DIY Solar Generator (rev 2) – Low-Cost Portable Power — with Build List

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Features:
• always-available portable AC power
• pure-sine power for motorized loads
• cart makes transport around property convenient
• can be charged from AC power or solar
• high capacity (2000W/95Ah)
• 7 – 120VAC outlets
• 1 – USB charging ports (2 direct from battery)
• 12V cigar-lighter port
• all elements fused for safety
• quick disconnect for solar panels
• power can be extended by connecting additional car batteries
• battery maintainer keeps system at full capacity
• switchable 12VDC sub-system

Schematic: http://www.desertprep.info/schematic.pdf

Build List

KRXNY Full 2000W Peak 4000W Off Grid Pure Sine Wave 12V DC Power Inverter
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B075H7G4XX
$272.00

Renogy 200 Watts 12 Volts Monocrystalline Solar Bundle Kit
(2x solar panel, charge controller, wiring)
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00B8L8MD2
$292.46

Super Start Marine – Deep-Cycle Marine Battery Part # 27DCMJ
https://www.oreillyauto.com/detail/marine-5356/battery-accessories-16452/battery—automotive-16864/battery—best-fit-16245/battery/27dcmj/4742530
$91.99

BLACK+DECKER BM3B 6V and 12V Automatic Battery Charger / Maintainer
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0051D3MP6
$16.78

600 lb. Capacity Heavy Duty Hand Truck
https://www.harborfreight.com/600-lb-capacity-heavy-duty-hand-truck-62775.html
$39.99

6-Outlet Power Strip Surge Protector with 4 USB Charging Ports
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06XS8L3NN
$19.89

Cllena Dual USB Socket Charger 2.1A&2.1A + LED Voltmeter + 12V Power Outlet + ON-OFF Toggle Switch Four Functions Panel
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01N4QWJUO
$26.99

Pro Trucker 2 Pin Quick Disconnect Wire Harness SAE Connector Bullet Lead Cable – (10 Gauge / 24″)
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01GK9HV9C
$7.51

4 Way Circuit Standard ATO Blade Fuse Box Block Holder 12V
https://www.amazon.com/Support-Truck-Circuit-Standard-Holder/dp/B012CQEPN2
$6.99

Total Cost: $774.60 + tax

Exceeds Goal Zero Yeti 1400 Solar Kit + cart (1400W/132Ah) at $2,510

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