2 AWG cable
At least one 12 Volt marine deep cycle battery
1 power inverter
1 Rubbermaid tote or other container
1 battery charger
Red electrical tape
Gather supplies and lets get started.
Step 1: Preparing the batteries.
While the batteries are charging, you can set up the solar panels and get them wired up and ready to go.
Step 2: Place batteries in container.
Step 3: Creating the jumpers.
Note: Make sure to size your jumpers for your system. If you want to use a larger inverter you will need to use larger cable. 1200 Watts/12 Volts = 100 Amps. Depending on where you look, 2 AWG cable is good for around 100 Amps. If you want to run say, a 2400 watt inverter, you should use 2 cables per jumper.
Measure between terminals and cut cable to length. Then add the mechanical lugs. Since the battery terminals were a bit bigger than the holes in the lugs I bought I drilled them out to fit.