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DIY Campervan Solar System

You can use a campervan solar system to power a refrigerator, vent fan, cell phones, laptops and all sorts of other electronics. If you’re new to solar we recommend starting with sizing your electric system. Our solar system calculator will give you a good estimate of the solar panel, battery, inverter and charge controller size you need.

Our campervan solar wiring diagrams will help you figure out how everything is laid out. If you want to do a deep-dive into each of the electric system parts check out the links below.

If solar panels are too confusing and you don’t want to wire the van yourself, we recommend considering a solar generator. A solar generator is a powered box where you can plug in solar panels and electronics. This is a plug-n-play device. All of the equipment is included, it’s safe to use, and there is no wiring required!

parts of a campervan solar panel system

Parts Of A Campervan Electric System

▸ Solar Panels
Charge Controllers
▸ Batteries
▸ Inverters
▸ Wiring sizes and fuses

▸ Battery Monitors
▸ Battery Isolators
▸ B2B Chargers

Eternal Flame in NY

Hello! We are Kate, Ian and Harper. We spent over two years living in a DIY camper van and visiting 48 US states. Along the way, we've met with other van lifers, checked out their rigs, and learned a lot about adventure travel. We hope this site can help you plan your next road trip.

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