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For home systems ,stay AWAY from TESLA!

They bought Solar Schitty a few years ago, ran it into the ground, and have had their modules catch fire!

Lawsuits galore and many customer complaints.

Their "powerwall" is wimpy and very bad bang for the buck. There are better storage options on the market . Not to mention that the ROI is much longer with a bat backup storage system

To be frank , you're better off getting a Generac genset for when the grid goes out.

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Slim,

 

I’m putting together a system for my RV now, and am wondering how yours is holding out.

I plan on plugging the inverter directly into the RV power jack.  There will be a contractor relay to shut the internal RV converter that would charge the RV batteries.  Without the contractor relay shutting the converter off, the batteries would try to charge themselves!!  This lets me plug anything into the walls I want, within the limits of the 1000 watt or 1500 watt inverter I will install.  I’ve got all the panels, combiner, wiring, I just need to figure the battery system out.  Even after all that work, I will be able to brew my electric coffe from a one cup pot, with TV, but not at the same time.  Air conditioning will be out of the question.  I’ll be able to run a normal amount of electricity though the day and night, but I can’t turn on any high wattage items.

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43 minutes ago, chrisski said:

Slim,

 

I’m putting together a system for my RV now, and am wondering how yours is holding out.

I plan on plugging the inverter directly into the RV power jack.  There will be a contractor relay to shut the internal RV converter that would charge the RV batteries.  Without the contractor relay shutting the converter off, the batteries would try to charge themselves!!  This lets me plug anything into the walls I want, within the limits of the 1000 watt or 1500 watt inverter I will install.  I’ve got all the panels, combiner, wiring, I just need to figure the battery system out.  Even after all that work, I will be able to brew my electric coffe from a one cup pot, with TV, but not at the same time.  Air conditioning will be out of the question.  I’ll be able to run a normal amount of electricity though the day and night, but I can’t turn on any high wattage items.

My system has worked flawlessly for 5 1/2 years. I have no idea how your RV is wired and I am not an electrician. I disconnected one AC circuit from the RV's 110v service box and power it with my inverter. Every other AC circuit (microwave, AC units, etc.) is as it was and I can power those up with shore power or my 6.5 Kw Onan generator. My inverter is 750 watts and it runs everything I want it to run. 
All my solar power goes straight to the house battery bank. I have a trickle charger from my house batteries to the RV's starting battery so my solar power keeps that charged as well. 

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Although not an electrician, I was an electronic technician a long time ago.  I’m taking my time on this and looking for a few different systems and designs people have done.  I also have not found a single off the shelf kit I would feel safe putting in my RV for what I plan on doing.  

I do like your plan with the generator for the higher loads.  For me, I have a portable generator I will turn on to power high load stuff.

Anything special about the batteries?  From what I saw I’m guessing you’ve got a couple of house batteries totaling between 150ah and 200 ah.  The batteries is what I’m spending the next couple of months deciding what I’m going to put in.  That’s the part that will make or brake the system, and the single deep cycle battery I have for the RV won’t power what I need.

 

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