Aims 6000 watt 48v inverter and battery bank (Whole home uninterrupted backup) – 1.5 of 3 – UPDATE

Video 2 of 3: https://youtu.be/SQgJgpkVHo8

Video 3 of 3: https://youtu.be/4QsTokkzGxo

UPDATED SETUP

Whole home battery backup and generator setup.

Aims 6000 watt 48v inverter

48 volt battery bank

This is video 1.5 of 3. In the next two videos i’ll explain how the generator hookup works and the manual transfer switch at the power panel side.

My goal is to eventually go off grid with solar panels.

This is all purely for demonstration. You should consult an electrician for ANY electrical work or recommendations in your own home or setup.

Links for items used in my setup:

Buss Bar: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00GJUZUMI/ref=cm_cr_ryp_prd_ttl_sol_67

A/C Meter: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01D8G9GPW/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

D/C Meter: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B013PKYILS/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

50 Comments

  1. Mekson Igen Benson on May 1, 2021 at 12:35 am

    Can you also power the AC unit, stove and dryer with it?

  2. Elijah Mbugua on May 1, 2021 at 12:38 am

    One thing is certain. This guy knows his shit!

  3. Phynix Houd_Hod on May 1, 2021 at 12:38 am

    Good & Professional job except wooden enclosure for batteries!!

  4. Miguel GONZALEZ on May 1, 2021 at 12:39 am

    Awsome set up ,

  5. allan reyes on May 1, 2021 at 12:40 am

    How do you charge your battery?

  6. Donald Steele on May 1, 2021 at 12:42 am

    Most of it looks great I would recommend to get 100 % duty dc breakers real ones from outback or midnight solar. I have used those breakers you have before and kept frying them with my large bank. I also put a 400 amp ANL FUSE HOLDER GOPOWER T TYPE. And 4/0 tempco welding cables for my battery bank cables . And I have a power in and power out duel copper bus bars that equally put in power and use power across my whole bank. I did build mine as a 1410 AH bank with crown cr-235 6v batteries 12 of them . It can power a 15k btu ac unit offgrid with my 1800 watt solar array and 500 watt 3 phase wind turbine topped at 800 to 1100 watts on windy days . Works very well . I love the box you built . Mine is a metal tool box for a truck built like a Faraday cage . Protects the equipment from EMP. mine is portable wind and solar has 2 30.amp RV PORTS and a ATS for the house when its stored . I can run allot with it. Whats the size of your bank? 48v ?AH

  7. Moja Garicho Mshindi on May 1, 2021 at 12:43 am

    I mean the batteries and inverter alone cost just as much as a regular house generator correct? Not including solar panels

  8. Dustin Berg on May 1, 2021 at 12:43 am

    I have a pto generator on my tractor, feed it to the house and can run my stove hot water tank etc…..works for me and don’t have the expense of new batterys ever except for the tractor, that is the problem with ev cars……battery replacement and its hyper expensive, ice vehicles here to stay longer than people think, but great job, nice installing…….👌

  9. tonyvann1 on May 1, 2021 at 12:45 am
  10. worksmartpaul on May 1, 2021 at 12:46 am

    Excellent! now all you need are solar panels to charge the batteries.

  11. DGB on May 1, 2021 at 12:47 am

    I had to think there for a minute so we have 2 strings of 48

  12. MELETUS UGWU on May 1, 2021 at 12:47 am

    Good design . How can I get your e-mail. or Phone I need to order for one 6000wat inverter

  13. YH on May 1, 2021 at 12:47 am

    Great looking system. Very clean design. Well thought out. Good job. I especially like the locked battery box.

  14. Steve Lenores on May 1, 2021 at 12:49 am

    As Green New Deal is implemented, every home should have these. It might be a matter of life and death.

  15. Dan az on May 1, 2021 at 12:50 am

    So you have 360 amp hrs at 48 volts right? If your batteries are rated at 180 amp hrs. Each.

  16. Moss Fisher on May 1, 2021 at 12:54 am

    I like your system but I’m wondering why 6000 watts. My house is 3300 sq ft. When my power is off I have a Ryobi 2300 watt generator it runs every light inside and out side my home the refrigerator and all the TVs. I am LED lite as well, I was thinking if you went 3000 watt on your inverter you might go much longer on your batteries

  17. MELETUS UGWU on May 1, 2021 at 12:55 am

    Please me your email address

  18. Tayel Jabar on May 1, 2021 at 12:56 am

    Great job 👍👍 I got a plan for my house how do you keep the battery charged

  19. Mr Williams on May 1, 2021 at 12:57 am

    What size wire (gauge) did you use to connect the batteries to the inverter? 00, 1, 2, 4?

  20. ERTUGRUL SURUCU on May 1, 2021 at 1:01 am

    Terrible for battery cabinet it must be air cooling.

  21. WaschyNumber1 on May 1, 2021 at 1:02 am

    Nice👍
    How expensive is this setup?

  22. Muzzar Hussain on May 1, 2021 at 1:03 am

    Brilliant, thank you for sharing, exactly what I have been looking for. Are you willing to share a schematic for this set-up?

  23. RenjiBoi on May 1, 2021 at 1:05 am

    Hella awesome dude! What gauge are those wires good sir??

  24. jack condor on May 1, 2021 at 1:06 am

    nice , the battery box is really clean….. is venting no longer an issue with lithium….. that’s a storage plus….. put the battery bank hidden in your entertainment center if you want…..

  25. gabrielirlanda on May 1, 2021 at 1:08 am

    Hi, I’m looking to buy a 5k or 6k inverter, does it make annoying noise? (fan etc), and if makes even more noise when it is working. The idea is to place it on my living room, but another area could be in a closed room underneath the stairs, but it would be just a bit more complicated there.

  26. PABLO ARVELO on May 1, 2021 at 1:08 am

    excellent !!

  27. DGB on May 1, 2021 at 1:13 am

    Really like the battery box with the lock to stop or prevent any potential accidents

  28. Jesus God Jr on May 1, 2021 at 1:14 am

    What you use it for , I don’t think you have enough battery Amp to run a house for 8 house

  29. Chriso Katende on May 1, 2021 at 1:15 am

    Hi there, this is Chriso South African, i am a student working on similar project for school, if anyone can provide me the circuit diagram for the above system i will appreciate, here is my email: Chrisokatende5@gmail.com

  30. greginfla on May 1, 2021 at 1:15 am

    Would you mind sharing/breaking down the cost of system?

  31. Peter S on May 1, 2021 at 1:18 am

    Why not 10 batteries in series = 120v ? Wouldn’t that be perfect?

  32. Geronimo 2011 on May 1, 2021 at 1:19 am

    Cost?

  33. Petris Torres on May 1, 2021 at 1:20 am

    Ok so no solar panels is this just like a big UPS for mains?

  34. Mekson Igen Benson on May 1, 2021 at 1:20 am

    So you don’t need solar panels for this set up, right?

  35. Yokeswaran Kandasamy on May 1, 2021 at 1:20 am

    Looks Great How can I contact you

  36. PATRICK THOMAS on May 1, 2021 at 1:21 am

    good work but i really need more like show the connection manual with the grounding bar remove on connect

  37. bajanboy on May 1, 2021 at 1:23 am

    Love your setup very nicely done
    What’s the name of your batteries and where can I purchase them from ??

  38. James Patti on May 1, 2021 at 1:24 am

    Nice job.. you chose Deka batteries.. can I ask how much those cost you?

  39. Zabiullah Azizi on May 1, 2021 at 1:24 am

    Just the same as mine 😇😊

  40. Adam Jones on May 1, 2021 at 1:25 am

    6000w watt inverter will draw more than 250amp, so you can end up overloading the circuit breaker. Could try using MEGA fuses, these can go up to 500amp. Nice video and nice setup.

  41. William H. on May 1, 2021 at 1:25 am

    Clean setup, I really like the battery box. What kind of battery are those?? Don’t hate me but I’m going to try to copy that battery box..

  42. Lester Acuna on May 1, 2021 at 1:26 am

    how much its cost?

  43. Dr. nakazwe namwiinga m-beenzu nakazwe Hecker on May 1, 2021 at 1:26 am

    Hi, where are you located? Good job

  44. Garden Isle on May 1, 2021 at 1:27 am

    Just a caution, although these are glass mat batteries, they do vent gas. Typically you should have an upper vent for evacuation of the hydrogen gas and a lower vent to allow for thermodynamics to continuously vent your enclosure and to route that exhaust to the exterior of your residence. One vent, nor multiple vents on the same level will successfully evacuate the enclosure. You could also use some form of mechanical ventilation (Amazon ASIN: B01HBZJ0NO) although not necessary and again, you wouldn’t install anything mechanical on the intake side, (still need a lower intake/upper exhaust port ) you want to pull from the exhaust side without mounting any blower inside your enclosure but on the downstream exhaust routing. Installing a circuit breaker in your enclosure along with your battery storage the way you have it is almost a sure explosion waiting to happen if that breaker ever trips and there is any accumulation of gas in that box…RELOCATE IT OUTSIDE your box at the very least!

  45. allmightyjamestown on May 1, 2021 at 1:29 am

    wow. I need this to run my lights in a grow room. it would be great for a power outage as well. but I would need some how to charge the batteries. I planned on an electric 120v motor with some high output alternators on a shaft with pulley’s to charge the batteries when they get low from the 18hr a day light usage. I would need some type of inverter with about 8-10 120v sockets to plug my lights in. each light is 600w and I have 4 of them. I’m trying to use small electricity to charge those batteries to get around paying the big light bill. Any tips would be a great help. your video is the first one I came across with the almost same concept I need. just yours is so much more awesome! I love it! great video!

  46. Dustin Berg on May 1, 2021 at 1:29 am

    Cool

  47. MAGA MAN on May 1, 2021 at 1:31 am

    I can only wonder how many safety violations there are in this setup.

  48. robert guando on May 1, 2021 at 1:31 am

    Looks GREAT. Question… what else do you need if you want to hook your stove, washer, air conditioner on there? Thinking about an off the grid cabin? Thanks I appreciate it

  49. Rodney Solar-Circuits on May 1, 2021 at 1:33 am

    very nice set up

  50. Solid Snake on May 1, 2021 at 1:34 am

    Is each battery 12 volts? And if so does that implies that you connected 4 batteries in series as well as the remainder 4? And if so does that implies that you connected both 48v battery banks in parallel? I ask because I am planning on doing that by myself. But perhaps with 16 12v 101amps everstart deep cycle batteries.

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