Recommended Tools: 1:52
Recommended Components: 6:19
Arranging Components Strategically: 7:37
Mounting Components: 10:51
Mounting Circuit Breakers: 11:02
Wire Organization Strategy: 11:25
Measuring/Cutting/Stripping Large Gauge Wire: 12:46
3 Point Crimper Demonstration: 14:22
Hammer Crimper Demonstration: 17:40
Connecting Components together with Crimped Wires: 18:38
Covering Positive Terminals for safety: 22:38
Connecting the System to the Battery: 23:35
Testing Components: 24:05
Connecting Solar Panels: 24:34
Installing MT-50: 26:22
Attaching DC Appliances to the Fuse Box: 28:34
Cutting and Crimping an appliance to the Fuse Box: 29:33
Stripping 12 gauge wire for DC appliance: 30:30
Crimping 12 gauge wire for DC appliance: 30:39
Using Crimp connector heat shrink on a stove: 31:04
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Some Final Points:
In this system, I sized the fuse for the inverter. In most off grid vehicle mounted systems, this is fine. If you are pulling a lot of current through the fuse box, you will need a larger fuse or circuit breaker. Technically you could take out the 175 amp circuit breaker, and only use the main bolt-on fuse, but thats up to you and what gauge of wire you are using, and how you plan to use your system.
I did not ground the inverter or the charge controller in this video. If the manual of your inverter tells you to ground it, then run a nice little wire to the negative terminal of your battery. Just one extra wire. Follow the inverter directions. It may or may not come with the wire.
The large 2 gauge wire that goes to the positive terminal of the battery is black because that’s all I had on hand. I could not source it locally. I did not think that it would cause confusion, but some people commented about it.
The main fuse that attaches to the battery and protects the 2 gauge wire is specifically a bolt- on fuse. You can use a similar sized fuse and fuse holder instead. Use whatever you have available.
I did not use heatshrink for the 4 gauge wire because I ran out. Heat shrink is preferable. Use it if you can.
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