Off Grid Emergency Prep Kit 1

Off Grid Emergency Prep Kit 1
Off Grid Emergency Prep Kit 1
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How to wire a small DIY off grid solar power system:

Emergency Prep Kit 1
With 30W altE Solar Panel

Let us help you prep for an unexpected emergency- when the power goes out! Listed here is a starter kit if you are looking for a small DIY solar system to help power a few critical items until the power comes back up. You can also use this backup system to power some things at your house year round, taking advantage of the equipment all of the time, rather than just occasional use. For a small investment, you can have a small off grid system up and running and ready to go.

And now is the time to read our BLOG on this small backup system. Winter is coming, Solar to the rescue!

This kit consists of: 30 watt solar panel, 18 amp-hour battery, 4.5 amp solar charge controller to manage it, and 350 watt inverter to convert the DC power to AC. **See DOCUMENTS tab above for suggested Wiring Schematic.

What will it power?

  • Cell/mobile phone
  • Cordless phone
  • Tablet/computer
  • Radio
  • LED lantern
  • Internet router

  • Emergency Prep Kit 1:
    Part Number Item Description Quantity
    ALTS-30W-12P altE 30W Solar Panel 1
    GENWIREC0454 Sunlight Resistant Wire by the Foot 18AWG 2 Conductor 20
    MORSG-4 Morningstar 4.5A PWM Solar Charge Controller 1
    MKBES17-12 MK Battery ES17-12 18Ah AGM Battery 1
    MIDMNBIGBABYBOX Midnite Solar Big Baby Box for AC or DC Breakers 1
    MIDMNSBBB Midnite Solar Shorter Terminal Busbar (black) 1
    MIDMNSBBR Midnite Solar Shorter Terminal Busbar (red) 1
    GENBRKDIN-4 Midnite Solar 4 Amp Din Rail Mount Breaker 2
    GENBRKDIN-40 Midnite Solar 40 Amp Din Rail Breaker 1
    SAMSSW-350-12A Samlex SSW 12V 350W Pure Sine Inverter 1

    Emergency Prep Kit -Diagram

    30W Solar Panel

    altE solar panels are designed specifically for use in OFF GRID applications, so are perfect for a small DIY kit.


    • Off-grid power for cabins, vacation homes, RVs, campers, remote monitoring systems, and remote villages
    • Solar water pumping and solar-powered refrigerators
    • Remote WiFi and wireless repeaters
    • altE modules offer 3 year workmanship/25 year performance warranty

    SunGuard 4.5A PWM Solar Charge Controller

    Morningstar SunGuard 4.5A PWM

    Morningstar's SunGuard PWM Controller is the most advanced, economical solar charge controller on the market today. 

    • 12V battery banks
    • 100% solid state
    • True 0 to 100% PWM duty cycle
    • Setpoint accuracy to 60 mV
    • Rated for 25% overloads
    • No need to derate
    • Lightning protected with 1500 W transorbs
    • Outdoor rated, Hypalon connecting wires
    • 5 year warranty

    MK Battery
    ES17-12 18Ah AGM Battery

    East Penn builds sealed lead acid batteries to the highest standards. Their manufacturing process features improved controls using state-of-the art computers and the latest manufacturing technology and equipment. Therefore, the batteries consistently meet the highest quality performance and life standards.


    • Maintenance free
    • 12V nominal voltage
    • 18 Ah capacity (C/20 rating)
    • Spillproof and leakproof
    • Low resistance and high performance

    Samlex America
    SSW 12V 350W Pure Sine Inverter

    The Samlex SSW inverter is a great little off grid inverter for your low wattage needs. It works with a 12V battery, so is a perfect option for the MK Battery above. And how about this? It has TWO three-pronged AC outlets ready to take any small appliance you need to power. It's a pure sine wave inverter which means you can use it to power rechargeable batteries, or delicate electronics like radios or laptops. The USB charging port takes a standard USB cable from your cell phone or tablet to charge it back up - it's as easy as that!.


    • USB charging port
    • 2 three prong outlets
    • Comes with battery clamps so it's easy to connect the battery to the inverter
    • High performance, high surge power (2X)
    • Samlex "Soft Start" & "Low Interference" technology
    • True sine wave output for sensitive loads
    • 2 Year Warranty

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