I am looking to use a 100ah AGM battery and a battery isolator to run what will at first be only lighting a fan and diesel heater. I think I can survive without the solar panel with no fridge and I was wondering what components I can use that are cost effective and won’t become obsolete if/when I decide to add solar.
I can get an isolator for under 100 bucks and battery under 200. What else do I need other than fuses and the wiring to make this thing work?
Will a direct connection from the stock alternator/isolator on a 2013 E250 cook that battery without some sort of controller and if so what are my options for preventing it?
Has someone who has been down this particular path before me care to share what they did and what they did or did not like about the setup.
How much do I need to spend on an inverter to get a decent one? If it doesn’t say pure sine does that make it junk?