Solar Powered Barn – Harbor Freight Thunderbolt Magnum Solar Kit

Solar Powered Barn - Harbor Freight Thunderbolt Magnum Solar Kit
Solar Powered Barn - Harbor Freight Thunderbolt Magnum Solar Kit

Review, Unboxing, and How To Install – Harbor Freight’s ThunderBolt Magnum Solar 100 Watt panel system.

This video shows you how to install this great amorphous solar panel system.

I installed it on my barn to directly power 12 volt fans that will keep my valuable livestock cool and safe from heat exhaustion in 100+ degree heat and heat index.

This is saving me a ton of money because my barn is the largest consumer of grid power right now on my farm. (My home, greenhouse, etc. are sustainable already, so this will get me almost completely off grid.)

In this video I show you how to use efficient overhead 12v fans from RVs, as well as high powered fans from racing car engines, to move the air with power created directly from this panel system.

This system is amazingly efficient, and works even when it is cloudy.

See the links to the products I discussed below:

Update- The charge controller that comes in the package with the 100 watt system is rated at 10 amps and worked great for all my appliances except the racing car fan. That fan is 10 amps all by itself, so I had to use a Magnum Solar 30 amp charge controller to keep from getting an E13 Overload Protection message.

30 Amp Charge Controller – MOHOO 30A Solar Charge Controller… https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0799M9MZK/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=survjane-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B0799M9MZK&linkId=4dc29be07077d14a6f1ebfd47385fae7

100 Amp Hour AGM Deep Cycle Battery- Universal UB121000-45978 12v 100AH… https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00S1RT58C/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=survjane-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B00S1RT58C&linkId=fe134267a91fd9a12c1898c41b3b7547

Battery Box- NOCO HM318BKS Group 24-31 Snap-Top… https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004W5SGBO/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=survjane-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B004W5SGBO&linkId=13fe9a3398f970779bce43c0ebdfaab7

12 Gauge Wire for Racing Fan – GS Power’s 12 Ga Gauge 100 feet CCA… https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07581PPYC/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=survjane-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B07581PPYC&linkId=b3a9de8b382eabbb6a9f193ae2bd7762

8 Panel Universal Solar Connector… https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007OBSE2E/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=survjane-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B007OBSE2E&linkId=5d698d7ae924946fe544e3f20d178ea2

20 Gauge Wire for other appliances/ fans -Ksmile 20M 20AWG 66ft Extension Cable… https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0119IE4C6/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=survjane-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B0119IE4C6&linkId=48bd90e173ed79f993e52b79ec8ee9e5

18 gauge connector ends- [Real 18AWG 43x2pcs Wires] 10 Pairs… https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B072BXB2Y8/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=survjane-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B072BXB2Y8&linkId=b3627566c7adcf2c4d6ef4993ac567f4

High Performance racing engine radiator fan- Upgr8 Universal High Performance 12V… https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00T3TQLKW/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=survjane-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B00T3TQLKW&linkId=cb20304ec006e5bbb3aa7076a8f650cc

RV overhead Brushless fan- Global Electric 42-inch Non-Brush… https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00E58D9QU/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=survjane-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B00E58D9QU&linkId=5ea38705b1ffbfc0abfb4e778199a33c

10” high powered O2COOL Portable Fan with AC Adapter | Dual Power Source, Battery or AC Adapter | Up to 40 Hrs Battery Life | 10-Inch https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00ATSHMIQ/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=survjane-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B00ATSHMIQ&linkId=92baf7053a5f181fea1ec7d805138c6e

If you want to learn more about growing more food than you can eat, without chemicals, here are links to Rick’s books:

Secret Garden Of Survival : How to Grow a Camouflaged Food Forest
: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1481839772/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=survjane-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=1481839772&linkId=110150bb230398bf9b7d335dbcac5eba

Secret Greenhouse of Survival : How to Build the Ultimate Homestead & Prepper Greenhouse
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1494417103/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=survjane-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=1494417103&linkId=c37ef383971b867a843a3b70961a3a15

Secret Livestock of Survival : How to Raise the 10 Best Choices for Retreat and Homestead Livestock
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1517621852/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=survjane-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=1517621852&linkId=073e6592900a76a50be4a83325faffcc