Electrical System

van roof

 

Our Power Setup: Getting & Storing Electricity

van interior

van interior

Our appliances: What we’re powering

General Commentary

The electrical system was both much more expensive and more complicated than we ever expected. We were particularly surprised about the price of an adequate battery bank and we admittedly still have a pretty awful set of batteries that we’re running which is a constant source of frustration. The solar setup we have provides plenty of power and when it is overcast, it’s easy to turn on the van for 20 minutes to charge up the batteries with the alternator. The most difficult thing for us has been power storage (batteries) rather than collecting power (charging).

electrical cabinet

electrical cabinet

 

I’ll write more on this and add photos when I find more time.

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