DIY Off Grid Solar Power How To Understand, Choose, and Size Batteries

DIY Off Grid Solar Power How To Understand, Choose, and Size Batteries

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Check below for the most current 2019 parts list

Fortunately for us preppers, if the grid should ever go down we can generate our own electricity. Join us in PART 2 of the series, as we answer every question you would have in creating your own DIY off grid / grid down solar back up system. In this second part we look at choosing and sizing batteries.

If you missed the first video on sizing the power generating portion, check it out here: http://goo.gl/tEFfsa

Batteries Plus: http://goo.gl/I50qww

Duracell SLIGC125: http://goo.gl/32JmnS

Other Important Information to the Series:

The Kill-A-Watt meter for measuring your consumption-
http://goo.gl/DSBem4

Schematic of the Tin Hat Ranch 400 Watt Renogy System-
http://goo.gl/UEmIe3

Renogy 400 Watt Premium Solar Kit
http://goo.gl/20z4Q6

Renogy 1000 Watt Pure Sine Wave Inverter:
http://goo.gl/mO7jxB

Solar Assessment Worksheet-
http://goo.gl/3KVxYY

Renogy-
http://goo.gl/8Ms1o0

Most Current 2019 Parts List:
Renogy 400 Watt Premium Solar Kit: https://amzn.to/2LOsXMM
Renogy 1000 Watt Sine Wave Inverter: https://amzn.to/2Rb0k2s
Renogy 2000 Watt Sine Wave Inverter (System Update): https://amzn.to/2CNUhYX
Voltage Readout: https://amzn.to/2LUUkFe
Inline Fuse Holder: https://amzn.to/2F9FuJm
200 AMP Inline Fuse: https://amzn.to/2LQjDYX
Outdoor Load Center: https://amzn.to/2VtkPpv
Breaker (only used as a switch, not for safety): https://amzn.to/2VuDZeH
Direct Burial Cable: https://amzn.to/2Ryh7Mi
Disconnect Box: https://amzn.to/2SA6KEY
Battery Disconnect Switch: https://amzn.to/2LOz6sB
(4) Batteries: https://www.batteriesplus.com/battery/sli/bci-group-gc2/sligc125
Most installations will require additional components, like a method to mount the panels (basic mount included in Renogy kit), local wiring, battery box, terminal strips, etc. These can be purchased at a local home improvement store.