered or a few selected outlets. What it will NOT run is your roof A/C, fridge on electric or any resistance type heating appliance (at least not for very long).

That’s the simple answer. There are many ways to connect an inverter to your power systems. If you are not familiar with AC and DC circuits, you should have this type of work done by someone who is well qualified to do so. 

Suggest you speak with your local dealer or someone versed in the electrical system. Good luck.

July 14, 2017
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If he needs CPAP he will most likely need a generator at night. 

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