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   * **easy/​cheap to run** off a [[lifestyle:​faq_solar_generator|portable power pack]]((which you will have to recharge somehow))   * **easy/​cheap to run** off a [[lifestyle:​faq_solar_generator|portable power pack]]((which you will have to recharge somehow))
       * fan       * fan
-      * CPAP+      * [[https://​www.cpap.com/​blog/​cpap-camping/​|CPAP]] - especially with humidification turned off
   * **average loads** - small ($) house power system: ​ Example: ​ 200w of solar and 100Ah of battery. ​   * **average loads** - small ($) house power system: ​ Example: ​ 200w of solar and 100Ah of battery. ​
       * [[food:​refrigeration|12v compressor fridges]] -- they use little power and run intermittently       * [[food:​refrigeration|12v compressor fridges]] -- they use little power and run intermittently
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 Note:  So-called [[lifestyle:​faq_solar_generator|solar generators]] **do not generate power**: ​ they are battery banks, usually AGM or lithium. ​ See below. ​ Note:  So-called [[lifestyle:​faq_solar_generator|solar generators]] **do not generate power**: ​ they are battery banks, usually AGM or lithium. ​ See below. ​
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 +===== use patterns =====
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 +  * People who can camp in driveways can cheaply run shore power to the van with an extension cord.  ​
 +  * people who weekend camp can [[https://​www.reddit.com/​r/​vandwellers/​comments/​hkvuot/​agm_charging_for_weekenders/​|charge the batteries from shore power on their return]], augmenting with alternator, solar, or generator if needed
 +  * people who drive hours each day (delivery, trucking, etc) may be fine with [[electrical:​12v:​b2b|DC-DC charging]] alone. ​ This also applies to lithium chemistry batteries
 +  * people who spend long periods off-grid will probably want a robust solar install
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 ===== storing power ===== ===== storing power =====
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