----- Experimental -----
----- How it works and How I did it -----

Solar Electric Panels, 12 volt batteries, and a 1000 watt pure sine wave inverter added to a small Camper to run or charge small 120 volt appliances, computers, LED lights, fans, a Koolatron cooler, and who knows what else, while camping out in the middle of nowhere or while driving down the road.  Now with another 200 watts of solar power, just added (445 watts total now) and now, double 24DC (size 24 Deep Cycle) batteries.

This may not be the final configuration, but it works.
And it is what I am currently using and testing.

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Below we can be seen on a plateau above Overton, Nevada, rigorously testing the system.





Next, you can see what this rig looked like when I first started playing with it, the 4 solar
charge controllers with the camper battery smart charger (unplugged),  the black box to the
right is the 1000 watt pure sine wave inverter (mounted on top of the water reservoir).  The
single battery was located in the lower center, in the white plastic box, vented to the outside.





And next is a look topside where the 3 - 15 watt solar panels are mounted.  At times I have wished
I had available the 15 amps of 120 volts needed to run the A/C you see mounted to the left, but
with the high efficiency Vortex exhaust fan I put in over the bed, and the three high efficiency
circulating fans, and by switching all light bulbs to LED type, we have comfort out west.




Now we're up to 445 watts total and with double batteries.  It's getting a bit busier up on the
roof and in the control cabinet.  But we've got power to spare, though still not
enough to run that beast of an A/C someone mounted on the roof.



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Ahh, home at last!



Scurrying past is my grandson Atticus.
And growing to the right are Sun Flowers... soon to be blooming.

 

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