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Specs for electrical infrastructure & gear appreciated

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Still kicking the tires. I have a black hole of information regarding specs for electrical to run stuff in the van

The goal is to be at least two days in the middle of nowhere, running off the self-contained grid. Not sure about solar yet because I'm leaning towards a roof rack that I can stand on to use as photography platform.

How do I select batteries; and associated supporting gear to power the list below

Minimum equipment:

Microwave - on demand use only
Cube fridge/freezer - on all the time during trips
computer - ~3 hours per day (edit photos)
heater - on demand

still in the maybe group

Sat dish/rcvr

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Well, like me you have got a lot to learn!

I am by far a pro on this subject but you have many decisions to make. You can figure out how much power each device needs and size your batteries accordingly. Pretty straightforward - just do the math. For recharging lots of people use the van while driving, you can also use a generator or solar.
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