Simple DIY 800 Watt Off Grid Solar Powered Cabin Home Rv

Simple DIY 800 Watt Off Grid Solar Powered Cabin Home Rv

Simple DIY 800 Watt Off Grid Solar Powered Cabin Home Rv setup. so went to help my Neighbor setup a simple 800 Watt Off Grid Solar System for her cabin, she only has 4 led lights in her home 1 led tv and a Refrigerator. she has 6-6v golf cart batteries wired in series and Parallel to make a 12v battery system. 1-2,000 watt inverter, 1 midnite solar charge controller, 5 solar panels each solar panel is 160w I wired them in series to run the solar panels in high voltage. I also installed 3 dc disconnect switches 1 between battery and inverter 1 between battery and charge controller and 1 between solar panels and charge controller. The charge controller steps down the high voltage to charge the batteries Correctly. I will make some adjustments to the charge controller once I find the charging spec for the batteries. so far everything is running good but I will do a follow up. I’m glad I was able to help her.

14 Comments on “Simple DIY 800 Watt Off Grid Solar Powered Cabin Home Rv”

  1. hi what guage cable to battert , what guage cable to power inveter ,what guage cable to solar charge controller

  2. I didn't see any DC breakers or fuses?

    Also, might check the DC voltage rating on the disconnect switch for the solar panels. Looks like a typical battery switch that would be rated a max of 12v or 24v. It may not be able to interrupt 80v from the panels if disconnected under load.

    Nice little system. I'm putting together something similar myself. (I'm using some little bussman DC breakers and ANL fuses.)

  3. hello way not a 24 volts system instead of a 12 v you have all the equipment for 24 volts that in my opinion is a way better Thant 12 volts just my toughs nice system anyway

  4. That is a nice little system you got there. It is nice of you helping out your neighbor like that. Once thing I noticed in your video. I do not see any venting for the system (unless it out of the way and you didn't recorded it.). You have a system of lead acid batteries in a small enclosed structure with both charge controller and inverter in the same structure. You have a potential of having excess hydrogen gas built up there. Any spark from the fan from the charge controller or inverter could potentially create an explosion. Maybe putting a small exhaust fan on the wall to vent out any hydrogen gas??

  5. Not saying this because I want to start and argument or anything.. I'm not by any meaning an expert.. But aren't those battery cables too thin for the wattage rate on your inverter+battery bank?

    Edit: I know she won't be using the whole 2000 watts.. But still..

  6. i was thinking battery balancers could be good for your sealed batteries since you cant equalise,
    the balancers prevent a battery from dying in a bank over time like in a 48v bank. victron sells them, pricey though.

  7. That looks very beautiful
    I do not see a 12 volt cable to the house
    then you can monitor the batteries and the LED lights burn 12 volts

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