Building a 3.5kWh DIY Solar Generator for $650 - Start to Finish
After having a friend ask several questions regarding a solar generator project he was working on, I decided this would be a good opportunity to build my own solar generator and fully document the process. The total build came out to around $641. This video provides an in-depth look at the process involved in collecting and assembling the battery pack along with the choice of components and some testing.
** Battery Hookup Batteries... batteryhookup.com/discount/BATTERY?redirect=/collections/modem-batteries (10% Discount Code "BATTERY")
** 12V 170Ah LiFePO4 Battery... bigbattery.com/products/12v-owl-lifepo4-170ah-2-176kwh/?ref=13 (10% Discount Code "BATTERY"). Ready to go, no DIY needed!
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Craftsman Toolbox... www.lowes.com/pd/CRAFTSMAN-VERSASTACK-System-17-in-Red-Plastic-Lockable-Tool-Box/1000578373
Modem Batteries... batteryhookup.com/discount/BATTERY?redirect=/collections/modem-batteries (10% Discount Code "BATTERY")
100W Renogy Solar Panel... amzn.to/2yh40Y5 (not included in price calculation)
Reliable 1500W Inverter... amzn.to/36i7VAS
50A Circuit Breaker... amzn.to/2Wiiv7g
DROK Voltage Display... amzn.to/2WMaCFY
Recessed Outlets w/ USB... amzn.to/2SQpCBS
Surface Mountable XT60... ebay.us/iACTOP
Nickel Strip 2P 25ft... ebay.us/rSMWFv
Cell Holders 4x5... ebay.us/2773lb
Kapton Tape... ebay.us/72eiIs
DALY 14S BMS 40A... s.click.aliexpress.com/e/_A1Lm1Q
MPT-7210A MPPT Charger... amzn.to/3p8REqz
Cigarette Lighter Plugs... amzn.to/3dDiSPH
Fan Temp Controller... amzn.to/2yBR1AF
XT60 Connectors... ebay.us/4Hdj3w
XT90 Connectors... ebay.us/4Hdj3w
48V to 12V Buck Converter... amzn.to/2SSTzkC
Pack-Sized Heat Shrink... ebay.us/hXSLPn
Battery Hookup batteryhookup.com/discount/BATTERY (5% Discount Code "BATTERY")
Big Battery bigbattery.com/?ref=13 (10% Discount Code "BATTERY")
Batrium BMS www.batrium.com/
DIY Lithium Batteries Book amzn.to/2PmWeys
Opus BT-C3100 Tester amzn.to/2xYJXuy
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► My videos are in no way intended to be instructional "how-to" lessons. I am simply documenting my project for informational purposes. Property damage, personal injury, or death may result, even when following manufacturer's instructions. I cannot be held liable for such damage or injury. It is YOUR OBLIGATION to ensure that you are complying with any local and federal laws as well as code and permit requirements.