Hello folks, 2 friends and I are converting a 1990 Blue Bird for a year-long cross-country documentary project. We have been working the last 3 months and this forum has been invaluable, so thank you very much. We are now working on wiring the bus and installing a solar system and we are in need of advice.
Right now we have a 45W solar panel, an AGM Battery rated at 100AH, and planning to use a Battery Tender for shore power, we have the MTTP Charge Controller and a 700W inveter. We have 4 12v DC LED lights and a 12V DC LED ribbon to be installed, then we will install 4 AC outlets to power laptops, charge cellphones and camera batteries, beyond that we won't have much more for power load.
Does our set up sound like it would do the trick?
What kind of wire do we need to purchase for the DC end?
Do we need a DC Distribution Panel?
What kind of wire for AC? And shall we purchase a typical household fuse box?
We will have someone more knowledgeable than us look over the system, but I would like to have all of the material here and at least get some of the basic wiring done. Can we get a quick rundown of what this setup would look like?
Thanks for the assistance,