I've done a lot of reading online and have a good basic understanding of off grid systems, but can't find any detailed wiring diagrams. We'd like to do everything ourselves, and then just pay an electrician to check it for us. I have some specific questions though please, and welcome any advice from the nice folks out there that seem to know a lot.
System will be 10 x 80 watt panels, in parallel, about 4 amps ea, a 50-60 amp charge controller, about 2000ah of batteries, and a 4-5000w inverter. I understand how to size the wires based on distance.
1. Does anyone have a detailed wiring diagram? Like a diagram for idiots?
2. Do I need fuses? Which size and where exactly?
the panels have mc4 cables on them. I plan to connect needed wire to each one with mc4 connectors, (so I don't have to cut off the connectors and void my warranty) and connect all the positive and negative wires to a combiner box, and then to the charge controller.
3.how should the system be grounded?