backchannel: hooking up a jackery to a fuse box

I’m starting to see an upswing in people asking if it’s ok to connect a solar generator to a fuse box or other power distribution point.

I think this is what’s playing out:

  1. user fails to accurately assess the loads they will be running in the van
  2. user buys the jackery/yeti/whatever believing it to be a complete solution
  3. user remembers/realizes there are more loads than outputs on the device
  4. and wants to connect to a distribution panel

IMO, wanting to connect to a distribution point suggests (but does not prove) the user needed a normal house power system rather than a solar generator.



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