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  1. Electronics
    I've been studying up on solar and electrical wiring and I think (hope) I'm pretty close to the right setup for my needs. Do you see any errors or omissions here that I need to fix?
  2. Electronics
    TL;DR: Purchased van pre-built, modified sine inverter wouldn't charge my laptops, replaced with a pure sine inverter to the same results, paid a guy to redo all of my wiring, same behavior. I feel like there's something wrong with the way it's wired but I don't know enough about it. Long...
  3. Members Personal Conversions
    New to forum and on the cusp of purchasing a van and beginning a conversion and trying to decide whether I want to try to do it myself or take it to Wayfarer Vans to install a conversion kit. I'm probably average on the "handy" scale so I know a full DIY would take me a while. What I seem to...
  4. Electronics
    Electrical isn't my strong suit, but I've been researching, researching, researching. My goal is pretty simple (outlined in the diagram). I'm geared toward a 12v system supported by a 200ah battery bank, the service battery and some solar. I'd like an inverter in there for a couple of hardwired...
  5. Promaster Builds and Conversions
    Does anyone have a favorite solution for a roof rack to hold solar panels? Does it depend on the type of panels? Looking for a easy/universal option. Thanks!
  6. Promaster Builds and Conversions
    Hey lovely people! New here, new to van life, and just starting my build with absolutely no experience at all! I want to start living in my van full-time by October and travel around the US & Mexico. I work Mon-Fri 9am-5pm and plan on always being nearby some sort of co-working space for this...
  7. rack and fan

    rack and fan

    2 Rich Solar 180w panels mounted on an Prime Design Alurack and a Maxxfan 6200 deluxe installed
  8. roof plan - solar, fan, deck board

    roof plan - solar, fan, deck board

    to scale
  9. Promaster Builds and Conversions
    I ordered the 8020 adapter kit from Heinz and put together this mount for my singular solar panel. The solar panel I ordered from Platt electric : https://www.platt.com/platt-electric-supply/Solar-Modules-Monocrystalline-60-Cell/Q-CELLS/Q-PLUS-BFR-G4-1-290/product.aspx?zpid=1451328 It was only...
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