Hello! new here. just bought a 1980 P30. no idea where to start a thread.

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Hello! new here. just bought a 1980 P30. no idea where to start a thread.

here she is: (add www. to this?)

firedrive.com/file/ED2A7A2995E1D886

i'm thinking about a lot of stuff that reese here was, except for the last part!!

roadfood.com/Forums/1993-Chevrolet-P30-Food-Truck-Build-m631290.aspx

I'm trying to get away from propane and use batteries/inverter.
Anyone have any thoughts on countertop induction units (flat? wok?) and/or.... 240v vs. 120v electric for a regular countertop  fryer? (Wells LL-14?)

24 min heatup time (120v/1800w) vs. 8 min. (240v/4500w)?
Anybody ever run a 240v 4500w fryer off of a 300 amp hour battery bank? (6v/300 aH batteries x4 in series? i think?)
Using a monster inverter/charger from Aims Corp?

Check THIS puppy out!!

aimscorp.net/6000-Watt-Pure-Sine-Low-Frequency-Inverter-Charger-24-Volt.html

This is all hypothetical so far, just got the truck last week.
and...Hello!
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    farmerjj
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    Re: Hello! new here. just bought a 1980 P30. no idea where to start a thread. 2014/08/04 12:22:47 (permalink)
    that's the old wrap on the truck now- it peels off fairly easily.
    i think i'm going to paint it green and tan (top 2/3 and bottom 1/3 of truck)
    then do lettering with vinyl and hand painted  "art"?
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    Re: Hello! new here. just bought a 1980 P30. no idea where to start a thread. 2014/08/04 13:28:08 (permalink)
    freesunpower.com/battery_designer.php#startGrn

    2/4/6/12 volt battery bank designer link. ^^

    i think (no idea for sure) that a bank of 12 monster 2 volters in series making 24 volts would be ideal.
    but i'd need a trailer to move it around!

    so which is better (cheaper/lasts longer/weighs less?):
    a 4 x 6 volt bank in series = 24 volts, say 300 amp hours for comparison.
    (pretty sure 4 x 6 is better than 2 x 12 to make 24 volts. no idea why however. i'm a farmer, not an electrician)
     
    OR do i need a 4 x 12 volt bank in series/parallel that weighs twice as much and holds 600 amp hours?

    i just want to be able to run for 1-2 hours with no generator.
    of course, it kind of depends on how many pounds of fries you're throwing into the fryer!
    which is a hard variable to get a fix on...

    here are 2 calculators in case anyone even understands what i'm talking about!

    if there are any people who understand electrical stuff more than i do, please correct me.
    pretty sure you want a 24 volt DC inverter input to make 240v AC output?
    again, no idea why.
    resistance or something. 

    batterystuff.com/kb/tools/calculator-sizing-a-battery-to-a-load.html
     
    batterystuff.com/kb/tools/ac-to-dc-amperage-conversion-run-through-an-inverter.html
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    Re: Hello! new here. just bought a 1980 P30. no idea where to start a thread. 2014/08/05 02:50:23 (permalink)
    http://www.roadfood.com/Forums/Restaurant-Professionals-Forum-f26.aspx
    The best forum for food trucks. Read all the posts on there and you'll have a PhD if food truckology.
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    Re: Hello! new here. just bought a 1980 P30. no idea where to start a thread. 2014/08/05 10:43:50 (permalink)
    Thanks, dude(ess?)
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    Re: Hello! new here. just bought a 1980 P30. no idea where to start a thread. 2014/08/06 01:00:05 (permalink)
    farmerjj
    Thanks, dude(ess?)


    Just Dude works!
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