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. Elijah Mbugua on March 13, 2021 at 10:42 pm

    One thing is certain. This guy knows his shit!

  2. Phynix Houd_Hod on March 13, 2021 at 10:42 pm

    Good & Professional job except wooden enclosure for batteries!!

  3. Yokeswaran Kandasamy on March 13, 2021 at 10:44 pm

    Looks Great How can I contact you

  4. tonyvann1 on March 13, 2021 at 10:45 pm
  5. Adam Jones on March 13, 2021 at 10:46 pm

    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.

  6. Chriso Katende on March 13, 2021 at 10:47 pm

    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

  7. Miguel GONZALEZ on March 13, 2021 at 10:50 pm

    Awsome set up ,

  8. Off Grid by Design on March 13, 2021 at 10:53 pm

    Good setup!
    Clean efficient.

  9. Garden Isle on March 13, 2021 at 10:54 pm

    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!

  10. ERTUGRUL SURUCU on March 13, 2021 at 10:56 pm

    Terrible for battery cabinet it must be air cooling.

  11. MAGA MAN on March 13, 2021 at 10:56 pm

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

  12. Zabiullah Azizi on March 13, 2021 at 10:56 pm

    Just the same as mine 😇😊

  13. WaschyNumber1 on March 13, 2021 at 10:57 pm

    Nice👍
    How expensive is this setup?

  14. Donald Steele on March 13, 2021 at 10:57 pm

    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

  15. WaschyNumber1 on March 13, 2021 at 10:58 pm

    Nice
    I would suggest some Fuses between every battery in case one goes out of line your other battery’s are protected.

  16. bajanboy on March 13, 2021 at 10:58 pm

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

  17. Dustin Berg on March 13, 2021 at 11:00 pm

    Cool

  18. Geronimo 2011 on March 13, 2021 at 11:01 pm

    Cost?

  19. Muzzar Hussain on March 13, 2021 at 11:02 pm

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

  20. Moss Fisher on March 13, 2021 at 11:04 pm

    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

  21. Peter S on March 13, 2021 at 11:07 pm

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

  22. Epnet Streaming on March 13, 2021 at 11:07 pm

    Will I fry the batteries if I keep the Power Supply on while I use the Inverter?

  23. MELETUS UGWU on March 13, 2021 at 11:08 pm

    Please me your email address

  24. MrMorotesun on March 13, 2021 at 11:08 pm

    Brother. I admire your work. Keep rolling up hill. Any suggestions for some one in SoCal?. As a earthquake. shtf incident? I would really appreciate your help.

  25. RenjiBoi on March 13, 2021 at 11:09 pm

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

  26. Solid Snake on March 13, 2021 at 11:10 pm

    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.

  27. Moja Garicho Mshindi on March 13, 2021 at 11:11 pm

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

  28. Steve Lenores on March 13, 2021 at 11:12 pm

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

  29. PABLO ARVELO on March 13, 2021 at 11:12 pm

    excellent !!

  30. MELETUS UGWU on March 13, 2021 at 11:14 pm

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

  31. YH on March 13, 2021 at 11:16 pm

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

  32. worksmartpaul on March 13, 2021 at 11:17 pm

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

  33. Rodney Solar-Circuits on March 13, 2021 at 11:20 pm

    very nice set up

  34. allmightyjamestown on March 13, 2021 at 11:21 pm

    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!

  35. Lester Acuna on March 13, 2021 at 11:22 pm

    how much its cost?

  36. Mr Williams on March 13, 2021 at 11:23 pm

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

  37. Jesus God Jr on March 13, 2021 at 11:24 pm

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

  38. greginfla on March 13, 2021 at 11:25 pm

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

  39. robert guando on March 13, 2021 at 11:26 pm

    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

  40. Petris Torres on March 13, 2021 at 11:27 pm

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

  41. jack condor on March 13, 2021 at 11:29 pm

    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…..

  42. Dan az on March 13, 2021 at 11:30 pm

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

  43. Tayel Jabar on March 13, 2021 at 11:32 pm

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

  44. Bruno Behrend on March 13, 2021 at 11:33 pm

    Can you send me a shopping list for all necessary components?

  45. Dr. nakazwe namwiinga m-beenzu nakazwe Hecker on March 13, 2021 at 11:33 pm

    Hi, where are you located? Good job

  46. allan reyes on March 13, 2021 at 11:34 pm

    How do you charge your battery?

  47. James Patti on March 13, 2021 at 11:36 pm

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

  48. Dustin Berg on March 13, 2021 at 11:36 pm

    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…….👌

  49. PATRICK THOMAS on March 13, 2021 at 11:38 pm

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

  50. gabrielirlanda on March 13, 2021 at 11:40 pm

    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.

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