Originally Posted by family wagon
It'll probably be hard for me to completely escape keeping at least a small generator onboard, but hopefully I can get solar to cover all the needs on an "average" day.
I'm running over various power solutions at the moment. Internal construction is all but done. I can almost see the end of the journey.
I'll have to have an electric plugin point. I guess I need to put fuses in too. I really don't want to use one of those honking big breaker boxes.
Inside there will be just three 110v outlets in the kitchen area. One for the microwave, one for a fridge and one for whatever else. There will be USB outlets in the bedroom and the dinette. Basically to charge my phone, my tablet and possibly my mifi though since I now get 5gb on my phone, I probably don't need the mifi.
Lighting - I might just use portable hurricane style led lights. They should run off AA batteries. I have a ton of rechargeable AA batteries.
I'm not a great power user. I can't stand TV. I don't possess a TV or a radio\stereo\noise polluting device. The most I use are my phone, my tablet and my books.
Nothing is set in stone. But I'd like to get a small fuse setup. I'm thinking I might end up having to use three screw in fuses and 3 light sockets though I'd prefer to use the small cartridge fuses.
Im thinking initially of just having a generator then later adding a battery then solar panels as and when with the generator as backup. The cheap harbor freight generator should run a microwave.
Solar will initially just be used to recharge electronics and take care of the 12v stuff.
I'll have to see how it all goes. I've spent enough already lol