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Q: Battery Location and Others

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#1 Rahvin2j3


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Posted 27 January 2019 - 05:59 AM

Hi Guys,


Good day!


May I ask some questions?


- Can we add a house battery under the hood? Or it has to be inside the cargo area.

- For NV3500 SV/SL - what's the AH value of the so-called HD battery (as what I can see in the brochure)?

- I know that the alternator is 130AH - is this enough to charge house batteries via ACR and others? Or, there is a need to install another one.


Thank you in advance!


- Rahv


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#2 radin2son



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Posted 27 January 2019 - 09:52 AM

Rahv, You could, but why? For simplicity’s sake, leave the vehicle battery/alternator alone.

Ford makes/made a bracket to mount the house batteries to the frame, yet E series owners put them under the floor in the back. DIY conversions have the batteries inside and rely on solar charging. No need to connect to the vehicle battery.

Check with other conversion specific forums to get answers. There just is not that much interest on this forum.

You have yet to disclose what vans and floor plans you are considering and when you hope to reside in Canada. This would make for more interesting posts than just asking questions... It would also let others on this forum, who have owned Chevys etc, to offer help and/or opinions.

Edited by radin2son, 27 January 2019 - 12:30 PM.

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