Hello, I am building a Ford Transit 350 conversion van and I am trying to decide whether to build my own custom solar system with panels, inverter, batteries etc or a solar generator kit such as Jackery. Is their hip marketing fooling me? I am looking into the pros and cons and would love your feedback.
To me, it seems like the pros of the DIY solar system is that it could be a little cheaper maybe? Possibly more powerful and customizable. The cons might be that it takes more time to install and decisions about options.
I’m thinking the pros to the Jackery system looks like it’s dummy proof, plug and play, easy to move, but probably more expensive and maybe less battery storage?
Does anyone have experience with both?
I think right now our priority is keeping our fridge supplied with constant power. Lights, small gadgets, tools and electronics will also be expected to run off the system and eventually maybe a mini split HVAC unit, but for now, what’s my best route for the fridge?
Thanks! Loving the beginning of my van life!!