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New comment from Gordon Dyer

I am fitting a Victron 12-3000-120 on my 45 performance. A marine sparky I have very high regard for, has advised me to install as close as possible to the batteries, like really really close! Add some vents if needed.
Cheers Gordon


Original Post by Jan Hjelmqwist

Where to put an inverter?

<p>I plan to buy an inverter when I’m done with my installation of Lithium batteries in my 385GL. <br />Can someone suggest a good place to mount it.</p>
<p>Inverters are fairly large and require good cooling. It’s good if it can be mounted close to very thick battery cables. <br />I had in mind to mount it under the navigation table but I fear that there will not be sufficient legroom left.<br />Has anyone placed an inverter behind the sofa? There is plenty of room, but is there enough cool air?</p>

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<p>I have a 460GL and a Victron combo charger/inverter which is located on a vertical panel under the cockpit sole accessible from the removable panel at the aft end of the starboard aft cabin. It has a remote control panel by the chart table and produces, from memory, 2.5Kw. I have a six battery lithium bank under the floor just ahead of the steps down from the cockpit. I also have a DC-DC charger arrangement. Let me know if you need further details.  Julian</p>