How To Get Electricity In A Van

How To Get Electricity In A Van

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Hello! My name is Evan and this is my guide to off-grid electrical systems for any camper van or RV. I designed and built this van with the help of my dad. This van is completely off-grid with a fully self-sustaining electrical system. I also design and built the Mercedes Sprinter van that you see in the video too. It has a 3000W inverter and 480W worth solar panels. It can run an air conditioner while off-grid because of the big lithium battery bank. I lived out of my Nissan NV200 for a whole year in San Francisco and currently live in Santa Cruz.

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TIMELINE:
0:00 Intro
0:30 Overview
0:41 Solar Panels
1:18 Alternator
3:10 Shore Power
3:50 Power Generation Summary
4:44 Battery Chemistry
6:03 Power Storage Summary
6:58 Distribution
8:01 Options for AC power
8:48 DC Only System
10:11 Announcements

50 Comments

  1. Trang Nguyen on August 15, 2022 at 3:22 am

    Can I borrow your 🧠 to help my clueless…?
    Although I have no knowledge of car/electrical; still enjoy your YouTube ♥️

  2. Rocky Pitts on August 15, 2022 at 3:22 am

    Amazingness

  3. john cook on August 15, 2022 at 3:24 am

    My job requires a physical address for a security clearance what can I use for a physical address that will pass a security clearance?

  4. Laftis Kuno on August 15, 2022 at 3:26 am

    I am waiting for a hydrogen fuel cell van.

  5. Gazza 'rafale mozzy' on August 15, 2022 at 3:26 am

    And definetly dont try and run a laptop or fridge on DC lol..

  6. Patrick Samuel on August 15, 2022 at 3:28 am

    Where did you find those brass ring terminals for your 2awg wires?

  7. Vicemann Sandovall on August 15, 2022 at 3:28 am

    Awesome job Evan
    Like what u did with the solar power ☀️🌁

  8. Spikey on August 15, 2022 at 3:28 am

    Really good run through. First of all seeing the thumbnail I thought this was going to be an overcomplicated video but you explained everything step by step and went in to detail so thank you for that.

  9. Jeanette Requintin on August 15, 2022 at 3:30 am

    Great video here. Very informative. Love how you explain things and easy to understand. Could you please make a video on how much it costs to build this set up. Thanks and stay positive.

  10. Gloria Jackson on August 15, 2022 at 3:36 am

    Evan..you explain things so well and I’m not considering living in a van however your chanel and explanation 🤔 will help so many people. Thank you.

  11. Avu Ky on August 15, 2022 at 3:37 am

    You mentioned about the DC-DC charger between lead-acid and lithium power banks. So why there exists the Automatic Charging Relay in your system? Is it compatible still? If not, it should be removed, right?

  12. Muan Vaiphei on August 15, 2022 at 3:38 am

    You are awesome…simple, lovable and so cool with ur knowledge on everything. More power to you..🙏🙏🙏

  13. Oxide Magicus on August 15, 2022 at 3:40 am

    Thanks Evan

  14. BBQsaucerer on August 15, 2022 at 3:41 am

    my highest wattage appliance is a 800w kettle to heat water when its raining and don’t want to set up the gas stove outside to make a cup of tea.

  15. Patrick Cummins on August 15, 2022 at 3:44 am

    Awesome job! Off the subject, but can you tell us what you used to create your waterproof shower boards we saw in one of your short video’s please? It would be useful to add it to your build Inventory list too! Thanks!

  16. Tani Love And Light on August 15, 2022 at 3:45 am

    Lithium exploits the earth way too much and it’s not disposable.

  17. Scott Ye on August 15, 2022 at 3:46 am

    A true story teller 👍

  18. Billy Tan on August 15, 2022 at 3:47 am

    Hi Sirs,

    All those components to build the system, where did you purchases from?

  19. Love4Life on August 15, 2022 at 3:47 am

    The only AC DC I know is a rock band in the 80’s!

  20. edthelazyboy on August 15, 2022 at 3:48 am

    For many newer laptops with USB-C PD support, you could get a 12 volt DC to USB-C PD charger and skip the inverter all together. The conversion from DC to AC and back to DC would surely have more losses along the way. Also, I think it would be a good idea to carry a power bank so you can charge it while in a coffee shop and bring it back with you to the van.

  21. Cindy Dez on August 15, 2022 at 3:49 am

    Thank you!

  22. Nicolas Debrun on August 15, 2022 at 3:49 am

    Great Video Evan, Well Done. Cheers from Australia

  23. LARRYS E IPRODUCTS LLC on August 15, 2022 at 3:49 am

    HEY, I LOVE IT! CAN I GET A HOLD OF YOU SOME HOW? I WANT TO BUY A NEW MINIVAN AND DO ALL OF THIS TOO. I LIVE IN USA, IS IT POSSIBLE YOU CAN HELP ME?

  24. Alan Kay on August 15, 2022 at 3:52 am

    Would like to see schematics from you in videos.

  25. Hit Man on August 15, 2022 at 3:52 am

    Damn… the Chinese never cease to amaze me… their innovative ingenuity has broken technological barriers for millennia

  26. Hailey Francisco Thomas on August 15, 2022 at 3:53 am

    what an eye candy😍

  27. Rob A on August 15, 2022 at 3:53 am

    Best explanation I’ve seen on youtube. Basic and to the point. Awesome!!!!!

  28. Patrick Cummins on August 15, 2022 at 3:58 am

    I come from a professional public speaking background and I just want to say, you could have a career in the video production / advertising Industry if you ever decided to! You are so well educated in your explanations the detail of what you are talking about and you also do it with a passion for the subject. I love watching your videos!

  29. D D on August 15, 2022 at 4:01 am

    🏳️‍🌈Evan is SO cute. 🏳️‍🌈

  30. jlk Hawaii on August 15, 2022 at 4:01 am

    Very talented electrical expert, thankyou for sharing your electrical knowledge with us.

  31. Michael Smith on August 15, 2022 at 4:01 am

    QUESTION: Did you consider carrying back & forth a small battery and charging at work or at Starbucks?–Some of the devices have built in solar panel connection, MPPT, and AC & usb plugs. (I’m specifically thinking of a Goal Zero Yeti 1000w ~$1500). Would you consider the battery portability a good feature?

  32. The Mystical Experiencer on August 15, 2022 at 4:02 am

    I use a Jackery. I’m going to be buying a 1500 Watt soon.

  33. Michael Self on August 15, 2022 at 4:02 am

    You’re very good in front of a camera, Evan. You have a great voice for this. Your voice is soothing to listen to.

    Wouldn’t a second alternator for a house battery provide all the electricity you need?

  34. Cosy Media on August 15, 2022 at 4:03 am

    Nice!

  35. Floyd Jones on August 15, 2022 at 4:04 am

    Hi 🙏🏽🙏🏽

  36. Pr0d.Dez000 on August 15, 2022 at 4:04 am

    Teach us plumbing please 🙏🏾

  37. Kevin Villamor on August 15, 2022 at 4:05 am

    get an apartment its like your homeless what happnes is somebody steals your van then what no backup plan just saying

  38. The Cross on August 15, 2022 at 4:05 am

    Bro you are a champion

  39. berchon85 on August 15, 2022 at 4:06 am

    Clean build, well done. Are you an electrical engineer by trade?

  40. ikwilkijkenverdomme on August 15, 2022 at 4:08 am

    Dude, Evan, you are such a great guy!

  41. Steven Wright on August 15, 2022 at 4:10 am

    impressed! nice job

  42. thedoneeye on August 15, 2022 at 4:10 am

    Outstanding video series sir! But I have one question…

    Will you eventually be installing a Flux Capacitor and Mr. Fusion? 😉

  43. Joseph Nguyen on August 15, 2022 at 4:10 am

    Thanks for sharing…like it 👍

  44. ALPHAghostRABBIThole on August 15, 2022 at 4:11 am

    LOVE YOUR CHANNEL. YOU ARE VERY ORGANIZE, INFORMATIVE, AND KNOWLEDGEABLE.

  45. Sam Toure on August 15, 2022 at 4:16 am

    Smart and future thinking guy

  46. pat moh on August 15, 2022 at 4:17 am

    Evan you are an undiscovered genius. Stay on track.

  47. Tani Love And Light on August 15, 2022 at 4:18 am

    Congratulations to you for your journey! Safe travels! Infinite Blissings to You 💫

  48. Marco Butler on August 15, 2022 at 4:19 am

    Evan, I believe you have just inspired me to take my ‘73 Vw bus and make it into a stealth city camping van. I am more than impressed with you and your informative videos. Keep up the tremendous work.

  49. Thara Letz ISLANDER on August 15, 2022 at 4:20 am

    I wish I can understand what your saying…😭😭 I love the idea of what you’re doing

  50. C R.R84 on August 15, 2022 at 4:20 am

    Well done man well done

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