Originally Posted by The Nebuchadnezzar
By converter I'm guessing you mean inverter. This stuff made more sense to me when I consider that it's really two systems one to charge the batteries and the other to make 110v from 12v. For charging you have panels that you connect some how (combiner box, daisy chain) a controller to regulate how much you put into your batteries and a monitor if you want to do it efficiently, temperature compensation is helpful as well. Once you have stored that power in the batteries the second system converts it into 110v. Resistance from undersized wires can rob you of some of the power generated by your panels. So do your research use adequate or bigger wire. Read the manual for your inverter and solar controller and monitor and you'll be fine. It seems more complicated than it is.
Yes, Inverter...I've been getting that worked messed up in my head for the last few weeks. DC to AC = Inverter.
Anyways, interesting info on the extension cords...this is something that I'm relatively unfamiliar with.
I was under the impression that 12/3 stranded (which is what the extension cords are) would be perfect for a skoolie.
I guess I'll do a bit more research.
Also, my Dickinson heater arrived today. I can not wait to get this thing mounted and fired up...but, I've discovered some pretty sizeable leaks in my windows/ceiling in the last 24 hours, so I'm gonna need to backup and tackle sealing the windows.
Probably not a whole lot of work happening this weekend, I have a friend in town.