How to hook up Solar Panels (with battery bank)
Hey there in this video, I’m, going to be showing you how to set up a small solar panel system at your house. The whole thing is for things a couple of batteries inverter and the white box to the right of all.
That is the charge controller. So you start by setting up your paddles outside. In this case, I have 6 1 amp panels set up 15 watts of panel, so that’s, 90 watts coming in. I led them straight down to the main connection.
It’s, just the six black wires, all connected together and twist it tightly to that extension, cord wire and the six red ones connected. Of course, you’re, going to want to cover that up, protect it from the rain and stuff and then just run it in the house feed the line into your house that’s.
The brown wire you see right there so that line from the solar panels just goes into the charge: controller, okay, good and then the output wire, which is just to the left of that, in this case, clamps onto your battery red to red black to black.
To the charge controller, okay, that’s; everything it’s all hooked up. We got the solar panels coming in. We got the cable from the output to the battery, so solar panels to charge controller charge controller to lead battery in your bank and, as you want to expand this to two three four batteries just use some automotive cables and go from positive terminal of one.
The positive of the other and with the black wire negative terminal to negative terminal is the other one like that and back-to-back that’s. The whole thing right there when you want to run something just get your inverter.
I converse the power from DC to AC. Take the clamps clamp them onto that same lead battery in the system, so again, red to the red, post or positive side black to the negative side and flip it. On so remember, when you hook things up like an inverter, the charge, controller, voltmeter or anything you’re, going to hook up on here, make sure you always pick one of the batteries to be the lead battery and hook.
Everything to that, whether you parallel one extra battery with it or five or six or however many you want to put on there – hey there, just one more thing I added to this: it’s optional, but if you want, you can add a lighted Voltmeter, like this, that’ll, give you a constant reading on your battery bank.
So you know exactly what’s going on with it at all times. So if you have any questions about how to hook up a system like this feel free to ask that’s, everything right there that you need to hook up a solar power system.