STEALTH SOLAR POWER SET UP FOR OFF GRID CAMPER VAN

so the panels have arrived we've got three 100 watt panels and we're trying the Flex panels which is super exciting because they're super durable I've seen videos on YouTube people like dropping cement blocks on them they're super light there's no gonna be no air drag so we're gonna test those out and we will let you know what we think of them what do you think Bob you said cool give me a bend awesomely you can spray down to maybe we'll get yeah maybe we'll get a shot of bob square dancing what's up guys good morning what an amazing day I'm actually skateboarding over to a marine shop to grab some extra parts we need to attach our panels onto our roof I'm just kidding I don't actually say probably I was watching a youtube video the guy kept saying ruff what is that ruff thing roof yeah that's an electric skateboard I'll take the subway because it's further than 14 kilometers so my range wouldn't take me home so I'll take three stops here and then skate to the shop come back onto the subway and then go back to the office yeah you're welcome about your skateboard to turn a bomb so I got what I needed but I way overpaid for coulda got on Amazon for like a hundred bucks it's guy charged me 160 but I really wanted to do the install that kind of sucks but is what it is how does it blog credit process hey how you doing we're wondering where you got to look what I got it's Christmas morning and what I got poo-goh power charge controller that looks exciting you got some paperwork you basically know what you're doing or not I have no idea what I'm doing but it looks really organized got a couple of black or a black cable a red cable some clamps will fuse thing a couple of plastic bags and look at those flex panels over there I got em set up today is solar day we are super excited and we're actually working with go power so go power is a canadian-based company I kind of stumbled upon them just by doing a little bit of research they kind of walked me through how to build my complete set up which I found super helpful and we are getting everything basically through them so they have distributors all across Canada and then they ship to the distributor and then at distributorships at 2:00 so it's very reasonable they've got a footprint in the States as well so check them out chickadee check them out we are super excited we're doing 300 watts of solar flexible solar look at these things I'm obviously not a professional with electronics and with off-grid systems I'm still learning so to have an online and a person that you can actually get on the phone and chat to about is invaluable hey Batman well you're looking for a belly Robi it's been a while since we've been in the Batmobile so the first step is to punch a hole through the van we did that successfully it's a little tricky to find out where you want the exact hole but until these panels you can actually walk on so what we're thinking is we're gonna put like a little piece of wood that fits in there cuz I'm not sure you can walk on it when it's like that I feel like you might break it but if there's a piece of wood that brings that groove up then you will be able to walk because it'll be flat at least just along this section all the cabling will be cleaned up along the side and then we're going to use like marine adhesive along the ribs to dab along there which will hold them down and then we're using this crazy water sealant tape around the edges so we don't get any wind underneath it's nice to be back working on the van blue along the ribs and now we just place and then you can walk on here beauty hey the paint departments open panels are looking good I just have to say my dad was very very smart and thinking about that walkway because it would have been very difficult to access that back so the fact that we've got that little those pieces of wood there that bring that up so you can walk along it you can just walk along this one little section makes it so key to be able to get back here and work and then turn around and you can walk along this one section so what I've got is my dad giving me exact strips of internal internal and internal on tape and turn the bond tape this stuff is like waterproof it's like gooey it's it's supposed to be good for like a hundred years so I've got them ripping meet specific sized strips that I'll be running in the on the edges of each panel I'll try and show you what I'm doing but it's very hard to film and balance and fill in and balance and the nice part of this tape and you can kind of just press it into itself and it does a really good job of sticking and making a complete seal we've got our power cables positive and negative coming through a nice plastic grommet so those guys there I'm gonna pull those through I'm not gonna use too much extra slack but maybe like you know three feet there and then I'm just loving working with this tape so I think I'm going to just cover that entire area with the tape make sure it's totally sealed and waterproof on this little number what is that beautiful girl contraption so we took an old crate that we've used for our business and Damons built it so we can store all of our electronics as they're charging and hopefully I can put some plants here so basically it's gonna go you might think hey that looks a little chunky yeah cuz I think the same thing but essentially it's gonna be awesome because right now all of our electronics sit here they exploded in this area Chargers everything so this is going to be laptop one Chargers coming out laptop two Chargers coming out camera battery yeah hey Charlie Chapman I'm going back up want to show you if you didn't fully see like what this tape is so it's like really kind of like almost like glue like an adhesive and look if you try and peel it up like it's not going anywhere it's like almost impossible to feel even if you peel it up you're getting like there's just no way water is getting through there so you can see even all around here I did this I covered all the screw holes and then down and around the fan too we've got our positive and negatives coming from the roof this is the go power 30 amp solar controller so that's gonna be mounted there we've got some light switches mounted there the best Barty 2 is going to be mounted there and we're just going to try and finish mounting everything so we can do the rest of the tiny group gotta run them along the wall feed them through here it's our charge controller so we're gonna have a solar panel positive solar panel negative and so we're gonna place those hook it into there and then with the leftover cabling they gave us a huge amount of cable you're gonna come out of you where it says battery positive negative and you're gonna run that behind the wall into the batteries go Power recommends a inline fuse between on the positive cable between the charge controller and the battery banks so it's a 30 amp fuse so basically what you do is you just cut the positive line and then you're gonna cut this and you're just gonna lock join they even provide like connectors and heat shrink and you're just going to so you've got a fuse in between the line yeah you guys were a little confused but basically it was just the positive line I said if there were I know someone's watching that life what did he just do why is the fuse in there I mean like why did they have that there great question Bob so all a fuse does is a little bit extra protection so if there is a short or if there's a surge of power meaning like a spike of energy it won't like energy is very hot when it runs through cable so if there's a surge if there's an overwhelming amount it could melt the wire so instead a fuse would limit how much energy goes through the fuse and it would pop the fuse and disconnect the circuit so the next step is we're gonna take our positives and negatives that we've split and we're gonna go into our charge controller go power even gives you like a little slice amount that they would like by the way I just want I just one second I just wanted to show you Amon is not trained properly as far as cleaning up his work area before he starts another project he's multi-talented guy but he's a bit of an Einstein when it comes to stuff like this but all geniuses are this is the part where you want to make sure you put the wire in the right hole very important a narrow long pole passed solar panel negative before we go any further bo

b wants to clean up the mess and then we're gonna start the tongue-and-groove and maybe finish that sexy little area let's clean hey ray I just got a quick question for you no problem very helpful staff here at goal our parking curb chisel I have to say that was a little bit smoother than I thought boom boo-boom boo-boom boo-boom and now we need one more that will join up hey what are you doing coming in there with that ginger hi buddy what was that oh shit my dad's chiseling out those little pieces and I just heard him swear I caught him on phone I swear so hard because you better not put that in the vlog unfortunately I'm not gonna put it in the blog but yeah that was super funny well like they said buddy third time's a charm if we're not gonna lie and tell you this is easy guys this is one of the most challenging parts of the bill is getting that right but damn it looks good there's my housing on that that's gonna be flush mounted this wires gonna be a little bit shorter that's gonna be flush very very happy with how the control center is looking are you stoked ro I'm stoked to get those two pieces in yeah once again want to thank dope power for hooking everything up and being an incredible company and resource and we will see you in the next vlog where we cook the rest of the entire system up batteries inverters chargers positive negative cables we've decided to get to 6 volt batteries we're gonna hook that up in serious I'll teach you how to do all that very exciting stuff this is coming together we're almost done super stoked I'll see if Beck wants to say goodbye to you too once I oh sure how did today go I know you think really yeah yeah this is this looks amazing expect event we're coming next week yeah

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