Last weekend was the last straw for me and my 10+ year old Coleman instantaneous shower which has led to me having to update my solar unit at camp. The wife and I are both essential workers and she had enough at work and said lets go to camp as she needed some fresh air, so we loaded up the truck with the dog and filled up the cats bowls and headed North. Don't worry we had a full tank and did not need to stop anywhere but camp which we are very secluded. We ended up opening up camp and did some deep cleaning which both of us got filthy and wanted to shower, we both were able to take a warm shower but the system doesn't provide a lot of water pressure, so this week the hunt was on for a new instantaneous shower system which I will need to update solar unit.
Background for those who haven't seen me post on many topics about solar units for camps and carry in water for cabins. I purchased a goal zero smallish battery and small solar panel (not sure of watts) many years ago to run a few lights at camp that came with this package, most of the times we have candles burning to navigate to a 12v light to do whatever we need to do inside the cabin. It works well as long as you don't leave lights on to just have lights on, we can use this system many days in a row without running the battery down. But it isn't enough to run much else.
After searching a bunch of options for instantaneous heaters I settled on this one https://www.ebay.com/itm/Camplux-6L-...53.m2749.l2649
It comes with a 12v pressure pump which I need to power up hence why I needed a new solar unit.
After all the posts on here and searching the internet for a solar unit I settled on this one https://www.ebay.com/itm/253207402927
I also bought one of these to hold more water inside the cabin so several people can take a shower without me worrying about someone running out. Before we were using a 5 gallon bucket where the Coleman unit has a pump to pressurize the water. I set up a water catchment system that fills up a 55 gallon barrel, my plan is to use this water to shower with and still carry water fresh water for other things. https://www.ruralking.com/ace-roto-m...sump-fs0035-18
I know lithium batteries are the best to use but for me to put out that much money right now among the other items I am purchasing it ain't in the budget (no stimulus check for me), so I am going to purchase a 100ah amg deep cycle battery to start off with. suggestions on brand?
Other things I need are a shut off power switch, fuse block, wire, light fixtures and bulbs. I have my eye on a few of these but suggestions and other options are welcome. I do not plan on upgrading this system anytime soon as the nearest utility pole is about 1100' from me.
wire, plan on this wire as it will be exposed but will blend in. any reason why this wire won't work?
bulbs, 12v led bulbs