Ok,so I had my budget severely cut and I won't be able to afford panels right away. I need a generator, batteries, and an inverter for now. Looking at 235 ah 6 volt batteries from crown. They seem to be the cheapest decent quality batteries available locally. $259 each. I could get 2 or 4, depending on the cost of the other items. Inverter - modified sine wave or pure sine wave?. I don't know if I should get a 12v one though, because once I have money for panels I will probably want to move to a 24 volt system. If I get a 24 volt one then I have to buy 4 6v batteries. I have seen ones that accept multiple input voltages, but they seem to cost a lot more. I would rather spend more on an inverter now and not have to upgrade it when I get panels. I eventually want to run 3-4 300 watt panels. Generator - ideally it would be big enough I could use my small welder with it. I use hat at home on a 220volt 30amp circuit with no issues. I don't mind running the genny for welding, power tools, etc, but I want to be able to run freezers on my solar setup eventually. Thoughts?
Oh and the trailer's charger/converter is an intelli power 9000. PD 9040 13.6 volt 40 amp
LiFePO 12v 100ah batteries are about $800 each here. Canada sucks for batteries.