I recently completed my Solar Powered Ammo Can and wanted to provide a run down of all the parts I used and where I got them.

The main components of the system are as follows:

Deep Cycle Battery

Inverter

Solar Contoller

Solar Panel

I chose to add a few other pieces to the system, like a switch, a watt meter and a breaker.

The battery I chose was a 100ah deep cycle battery.  Based on the calculations I figured this would be plenty for my camping power needs.

deep-cycle-battery

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I wanted to go with a Pure Sine Wave Inverter as this would give me the cleanest power for the electronics I would be charging

pure-sine-wave-inverter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This marine grade Switch is just used to disconnect the battery positive

disconnect-switch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I looked at a lot of Solar Panel options but this 100w was the best combination of price, size and wattage

solar-panel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Watt Meter is not completely necessary but a nice way to keep track of power usage and power reserve.

watt-meter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I originally purchased this CTEK Charger to keep the AGM batteries in my truck topped off and healthy, but it also has a setting that is good for deep cycle batteries.

 

ctek-charger