This is yet another solar powered project https://youtu.be/AOS6B_8Dq-s I designed and built to both prepare for emergencies and to fight the current rise in food costs due to inflation. It took me two weekends to build. One weekend to mount my solar panels and a second to build the electrical portion. It is a simple build at a reasonable cost (in my opinion) for peace of mind and saving on food prices!
It allows for 24/7 operation of a 7cu ft. chest freezer and has power to spare in the event that I need to cook something with a rice cooker, heat water with a kettle, run a TV/Radio, or charge/run a power tool. It even has a monitoring system built in to inform me if I have a power failure or the freezer fails so the contents of my freezer don't spoil and cost me the rather large investment I've made in its contents!
Check out the pics and if you're interested, I have photos and a basic schematic of my system below. If you decide to build it, it's fairly simple and mine has been working full time for several months. It's a very versatile system that should offer years of use! Good luck and have fun! YouTube video at https://youtu.be/AOS6B_8Dq-s
Parts list and links below...
210 Watt Solar Panels (If you cant buy used) https://amzn.to/3frlqUf
40A MPPT Charge Controller https://amzn.to/37P2ydx
Battery Cells https://amzn.to/3AVVt7P
* Build Battery Yourself
BMS for Battery (no Wi-Fi) https://amzn.to/3Cb3ZBh
Retail Battery w/BMS (no WiFi) https://amzn.to/3k7fwtb
* Plug and Play -EASY
Wireless Temp Humidity Sensor https://amzn.to/3iUXTgJ
*Monitor Inside freezer
Wireless gateway for Sensors https://amzn.to/3xQnImp
*Push Alarms to Cell Phone
50A Breaker https://amzn.to/3ll7XBj
120A Breaker https://amzn.to/3foToIV
1200 Watt Pure Sine Inverter https://amzn.to/37jTc9D
12V Fuse Block https://amzn.to/3A0fwBm
Battery Monitor https://amzn.to/2W4X0Jf
Wires 2AWG (lengths vary) https://amzn.to/3flRIQI
Wires 4AWG (Lengths Vary) https://amzn.to/3g8SVv6
Wire 6AWG https://amzn.to/37S1vKc
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