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by bradleydavidgood777
Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Always on lighter/12v port - Charging battery banks
Replies: 9
Views: 334

Re: Always on lighter/12v port - Charging battery banks

Yes, I do want robust. And I can use some of the extra wire for an outdoor sound system. Thanks for the suggestion, I'll get the 10 gauge.
by bradleydavidgood777
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Always on lighter/12v port - Charging battery banks
Replies: 9
Views: 334

Re: Always on lighter/12v port - Charging battery banks

Thanks Don! This one is cool! https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B074FH81GQ/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1 What would you use for wire? I don't see blue sea wire. Here is a 12 gauge: https://www.amazon.com/GS-Power-Aluminum-Conductor-Amplifier/dp/B07581PPYC/ref=sr_1_4?hvadid=35271...
by bradleydavidgood777
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Always on lighter/12v port - Charging battery banks
Replies: 9
Views: 334

Re: Always on lighter/12v port - Charging battery banks

OK cool, good to know. I also will try charging the smaller battery bank in the car with the solar panel that comes with the home kit and compare the charging speed with the lighter port and see which one works better. I want to explore all options and try them - you never know how you can get a cha...
by bradleydavidgood777
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:39 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Always on lighter/12v port - Charging battery banks
Replies: 9
Views: 334

Always on lighter/12v port - Charging battery banks

Here are the two battery banks I am considering. One for the car and one for the house. Although I may sometimes take the larger one on the road while camping without electricity nearby. Small one says 13-22V/2A max input from solar panel. I'm assuming it's about the same for the lighter. https://ww...
by bradleydavidgood777
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:24 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Always on lighter/12v port - Charging battery banks
Replies: 9
Views: 334

Re: Always on lighter/12v port

Awesome, thanks aerowhatt! That will work out perfectly. I'll check the draw on potential power bricks I'm considering. I go out to my car every day around the time that it is done charging, so it won't be on the 12V for long after charging is complete. Maybe 30-60 minutes. Wait, I have not checked ...
by bradleydavidgood777
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Always on lighter/12v port - Charging battery banks
Replies: 9
Views: 334

Always on lighter/12v port - Charging battery banks

Hi, I've been thinking of wiring an always on lighter port from the battery terminals (or positive battery terminal and vehicle ground nearby), to the center console area. I would then be able to charge some kind of battery that accepts 12v input. Also, I can use the lighter when the car is off, or ...
by bradleydavidgood777
Thu May 30, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: iMiEV as workhorse
Replies: 176
Views: 45817

Re: iMiEV as workhorse

Yea, not for that, just for laptops, phones and stuff at the campground, mobile office, or power outages.

I have no desire to run corded saws anymore after trying the battery baby saw.
by bradleydavidgood777
Thu May 30, 2019 5:23 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: iMiEV as workhorse
Replies: 176
Views: 45817

Re: iMiEV as workhorse

Looks like the inverter is already made by another brand. So I could probably take apart one of the Kobalt 40V chargers and connect the wires from this brand's inverter.
https://www.amazon.com/Greenworks-Cordless-Power-Inverter-battery/dp/B07B7LBFVL
by bradleydavidgood777
Thu May 30, 2019 5:06 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: iMiEV as workhorse
Replies: 176
Views: 45817

Re: iMiEV as workhorse

I have avoided doing the math again! Spotty tornado thunderstorms brought down 10 huge trees on the back road in my 2 mile wood scavenging loop near my house. I got this stuff in two and a half loads. These 4 foot sections are normally what they leave on the side of the road and fit nicely into the ...
by bradleydavidgood777
Fri May 24, 2019 5:33 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: iMiEV as workhorse
Replies: 176
Views: 45817

Re: iMiEV as workhorse

What about the 8A one?

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