I really like my electrical system
these days. It's stupid easy, safe, provides all the power we need, and is flexible.
- Keep your bank together aside from a starter battery
- Wire all of your charging sources to the 12v positive house bus (solar, wind
, AC charger
- Use a Blue Sea ACR to keep the starter battery
Just be flexible. If we motor
somewhere for half a day our batteries are topped up. If we (like normal around here) have 12 hours of pure sunshine we're topped up. Night time winds blow 15 knots for 10-16 hours a day so wind generators provide decent output.
Kettlewell is right on about using the generator when you're hitting up the inverter
. If you're going to watch a movie
, use tools, or otherwise suck down a bunch of juice, put the generator on.
It's hard to come up with a plan in advance though. Ever locale is unique. Some places are overcast until the afternoon, some places are overcast after the morning, some places you get shadows, etc, etc. Just have a bunch of options, keep the banks simple and adjustment-free, and do your thing.