Published Date 6/5/14 6:17 PM
Here is a list of components to get basic solar power working on a converted liveabord lifeboat.
Can get from here or here for about £130 each, will need two.
Then you have a choices of 2 different type of charge controller, possibly unreliably but more efficient MPPT or a bog standard cheap PWM controller – to start out I would probably go for the cheap controller.
MPPT have to import from china here or here for around £80
Or a very cheap basic controller here for around £12
Then you would need a length of 6mm cable and a pear of MC4 combiners
The boat currently has 4 starter battery wired up into 2 separate redundant 24V banks, I would re-wire one of these as 12v and use that for a while.
Have to test a all the wires and find out what is 12v and what 24v
Have to find out which bank of battery is live
Then get some 3 way car cigarette splinters, good soled wire and 5m of LED lighting strip, more info here