Recommended Gear List

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Type
Category
Name
NOTES
1
Breaker
AC
Traditional Metal Panel – AC Main + 3 Positions, AC Voltmeter 100 amp A/C
Maybe find one without the gauge you will be able to see everything in the victron app. (physical gauge is quick though.
2
Breaker
AC
Traditional Metal Panel – AC Main + 6 Positions
No Gauge, but bigger mounting footprint
3
Breaker
AC
Blue Sea Systems 4027 Panel Back Insulating Cover
Make sure it Matches your breaker AC Breaker panel size
4
Breaker
DC
200A 187 Series Surface Mount BREAKER
187 Series Combines Switch and Breaker in one Both wires feed out of one side
5
Breaker
DC
120A 187 Series Surface Mount circuit breaker
187 Series Combines Switch and Breaker in one Both wires feed out of one side
6
Breaker
DC
100A 187 Series Surface Mount circuit breaker
187 Series Combines Switch and Breaker in one Both wires feed out of one side
7
Breaker
DC
90A 187 Series Surface Mount circuit breaker
187 Series Combines Switch and Breaker in one Both wires feed out of one side
8
Breaker
DC
60A 187 Series Surface Mount circuit breaker
187 Series Combines Switch and Breaker in one Both wires feed out of one side
9
Breaker
DC
50A 187 Series Surface Mount circuit breaker
187 Series Combines Switch and Breaker in one Both wires feed out of one side
10
Breaker
DC
30A 187 Series Surface Mount circuit breaker
187 Series Combines Switch and Breaker in one Both wires feed out of one side
11
Breaker
DC
25A 187 Series Surface Mount circuit breaker
187 Series Combines Switch and Breaker in one Both wires feed out of one side
12
Breaker
DC
150A 285 Series Surface Mount circuit breaker
285 Series NOT A SWITCH wire in on one side out on the other
13
Breaker
DC
120A 285 Series Surface Mount circuit breaker
285 Series NOT A SWITCH wire in on one side out on the other
14
Breaker
DC
100A 285 Series Surface Mount circuit breaker
285 Series NOT A SWITCH wire in on one side out on the other
15
Breaker
DC
80A 285 Series Surface Mount circuit breaker
285 Series NOT A SWITCH wire in on one side out on the other
16
Breaker
DC
70A 285 Series Surface Mount circuit breaker
285 Series NOT A SWITCH wire in on one side out on the other
17
Breaker
DC
60A 285 Series Surface Mount circuit breaker
285 Series NOT A SWITCH wire in on one side out on the other
18
Breaker
DC
50A 285 Series Surface Mount circuit breaker
285 Series NOT A SWITCH wire in on one side out on the other
19
Breaker
DC
40A 285 Series Surface Mount circuit breaker
285 Series NOT A SWITCH wire in on one side out on the other
20
Breaker
DC
30A 285 Series Surface Mount circuit breaker
285 Series NOT A SWITCH wire in on one side out on the other
21
Breaker
DC
25A 285 Series Surface Mount circuit breaker
285 Series NOT A SWITCH wire in on one side out on the other
22
Breaker
DC
Bussmann CB185-150 150 Amp Type III Circuit Breaker
1/4″ for 2/0 is the most expensive terminal
23
Breaker
DC
Bussmann CB185-135 Surface-Mount Circuit Breakers, 135 Amps
1/4″ for 2/0 is the most expensive terminal
24
Breaker
DC
Bussmann CB185-120 Surface-Mount Circuit Breakers, 120 Amps
1/4″ for 2/0 is the most expensive terminal
25
Breaker
DC
Bussmann CB185-100 100 Amp Type III Circuit Breaker, 100 Amps
1/4″ for 2/0 is the most expensive terminal
26
Breaker
DC
Bussmann (BP/CB185-100) 100 Amp Circuit Breaker, 100 Amps
1/4″ for 2/0 is the most expensive terminal
27
Breaker
DC
Bussmann (BP/CB185-80) 80 Amp Circuit Breaker, 80 Amps
 
28
Breaker
DC
Bussmann CB185-50 CB185 Series Automotive Circuit Breaker 50 Amps
1/4″ for 2/0 is the most expensive terminal
29
Breaker
DC
Bussmann CB185-40 Surface-Mount Circuit Breakers, 40 Amps
1/4″ for 2/0 is the most expensive terminal
30
Breaker
DC
Bussmann CB185-35 Surface-Mount Circuit Breakers, 35 Amps
1/4″ for 2/0 is the most expensive terminal
31
Breaker
DC
Bussmann CB185-25 Surface-Mount Circuit Breakers, 25 Amps
1/4″ for 2/0 is the most expensive terminal
32
Breaker
DC
Bussmann CB285-120 Surface-Mount Circuit Breakers, 120 Amps
1/4″ for 2/0 is the most expensive terminal
33
Breaker
DC
Bussmann CB285-90 Surface-Mount Circuit Breakers, 90 Amps
1/4″ for 2/0 is the most expensive terminal
34
Breaker
DC
Bussmann CB285-80 Surface-Mount Circuit Breakers, 80 Amps
1/4″ for 2/0 is the most expensive terminal
35
Breaker
DC
Bussmann CB285-70 Surface-Mount Circuit Breakers, 70 Amps
1/4″ for 2/0 is the most expensive terminal
36
Breaker
DC
Bussmann CB285-60 Surface-Mount Circuit Breakers, 60 Amps
1/4″ for 2/0 is the most expensive terminal
37
Breaker
DC
Bussmann CB285-50 Surface-Mount Circuit Breakers, 50 Amps
1/4″ for 2/0 is the most expensive terminal
38
Breaker
DC
Bussmann CB285-35 Surface-Mount Circuit Breakers, 35 Amps
1/4″ for 2/0 is the most expensive terminal
39
Breaker
DC
Bussmann CB285-30 Surface-Mount Circuit Breakers, 30 Amps
1/4″ for 2/0 is the most expensive terminal
40
Breaker
DC
Bussmann CB285-25 Surface-Mount Circuit Breakers, 25 Amps
1/4″ for 2/0 is the most expensive terminal
41
Fuse
DC
Blue Sea Systems Class T Fuse 400 Amp
 
42
Fuse
DC
Blue Sea Systems Class T Fuse 350 Amp
 
43
Fuse
DC
Blue Sea Systems Class T Fuse Blocks 320 amp ignition protected
 
44
Fuse
DC
Go Power! FBL-400 Class T 400 Amp Fuse with Block
Not the best
45
Fuse
DC
Blue Sea Systems ANL Fuses 400 Amp
 
46
Fuse
DC
Blue Sea Systems ANL Fuses 500 Amp
 
47
Fuse
DC
Blue Sea Systems ANL Fuses 600 Amp
 
48
Fuse
DC
Blue Sea Systems ANL Fuses 750 Amp
 
49
Fuse
DC
Blue Sea Systems ANL 35A to 750A Fuse Block with Insulating Cover
 
50
BusBar
DC
Blue Sea Systems Common BusBar 250 amp 6 stud
Big dc power draw stuff Or get 1000 amp version to have it all in one place
51
BusBar
DC
Blue Sea Systems Common BusBar 250 amp COVER
Expensive but worth it, 1000 Amp Comes with cover
52
BusBar
DC
150A Common BusBar with 10 screws and a cover
For grounding or power of most of the small stuff
53
BusBar
DC
Blue Sea Systems 2722 150-Amp DualBus
Can do both positive and negative in one place
54
Busbar
DC
Distribution Block – 1 x 4GA In/ 4 x 8GA Out
NON Affiliate
55
Busbar
DC
Distribution Ground Block – 1 x 0GA In/5 x 2ga, 4GA or 8ga Out
 
56
Busbar
DC
1000A Power Bar with eight 5/16″ terminal studs. 2 mounting holes accept #10 (M5) screws
Best to choose the most common terminal size for your build, 5/16 or 3/8 then you can get that size in bulk
57
Busbar
DC
1000A Power Bar with eight 3/8″ terminal studs. 2 mounting holes accept #10 (M5) screws
Best to choose the most common terminal size for your build, 5/16 or 3/8 then you can get that size in bulk
58
Busbar
DC
Input 1x 1/0 or 4 AWG Output 4x 4 or 8 AWG
I LIKE THIS ONE
59
Heater
DC
DC THERMAL SA12-5000 12 VOLT 600 WATT 10020 BTU BRUSHLESS CAB HEATER
Use 8 gauge silicone wire to connect this Make sure it has its own breaker! Keep ground as solid as possible too.
60
Heater
LifePo4
7 1/4″x25″ Steps and Water Holding Tank Heater Pad for RV Motorhome Camper Trailer Boat with Automatic Thermostat Control, 12V DC
Built-in Thermostat is Set to Turn Itself on at 45°F( + – 5 degrees) and Turn Itself off at 68°F( + – 5 degrees). Put on a Cold weather circuit ONLY turn it on if it is below freezing when you plan to Charge.
61
Light
DC
Blue Sea Systems 12V DC 12A Deckhand Dimmer
YOU May be able to wire your vehicle dimmer switch into the AC and DC panel Labels Rather than using this
62
Light
LED
LED WIFI Controller Wireless Dimmer for Series RGBW WW/CW RGB + CCT Led Strip Light Compatible with Amazon Alexa Voice Control,FUT089 Remote or Wifi Ibox (5 IN 1 LED WIFI Controller)
You need 1 per zone, also nice to have a switch controlling each one so the can be turned on and off Individually for programing. these are a little temperamental we need to reprogram hours after long times away from the van and randomly like once every 2 months.
63
Light
LED
22 AWG 6 pin 33FT 10m Extension Cable Line for 6 Color RGB CCT LED Strip Lights Wire
 
64
Light
LED
Mi.Light LS2 Led Strip Lights 2.4GHz Wireless 5 In 1 Controller
NO ALEXA VERSION You need 1 per zone, also nice to have a switch controlling each one so the can be turned on and off Individually for programing. these are a little temperamental we need to reprogram ours after long times away from the van and randomly like once every 2 months.
65
Light
LED
Mi Light Remote Controller 2.4 Ghz Wireless 8 Zone for 5 in 1 Controller
 
66
Light
LED
LED Strip Light 5 in 1 Controller,Smartphone APP Control Without Extra Hub
 
67
Light
LED
LGIDTECH LED Strip Lights Flexible 300 Units 5050 SMD 5 Meters DC 12V RGB+CCT Color Changing & Color Temperature Adjustable, IP20 Non-Waterproof
Keep searching for these DC 12V RGB+CCT
68
Light
LED
LGIDTECH LED Strip Lights Flexible 5050 SMD 5 Meters DC 12V RGB+CCT Color Changing & Color Temperature Adjustable IP65 Waterproof
 
69
Light
LED
GIDERWEL Smart 16.4ft RGBWW LED Strip Lights 12V 450 LEDs Dimmable RGB Cold White Warm White Changing Color,6 Wire RGBCCT
Pay attention to watts per foot to create effective lighting without too much power usage, Get a good soldering Iron too
70
Light
LED
RGBSIGHT 16.4ft Flexible RGBCCT LED Strip lighting 12V 5M 300 Units RGB Warm Cold White
 
71
Light
LED
Waterproof IP67 Flexible RGB + Cold White (6000K) + Warm White (3000K) LED strip lighting 5m
 
72
Light
LED
Waterproof IP65 RGB + Cold White(6000K) + Warm White(3000K) LED strip lighting 5m
 
73
Light
LED
RGB + Cold White (6000K) + Warm White (3000K) LED strip lighting.
 
74
Light
LED
18AWG Gauge RGBCCT LED Strip Extension Cable 33ft
 
75
Lug
DC
SELTERM UL Tinned Copper Wire Lugs Battery Cable Ends — Marine Grade, Heavy Duty
These are the least expensive and still seem good You will need to get the 2/0 AWG 1/4″ (M06) from a more expensive brand
76
Lug
DC
Bay Marine Supply – Power Lug Heavy Duty Tinned Copper Marine Grade Cable Ring Terminals by FTZ 10 Pack
 
77
Lug
Disconnect
Ancor Marine Grade Heat Shrink 10-12 awg Female 100 pack
Not sure if these are worth the extra cost Adjust the QTY to your needs
78
Lug
Disconnect
Ancor Marine Grade Fully insulated Nylon Disconnects Female 100 pack
These are used for all the DC switch panels and Usb and 12vdc sockets
79
Lug
Ring
Insulated Ring Crimp Connectors – 50 PC Heat Shrink, Waterproof 8 Gauge Wire Terminals of Size #10, 3/8”
 
80
Lug
 
Ancor Heat Shrink Ring Terminals HIGH QUALITY IN LOTS OF SIZES
As long as you start on this link and find something you want and buy it we will get a partial credit for your order
81
Lug
 
tinned Copper Lugs 8 AWG – 4/0 AWG Price is for 100 2/0 AWG 5/16″
Ultra High Quality Good price if you need high volume. There is another YS John that may need some supplies too.
82
Paint
 
LizardSkin LSCI-1 GAL Ceramic Insulation Radiant Heat
 
83
Paint
 
LizardSkin LSSC-1GAL Sound Control Ceramic Insulation
 
84
Safety
Fire
Fire Extinguisher Ball Self-Activation -Fire Suppression Device
We mounted one in our electrical cabinet seemed worth it.
85
Safety
Fire
Blazecut
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpfwkWa9453bpZqMCvmjhAQ
86
Safety
Fire
H3R HG250R Fire Extinguisher
Up to you, im guessing a cheaper one will work, we have had to use ours in the PLC so I opted for the good one
87
Socket
AC
Leviton 1374-1 15 Amp, 125 Volt, NEMA 5-15R, 2P, 3W, Snap-In Receptacle
There are other options that are not pre wired, These doubled in price
88
Socket
AC
30 Amp 125 Volt Shore Power Inlet
Depends on the input you want, I would suggest a 30 amp and a 15 amp cord
89
Socket
AC
50 Amp 125/250 Volt Shore Power Inlet
This will offer you the most power in, you will need an adapter cord for 30 amp and 15 amp plugs
90
Socket
AC
Yellow Standard Pigtail Adapter 50A 125/250V Connector to 15A
There tons of options here Make sure you get the right ones. YOur charger should handle a 50 amp Input there is 50 amp/30 amp/15 amp offered
91
Socket
AC
12″ 90-Degree Dogbone RV Adapter 15-Amp Male and 50-Amp Female with Twist Lock and LED Power Indicator
EXAMPLE FIND THE BEST VERSION FOR YOUR NEEDS
92
Socket
DC
12V Socket
Expensive but locks in the plug ours work great.
93
Socket
DC
12v 4.8AMP 2x USB port charger ROUND
Make sure you get a 4.8 amp our bigger charger
94
Socket
DC
12v 4.8AMP 2x USB port charger SWITCH MOUNT RECTANGLE
Make sure you get a 4.8 amp our bigger charger
95
Switch
DC
Blue Sea Systems HD-Series Heavy Duty Battery Switch 500 Amp with AFD
 
96
Switch
DC
Blue Sea Systems 350 Amp E-Series Battery Switches
4 Position. Switches isolated battery banks to all loads or combines battery banks to all loads. Includes AFD (Alternator Field Disconnect)
97
Switch
DC
Blue Sea Systems WeatherDeck Waterproof Panels, 12/24V, 6 Position Grey Waterproof Circuit Breaker Panel
Price shop for right size and value
98
Switch
DC
12/24V, 4 Position Grey Waterproof Circuit Breaker Panel
Price shop for right size and value
99
Switch
LED
12pcs Car Truck Rocker Round Toggle LED Switch On-Off Control
We used these for each LED zone controller, I would suggest making an up to 8* switch box to handle the 8 zone controllers for easy programing
100
tool
DC
TEMCo Hydraulic Cable Lug Crimper TH0006-5 US TON 12 AWG to 00 (2/0)
YOU NEED THIS OR THE BIGGER ONE
101
tool
wire
TEMCo Wire and Cable Cutter – 4/0
 
102
Tool
 
DEWALT SCREWDRIVER Right Angle Flex Shaft, 12″
Makes life easier
103
tool
 
Titanium Step Drill Bit, High Speed Steel | 1/4 to 1-3/8 | Total 10 Step
 
104
tool
 
Hydraulic Cable Lug Crimper TH0005-11 US TON 6 AWG to 600
Probably too big
105
Tool
 
Klein Tools Ratcheting Crimper, 10-22 AWG – Insulated Terminals
WORTH IT
106
Tool
 
Wire Cutter and Stripper, for 8-20 AWG Solid and 10-22 AWG Stranded Electrical Wire Klein Tools 11063W
Clean cuts are needed to reduce resistance and heat.
107
Tool
 
Klein Tools 11061 Wire Stripper / Wire Cutter for Solid and Stranded AWG Wire, Heavy Duty Kleins are Self Adjusting
 
108
Tool
 
SEEKONE Heat Gun 1800W Heavy Duty Hot Air Gun Kit Variable Temperature Control with 2-Temp Settings 4 Nozzles 122℉~1202℉(50℃- 650℃)with Overload
You need a heat gun for the heat shrink, Make sure Heat shrink has adhesive sealant in it too.
109
Tool
 
65W 110-120V Soldering Iron, 482-896℉(250-480℃)
Name brand is twice the price your call.
110
  
4/0 Gauge EWCS Flexible Welding Cable 600 Volt Black+Red Combo – 15 Feet Each Black + Red 30 ft total
 
111
Wire
DC
EWCS 2/0 Gauge Premium Extra Flexible Welding Cable 600 Volt – Red – 50 Feet –
 
112
Wire
DC
EWCS 2/0 Gauge Premium Extra Flexible Welding Cable 600 Volt – Black 20 Feet
You can ground anywhere on the chassis so you can usually have shorter runs of BLACK wire
113
Wire
DC
4 AWG Ancor Marine Grade Primary Wire 25 ft
 
114
Wire
DC
8 AWG EWCS 50ft RED
 
115
Wire
DC
10 AWG 250 ft Wire RED
Hard to know how much you need but It’s much cheaper in volume
116
Wire
DC
10 AWG 25 feet Wire RED
 
117
Wire
DC
10 AWG 50 feet Wire BLACK
 
118
Wire
DC
12 AWG 25 feet Wire BLACK
 
119
Wire
DC
12 AWG 100 feet Wire RED
 
120
Wire
DC
8 AWG Silicone Wire BLACK 16 feet
SI wire is super flexible, It does not feed through tight spaces easily as the SI can cut easier. I use it like an extention cord on a 12v dc appliance as it doesn’t get stiff in the cold.
121
Wire
DC
8 AWG Silicone Wire RED 16 feet
 
122
Wire
DC
14 Gauge Silicone Wire Spool red and Black Each 20ft (40ft total)
 
123
Wire
DC
12 Gauge Silicone wire spool red and black each 25ft
 
124
Wire
DC
12 Gauge Silicone wire 10 ft red and 10 ft black Flexible
 
125
Wire
DC
Silicone Wire RED 20 ft Ultra Flexible 10 AWG
 
126
Wire
DC
Silicone Wire BLACK 20 ft Ultra Flexible 10 AWG
 
127
Wire
Heat Shrink
GRIP (GRAND RAPIDS INDUSTRIAL) Grip 42 pc Marine Heat Shrink Tubing Assortment
 
128
Wire
Heat Shrink
Dual Wall Adhesive Marine Heat Shrink – 10 Ft Roll – 3/4 Inch Diameter – Black
NOT TESTED BUT MUCH LESS MONEY Check this out https://amzn.to/2UvBHho or https://amzn.to/2w2nBKf for more options
129
Wire
Heat Shrink
Heat Activated Adhesive Lined Shrink Tubing 48″ Long 3/4″ for 2/0 AWG RED
Maybe think about using this for your Inner battery connections
130
Wire
Heat Shrink
Heat Activated Adhesive Lined Shrink Tubing 48″ Long 3/4″ for 2/0 AWG BLACK
Maybe think about using this for your Inner battery connections
131
Appliance
DC
o2Cool 12vdc fan
 

 

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