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How Much Solar Power Do I Need for My Camper? | How to Calculate Camper Solar System Size

If you’re asking yourself “How much solar power do I need for my camper?” you’re in the right place. This video will teach you step-by-step, how much solar power do I need for my van. By the end of this video, you will have learned how much solar power you will use on a daily basis, how big of a battery bank you’ll need, and how many watts of solar you need for your RV.

*Interactive Solar Wiring Diagrams: https://www.explorist.life/solarwiringdiagrams*

If you are looking for more detailed information, here are the resources mentioned in the video:

*Blog Post (with spreadsheet):* https://www.explorist.life/what-size-of-solar-system-is-needed-to-power-a-camper/

*Our Solar Shop:* https://www.EXPLORIST.life/shop

*DIY Campervan Crew Facebook Group:* https://www.facebook.com/groups/DIYCampervanCrew/

*Referenced Solar Topics:*

Free Solar Academy: Learn How-To Design and Install a Camper Solar Setup:

How to Design and Install Solar on a Camper Van

Step 1: Learn the Basic Parts of a DIY Camper Solar Setup:

Basic Parts of a DIY Camper Solar Setup

Step 2: Learn How Many Batteries You’ll Need to Power Your Camper (Power Audit Calculator)

Choosing a Solar Battery Bank for a DIY Camper Van Conversion

Step 3: Choose the Type of Batteries You’ll Use to Power Your Camper

How Many Solar Panels are Needed to Power a DIY Camper Van Electrical System

Step 4: Learn how many solar panels you’ll need to charge your Batteries:

How Many Solar Panels are Needed to Power a DIY Camper Van Electrical System

Step 5: Learn how to choose the correct charge controller for your solar panels (with calculator)

How-to Choose a Solar Charge Controller for a DIY Camper Van Electrical System

Step 6: How to size and choose the inverter for your camper

How-to Choose an Inverter for a DIY Camper Van Electrical System

Step 7: How to add Shore Power to your Camper Electrical System

How-To Add Shore Power to a DIY Camper Van Electrical System

Step 8: Learn How to Charge your House batteries with your Engine Alternator:

How-to Charge a Camper Van Electrical System with the Alternator

Step 9: Learn How to Choose the correct Battery Isolator for your System:

How-to Choose a Battery Isolator for a DIY Camper Van Electrical System

Step 10: Learn how to Install and why you need a Battery Monitor:

How-to Install a Battery Monitor in a DIY Camper Van Electrical System

Step 11: Learn how to choose wire sizes and types:

How-to Choose Wire Sizes DIY Camper Van Electrical System

Step 12: How to Size Fuses in your System:

How-to Size Fuses in a DIY Camper Van Electrical System

Step 13: How to wire 12v Accessories in to your system:

How-to Wire 12v Accessories in a DIY Camper Van Electrical System

Step 14: Learn how to wire Lights & Switches (Including 2 way switches):

How-To Wire Lights & Switches in a DIY Camper Van Electrical System

See how it all works together in our Interactive Solar Wiring Diagrams:
https://www.explorist.life/solarwiringdiagrams/

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