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  • Solar noob from Washington

    Hey folks,
    I've just ordered a little cargo trailer that I'll be building into a custom camper. I'll be adding solar, so I figured I'd join up here. I'm a battery nerd, but I've not yet got into solar. So y'all will probably get to see me learning things the hard way. Should be fun.

  • #2
    Learning the hard way, is the expensive way. Best way to counsel you, is what do you expect to need to use with electricity ? Will the camper be driven daily when the power is in use ?
    Powerfab top of pole PV mount (2) | Listeroid 6/1 w/st5 gen head | XW6048 inverter/chgr | Iota 48V/15A charger | Morningstar 60A MPPT | 48V, 800A NiFe Battery (in series)| 15, Evergreen 205w "12V" PV array on pole | Midnight ePanel | Grundfos 10 SO5-9 with 3 wire Franklin Electric motor (1/2hp 240V 1ph ) on a timer for 3 hr noontime run - Runs off PV ||
    || Midnight Classic 200 | 10, Evergreen 200w in a 160VOC array ||
    || VEC1093 12V Charger | Maha C401 aa/aaa Charger | SureSine | Sunsaver MPPT 15A

    solar: http://tinyurl.com/LMR-Solar
    gen: http://tinyurl.com/LMR-Lister


    • #3
      Makes sense. That's how I plan my battery builds too. Though most batteries I build are much smaller than this one will be. I'll start a thread in the Camper section. But the only thing that will need power while I'm driving would be a small refrigerator. The trailer won't get here until at least October, so until then, there's not much to do except plan.