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post #9 of Old 05-28-2013
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Re: Inverter for hot water tank

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Originally Posted by tibtib View Post
Another option would be to convert the water heater to 12 volt operation by changing the element. Here's an example 6 Inch 12 Volt DC Submersible Water Heater Element 6 Inch 12 Volt DC Submersible Water Heater Element [430] - $49.98 : Missouri Wind and Solar, DIY Wind and Solar Energy
Unfortunately, this doesn't change the amount of energy that a battery can store and how much water it could heat. Those low wattage elements will only increase (signficantly) the time it takes to make hot water.
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