I’m going to add another deep cycle battery so i’ll have more capacity and then Im going to get a Charge Wizard by Intellipower and keep that hooked up to the batteries so that the batteries will always be charged.
I am a newbe, can you explain what this (above) means and why you are doing this? Will your trailer run off batteries or is this to supply electricity to your freezers and fridge at night? How will you charge them?
I actually wont be adding a second battery as one will work just fine. At the time I posted this I wasn’t totally informed as to the operation of this Charge Wizard as I had never used one.
So, you understand… My lighting, exhaust hood fan, water heater (for propane ignition) and water supply pump to my sink faucets are all 12vdc (battery power). I installed a deep cycle marine battery to supply power to this equipment. I wanted a hassle free way to charge this battery so decided I’d install a Charge Wizard to keep it charged. After I looked more into the Charge Wizard I learned that not only does it monitor and charge my battery, ( 3 different charging modes based on output of battery) but it also suppies 12 volt power so that a battery really isn’t needed at all but it must be supplied with 120v house aka shore power in order to convert to 12vdc power. In other words this Charge Wizard is a battery monitor/charger/converter. Having the battery installed allows you to still have lights, water, hot water, exaust fan in the event of a power outage or circuit breaker trip and your so busy (at least ya hope 😉 ) that you cant break away to reset the breaker thats 75 feet from your rig. (happens more often than I’d like) Let me know if your still confused or you have any other questions.