M name is Kads and I am very happy to have found this road tripping forum. I am a 23 year-old aspiring film maker and writer who, in less than 2 months time, will be jumping into "the Van" and spending the next several months on the road filming a full length documentary and writing about our adventures.
My question[/B]: I have a Optima Blue-Top D34M battery (55 AH, 1000 MCA, 850 CCA, 100 RC) and I am looking to use it as our backup battery source. I would like to find a charger that runs from the Cigarette adapter directly to the battery (with battery clamps or clips) and then check the charge with a multimeter. To use the stored power I have a Xantrex 400w inverter that we will hard-wire onto the battery itself for power. Anyone done this before? I have been Googling around for one and haven't found any help. Any suggestions?
Thanks and happy travels!