DIY 200ah Solar Box

tacomtime

New Member
Built my first Solar box for camping and backup. I learned from watching Wills videos and alot of research. Also purchased a 200 watt suitcase panel.
2200 w Giandel inverter
victron mppt controller
200 ah Amperetime Lifepo4

Still need to add a 250amp fuse in the main positive.

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Thermostat fans kick on at about 90. Bypass switch to turn it off.
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Solar charging in.
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Bud Martin

Solar Addict
It looks nice.
Are you going to install a fuse between SCC charger output and the Battery, and also a battery kill switch?
 

tacomtime

New Member
I will install a inline fuse for solar charger output. Don't really have room for a kill switch easy enough to just unbolt the positive and put the boot on it if storing
 

tacomtime

New Member
Just did a capacity test. 203 amp hours but battery wasn’t quite 100% so it’s probably more like 205 to 208. Also disconnected at 10.8 V manually
 

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Sky-HHI

On Hilton Head Island in South Carolina
Looks like a great set up, nice job. Is there an inlet for the fans or is one blowing in and the other blowing out?
 

RedRTS

New Member
I am a total newbie... Done lots of research.. question is what about heat buildup in that box? Ive been concerned about heat where I want to put my new setup? Is that not an issue as long as you keep the percentage of inverter use at 60 percent or below?
 

hondaman82

Solar Enthusiast
I am a total newbie... Done lots of research.. question is what about heat buildup in that box? Ive been concerned about heat where I want to put my new setup? Is that not an issue as long as you keep the percentage of inverter use at 60 percent or below?
on the bottom pics he install 2 fan one pull air from outside one exhaust air from inside and add some kind of temperature controller to run the fan at some degree automatically then it should be ok..i did something similar here (check time stamp 26:39)
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