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:
Solar Cable:
Charge Controller:
100ah 12V Battery:
6-circuit Fuse Panel:
12V Outlets:
10 AWG Stranded Wire:
Ratchet Socket Set:
ATC Blade Fuses:
12-10 AWG Spade Terminals:
12V Outlet Terminals:
Wire Strippers:
Masking Tape:
Parallel Connectors:
Inline Fuse Holders:
30A ATM Blade Fuses:

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Thanks My Girl My Whiskey and Me for our outro song!

Song: Jahzzar “The Wrong Way”


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