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DC Electrics 101 learning resources
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Please do not post or discuss actual topic content here.

Only links or references to sites (other than "Battery University"*) and books and other forum threads containing a lot of useful accurate information on

Batteries, solar, generators, wiring and circuit protection, ACRs etc, inverters, converters, testing and monitoring.

Limited to electricity supply and storage infrastructure, not the various appliances, load consumer devices other than charging batteries.

to help curious newbies thirsty for self directed learning.

Again, to ask about or discuss actual information, post to a different relevant thread or start a new one.

Discussion here should be limited to reviewing, commenting on the value of the resources listed, or "meta" tips about the learning process, from a teacing / learning, Instructional Design pov.

* I have found so many inaccuracies at the BU site I think newbs should not rely on it except (maybe) for general overview, background info
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This is The 12 volt side of life. Part two is at the bottom.

The 12 volt side of life
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Sparky created, (Sparkles on some Saturday nights)  Max the Wonder puppy approved

2011 Ameri-lite 25 ft bunkhouse with 750w of solar and a 675 Ah bank
2003 Ford Expedition with 435w of tilting solar.
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This is Jack Mayers site

http://www.jackdanmayer.com/rv_electrical_and_solar.htm
Sparky created, (Sparkles on some Saturday nights)  Max the Wonder puppy approved

2011 Ameri-lite 25 ft bunkhouse with 750w of solar and a 675 Ah bank
2003 Ford Expedition with 435w of tilting solar.
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Wiring your batteries in a balanced manner

http://www.smartgauge.co.uk/batt_con.html
Sparky created, (Sparkles on some Saturday nights)  Max the Wonder puppy approved

2011 Ameri-lite 25 ft bunkhouse with 750w of solar and a 675 Ah bank
2003 Ford Expedition with 435w of tilting solar.
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#5
Handy Bob's on Solar

A bit dated now and very opinionated, anti all the MPPT over hype at the time, but still a great starting point
https://handybobsolar.wordpress.com

Also a good summary here
http://therecklesschoice.com/2017/07/07/...r-summary/
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Another set on Solar, vendor sources, from Hermes1

http://amsolar.com/diy-rv-solar-instructions  This is another source of helpful info and a source to purchase solar equipment.  They have great customer service and some help on the phone if you have questions

https://www.solar-electric.com/learning-center These folks at Northern Arizona Wind & Sun also very good and a good source to buy from

http://www.backwoodssolar.com/learning-center Another good source of info and they too sell components
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More general info, from FarOutRide

​http://faroutride.com/ford-transit-camper-van/conversion-planning/electrical-system/
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Three bookmarked references that I have found valuable, mostly relating to solar:

Road Less Traveled — blog entries on RV Solar Power Made simple:

https://roadslesstraveled.us/rv-solar/

From Wander The West — a really interesting example of installing semi-flex panels so they are removable/replaceable while allowing air flow:

http://www.wanderthewest.com/forum/topic...tallation/

When to Fuse and When not to Fuse:

https://www.civicsolar.com/support/insta...n-not-fuse
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Aussie resources, vanning is a huge part of mainstream culture there, and DC electrics are well regulated for safety
http://www.caravanersforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=74256
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https://www.homepower.com/

mod edit, the above link is for off grid applications of a wide range of subjects including solar. please include a detailed description with your link.
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