DIY Van Electrical Calculator & Maker

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DIY Van Electrical Calculator & Maker

He has landed. This virtual maker from the future will help you design your Van electrical system:
Made with in our van.

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Sizing

  • You feed me input, I dump you output:
Power Usage

? Ah

Inverter

? W

Battery Bank

? Ah

Solar Panels

? W

Solar Charger

?|?

Alternator

? A

Shore

? A

Step 1: Calculate Your Power Usage

Enter your 12V DC and 120V AC daily power usage.
(Winter is optional. The calculator will compare summer VS winter and only keep the largest value of the two)
SUMMERWINTER
12V DC LOAD
CURRENT
(A)
HOURS PER DAY
(h)
DAILY POWER USAGE
(Ah)
CURRENT
(A)
HOURS PER DAY
(h)
DAILY POWER USAGE
(Ah)

TOTAL

SUMMERWINTER
120V AC LOAD
POWER
(W)
HOURS PER DAY
(h)
DAILY POWER USAGE
(Ah)
POWER
(W)
HOURS PER DAY
(h)
DAILY POWER USAGE
(Ah)

TOTAL

Daily Power Usage

? Ah

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Step 2: Size Your Inverter

Enter all the 120V loads you plan on running simultaneously.
LOADMAX POWER
(W)
TOTAL

Product Selection:
Choose Your Inverter Brand:



Inverter

? W

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Step 3: Size Your Battery Bank

Choose your battery chemistry:

And your "profile":


  • Looks like you need at least:

? Ah

Product Selection:
Choose a Battery brand/model:




Battery Bank

? Ah

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Step 4: Size Your Solar

  • Looks like you need at least:

? W

Solar Panels
Product Selection:
Choose your wattage:







Solar Panels

? A

Solar Charger

?|?

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Step 5: Size Your Alternator Charger

Enter the available (unused) power of your alternator:

A


  • Looks like you can't go above:

? A

Alternator Charger Max
Product Selection:
Choose Your Alternator Charger:





Alternator Charger

? A

Arrow-down

Step 6: Size Your Shore Charger

  • Looks like you can't go above:

? A

Shore Charger
Product Selection:
Choose Your Shore Charger: