How to Install a Simple Off-grid Solar Power System

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In this video we teach you how to hook up a basic 12V off-grid electrical system powered by solar. We use this system in our converted camper van and it has given us so much freedom traveling on the road being independent of “the grid.” The general information in this video can be used for many other applications as well though not only if you live in a van or RV. We wanted to make going off-grid easy enough for anyone to do it themselves with no experience required!

Shortcuts to Each Part in the Video:
Connecting battery to charge controller – 01:19
Connecting solar panel to charge controller – 08:38
Connecting fuse panel to charge controller – 12:24
Connecting outlets/appliances to charge controller – 15:07
Installing an in-line fuse – 19:25

Links for all the components and tools from the video:

100W Solar Panel: http://amzn.to/2fuAM9g
Solar Cable: http://amzn.to/2erTxsQ
Charge Controller: http://amzn.to/2eCdznW
100ah 12V Battery: http://amzn.to/2eCdCA8
6-circuit Fuse Panel: http://amzn.to/2fuzoTN
12V Outlets: http://amzn.to/2eCbetg
10 AWG Stranded Wire: http://amzn.to/2eC9W1e
Ratchet Socket Set: http://amzn.to/2inxSFO
ATC Blade Fuses: http://amzn.to/2fuDSdl
12-10 AWG Spade Terminals: http://amzn.to/2fuACP4
12V Outlet Terminals: http://amzn.to/2fuAsah
Wire Strippers: http://amzn.to/2erWGsA
Masking Tape: http://amzn.to/2irE9Tp
Parallel Connectors: http://amzn.to/2izAGQ4
Screwdriver: http://amzn.to/2iOH997
Inline Fuse Holders: http://shop.advanceautoparts.com/p/bussmann-in-line-fuse-holder-for-atm-fuses-bp-hhu/25984858-P?searchTerm=30a+atm+fuse+holder
30A ATM Blade Fuses: http://shop.advanceautoparts.com/p/littelfuse-fuse-small-mini-blade-30a-2-pack-bp-atm-30id/25984885-P?searchTerm=30a+fuse

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CREDITS
Thanks My Girl My Whiskey and Me for our outro song!
( CHECK OUT THEIR CHANNEL TOO!) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7zdOmEmlyAy3xdJX6isx8Q

Song: Jahzzar “The Wrong Way”
http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Jahzzar/

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