DIY How To Understand and Size Your Off Grid Solar Power System | Tin Hat Ranch

DIY How To Understand and Size Your Off Grid Solar Power System | Tin Hat Ranch

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Fortunately for us preppers, if the grid should ever go down we can generate our own electricity. Join us in PART 1 of the series, as we answer every question you would have in creating your own DIY off grid / grid down solar back up system. In this first part we look at assessing your needs to size and design your own system. Check out part 2 here:

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WARNING: This video is intended for information purposes only, working with electricity can be dangerous, If you are not qualified, please consult an electrician before attempting any tasks shown in this video.

Useful info for those thinking about leaving their power bills behind. This detailed video shows how to build a basic solar powered set-up.
Ideal for camping, boats, motor-homes, caravans or if scaled up can be used to power an energy efficient house.
If you have any questions about the items used in this video, I’d be happy to answer.
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40 Responses to DIY How To Understand and Size Your Off Grid Solar Power System | Tin Hat Ranch

  1. Pyro Chimp says:

    just the first 20 seconds of this video deserves a thumbs up!

  2. Garzon Laperle says:

    Go to inplix page if you want to learn how to build it yourself

  3. Mohd Zaki says:

    are you ham radio operator?

  4. Kadin Hernandez says:

    People who wish to contribute to the environment positively or members of the family who would like to decrease their energy costs must make use of the generating power method “boma fetching unique” (Google it). Everyone’s looking for ways to go green and save a little green nowadays.

  5. M Baker says:

    Best explanation on YouTube. Looked through soooooo many videos and none of them actually answer or tell you the right things

  6. john doe says:

    I have a 3000 watt IV can you parallel two to gather 3kw and 5kw converter?

  7. Adrian Gardner says:

    Awesome and informative video, love how you break everything down!!

  8. Doreen Cummings says:

    We are finally building our home overlooking a small vineyard we've designed and now are bound to it. Full of clear understanding and guidance *[Awesome Plan Here >>> ]

  9. zebrazxx says:

    How expensive is this?

  10. Catalpa Symbiote says:

    Very good video… Thank you for posting this, and sharing your knowledge. I have questions regarding the DC/AC conversion, power loss involved, and the difference in cost between AC & DC electronics (fridges, deep freezers, etc.). From what I understand, as a residential solar installer, there is a loss of power (as heat) from the conversion of DC to AC, and power inverters are not very long-lived (about 5 years average life). In considering a totally off-grid dispersed electrical generation system to power the expansion of my farm, I am leaning more towards adopting DC consumption, rather than conversion, to keep efficiency and compatibility as high as possible. What is the formula to determine that loss? This leads me to my next question: which electronics (outside of DC motors, cell phones, and laptops) are wired for DC energy, and which ones can be converted to run directly off of DC?

  11. Solar offgrid made easy says:

    check out my Chanel

  12. David Rodriguez says:

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  13. nick elias says:

    Im going to be going off grid for my mobile business. I will be running a mobile auto repair business and i need a way to recharge my power tools and have light and power my laptops and printer. I have a generator for my 60 gallon air compressor

  14. Dwight Bernard says:

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  15. ngk330 says:

    This video is amazing! Thank you so much.

  16. David Hall says:

    Thank you for your help reconditioning my batteries .I was just about to throw out 3 old batteries that I thought were completely dead. But I was able to recondition them using your methods in less than 1 hour [Check Details Here==> ]! This just save me hundreds of dollars.

  17. Don Electron says:

    thanks for the video. been buying a panel every other payday for about 6 months now. ive done the arithmetic, and found i have more than enough energy yo finally give the power company the finger!! with a smile. however, I lovr in Tucson, and summer days are 110 everyday. so electricity is a requirement in this part of the world. it feels good to have that AC blowing cold. it feels better to not be dependent on the grid. especially knowing that, when the city loses power. ill still have frozen meet and lights at night.

  18. Gabe Cabanayan says:

    Good job

  19. MrRooney182 says:

    Amazing Video well done, Subbed !

  20. kevin Robinson says:

    Finally, an explanation I can understand.Well done

  21. tullgutten says:

    So if you dont connect a load to it it will keep charging until the battery dies? Or does it cut out eventually?

  22. Rakesh Srivastava says:

    Sir can I connect solar panels direct from inverter to run ac load without battery why or why not

  23. jr46692539 says:

    great video. I need help with the math of watts and amps for solar, controller and inverter.

  24. Rick Sander says:

    Please but a list of what you need in the About section !

  25. Tua PR says:

    Can you link the parts in the description?

    Great video

  26. zephy Ng says:

    came with a caterpillar!

  27. Dylan Soeth says:

    12 volts isn't high-voltage

  28. Robert Chesebro says:

    And NO MUSIC – Beautiful !! Two thumbs up – nice job

  29. Savionics 79 says:

    Nice video. Well demonstrated. Thank you….

  30. Bora Roeun says:

    This is awesome. Is there some kind of schematic I can look up to do something exact/similar to this?

  31. caribbeanchild says:

    I'm amazed at all the huge diodes and fuses for 3 amps!!!! Why????? When you have the time…. check the size of a 3 amp 12v wall charger!!

  32. Andy says:

    where you can get inverter 1500 w for $47?

  33. Hossein Ali Jahdi says:

    Great Video Man.

  34. Daniel Davies says:

    Awesome video man, hope everyone's having a great and sunny day!

  35. Sophie Shout says:

    basic portable solar power system

  36. monoham1 says:

    can you please link that fuse on ebay?

  37. Chan Kwee Fong says:

    this video is very informative. thanks a lot. I wanted to know what is the specification of the block diode that you use? that you mention it will help to prevent reverse current flowing back to panel. How is the connection like? Can please explain in detail?

  38. Romeo Baltunado says:

    May i know if your doxin inverter is a pure sine wave or modified?
    Nice video dude!

  39. Jeff Beck says:

    I'm loving it!!!!! It'd be more fun with more solar panel wattage. I could see a party barge have a solar panel roof on it. You could have 4 batteries with say 1000 watts, and have a band play on the party barge.

  40. Ben Wessels says:

    gr8 work ……thanks for a straight tutorial……now to implement it with my skills ……lol

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