I have a remote camp with no road acess so everythting needs to be taken in by boat or snowmobile. In the summer transport by boat isn’t bad but in the winter the trips for propane and kerosene are constant (25miles round trip).
My question is that I am considering a pellet stove but with no power except battery/inverter and generator, and the fact that the pellet stoves require power for the auger, blower and exhaust fan, can these be converted to DC motors more efficiently than using the inverter or am I just as well off using the battery /inverter combination and probably charging the batteries every two days instead of three to four days?
I think you will find the conversion over to DC motors is too much work and too many problems. However, the AC motors in the stove do not require the higher priced pure sinewave inverters, so you can get by with the lower cost modified sinewave inverters you see at all boat and RV outlets. Avoid the really cheap units as they are not designed to run for longer hours like your wood stove and they have a low efficiency so they will draw more battery power than the higher priced units. Also, unless you plan to also power lights and other appliances you don’t need a large inverter and will probably be able to use an inverter in the 500 watt range.
Good luck and stay warm,