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BUYING GUIDE POWER & CONTROL CHOOSE THE RIGHT DOMETIC PRODUCTS FOR YOUR APPLICATION

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POWER & CONTROL BUYING GUIDE CONTENTS 04 - 09 230 VOLTS FROM THE VEHICLE BATTERY • The right voltage • Sine wave voltage, pure or modified • 230-volt inverter or mains power • Running the air conditioner on a 230-volt inverter 10 - 27 CORRECT BATTERY CHARGING • Regular full charge • Charging several batteries simultaneously • Charging different types of batteries • Retrofitting a battery charger • Temperature-controlled charging • Mobile battery chargers • Battery charging while driving • Charging batteries in the caravan • Battery charger plus 230-volt supply • Battery management system •...

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FREEDOM MEANS DOING YOUR OWN THING The kind of freedom to decide where to go, just change your plans and stay a bit longer in or at a place you really like. For most people this is the main reason for going on holiday in a motorhome, caravan or boat. Alas, many of the things that add to our enjoyment and comfort on board require energy, and that is not available in unlimited quantity on the way. Electronic appliances need recharging, and you don’t want to go without convenience items such as the coffee pad machine either. Power demands have been growing continuously over the last few years...

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POWER & CONTROL BUYING GUIDE YOUR FAVOURITE PLACES HAVE A SOCKET CONNECTION NOW 230 VOLTS FROM THE VEHICLE BATTERY When you travel in a recreational vehicle you use the power from the vehicle battery for all the electrical equipment installed inside. All connected devices such as illumination, refrigerator, heating or water pump are normally designed for 12 volts DC. This is quite sufficient en route, unless you wish to take 230-volt equipment. In this case it makes sense to have your own power supply on board. Hair drying, preparing your espresso, charging your laptop – an inverter...

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The capacity that the vehicle battery is able to deliver is the second important point. In this respect, too, it is important to remember that the appliance connected to the inverter is responsible for the amount of power taken from the vehicle battery, not the performance of the inverter itself. A laptop for instance may remain connected for a long time, even if the battery capacity is only small, while a hair drier will soon give up on the same given capacity. If you want to run highpower device on an inverter for any length of time, you should therefore have a correspondingly high...

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POWER & CONTROL BUYING GUIDE THE CORRECT VOLTAGE Dometic PerfectPower and SinePower series inverters turn 12 or 24 V DC battery power into 230 V AC for electric devices. The difference is in the type of voltage their power socket provides. This, as well as the inverter’s output rating, decides if an appliance can be operated via the inverter. As opposed to the straight-line direct current supplied by the vehicle batteries, the 230 V alternating current features a wavelike voltage curve. Common inverters generate AC voltage in different ways. The result is a modified or pure sine wave...

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Laptops, e-book readers and the popular capsule coffee machines require a pure sine wave voltage to operate failure-free. When buying an inverter, it's not only important to make sure you get the right watt rating, but also the right type of voltage curve. MOBILE LIVING MADE EASY — 7

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POWER & CONTROL BUYING GUIDE ONE POWER SOCKET – TWO TYPES OF POWER SUPPLY All Dometic inverters feature a common household power socket to which you can directly connect your devices. As inverters should be installed close to the batteries, it is not always easy to plug in the electric appliances. To make things easier, you can use the 230-volt power grid of the vehicle. The household power sockets integrated inside the vehicle get “live” as soon as they are connected to a 230volt mains hook-up. Alas, connecting a simple inverter to this grid would inevitably destroy the unit when mains...

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PLEASANT CLIMATE AIR CONDITIONING VIA INVERTER The consumption values of air conditioners make it very obvious that their stationary operation using an inverter would soon bring the battery capacity to its limits. A large battery capacity permits cooling the vehicle interior to a pleasant temperature for a short time, yet even recharging for example with solar energy will not allow for continuous independent operation. EVERYTHING UNDER CONTROL – DC KITS starter battery, the vehicle battery and the alternator. The charging current distributor controls the power management between the energy...

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POWER & CONTROL BUYING GUIDE CUSTOMIZED BATTERY CHARGING THE RIGHT STRATEGY TO CHARGE YOUR BATTERIES Contents, specifications and availability are subject to change due to the technical improvement.

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The batteries in motorhomes, caravans or boats are responsible for the power supply in remote places where mains power is unavailable. Specially designed for autarkic energy supply, these batteries feature a high cycle stability and thus a long life expectancy – provided they are properly recharged. If a battery fails earlier than normal, this is most often due to the fact that it was not recharged in good time or, even worse, the wrong charging strategy was applied. CAUTION Improper recharging causes sulphate build-up on the battery’s lead plates. The sulphate crystals sink to the bottom,...

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POWER & CONTROL BUYING GUIDE THE RIGHT CHARGING STRATEGY Recreational vehicles and boats are typically fitted with two different types of battery: batteries with a lead-acid fill (wet, AGM or gel) and lithium ion batteries. For optimal recharging, each battery type requires a specific charging curve, which should be programmed on the battery charger. If the starter battery and vehicle battery are recharged via a battery charger, the specific battery design and the corresponding current draw have to be taken into account. Dometic PerfectCharge series battery chargers are adapted to the...

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