My electrical background: none. So when I looked at the back of my 600 watt inverter, I thought, What the heck am I supposed to do with this?
I noticed that it came with a pair of odd-looking pieces of metal that slightly resembled connectors. After many interesting Google queries—ones like “stick terminal connector”, “stick bare wire in back of inverter?” and “screw hole terminal inverter thing”—I finally figured out that connections like these require something called pin terminals.
At least, I think that’s the way I’m supposed to do it. The C-Box that I got from AM Solar also utilizes these interesting screw hole thingies, as does the XScorpion mini ANL fuse holder. You’d think that one of these devices would come with explicit directions for noobs like me, but no suck luck.
So now that I have all the main pieces of the electrical puzzle, I have to figure out how to connect them, which is easier said than done. After a few hours of staring in bewilderment at my heap of super expensive electronics and I ended up laying everything out on the table alongside the preliminary diagram that I put together. I’ve still got some figuring to do …