One of the biggest issues when getting ready for an off-grid adventure is being able to balance your loads, battery bank size and charging sources. Are you okay with strictly budgeting your energy use or do you really love your espresso and air conditioning?
If you plan to spend extensive time on anchor, exploring remote areas or living off the grid, you’ll need to take a look at your AC and DC loads, or electricity used per day. To calculate loads, you can use a battery/systems monitor or a state of charge meter to measure existing loads. You can also look at data sheets on products you’re planning to add. We can help you go through the process.
When calculating loads, we’ll have you consider things like:
Hot Water Heater(S)
And Smaller Phantom Loads