Originally Posted by gagelegare
I'm so lost on electrical.. I don't know what all I NEED for what I'm planning on powering. and step-by-step explanation on things like does the house battery go to an inverter and then to breaker box and then where?? If you can help me that'd be great!
Want to Power:
Medium sized mini-fridge: all the time
Electric grill/stove top: Maybe an hour a day
12 volt LED strip lights: Would like at least 6-8 hours a day
And power to about 6 outlets: to use for phone chargers and other small things
I'd like to have all this run off of 1 or two house batteries and an inverter all being charged from the alternator somehow, with the option of plugging into 30 amp shore power.
Your going to have to run a generator to power that grill/ stove top for that hour.
Or have a massive battery bank.
You will need more than just one battery to feed that fridge. Store sold mini fridges are not energy efficient enough to run that way.
I'm going to build my fridge using the Danfoss DC compressor. This will permit me to use nice thick 4 inch insulation, VS the 1.5 inch in the $1400 fridges you can buy.
The compressor alone is around $800. All fridges that use that type of compressor start at $1400
Go read some of the build threads. Like this one:
Late in the tread there is some documentation about solar.