Thank you guys so much for all of your replies! It has definitely helped me get a better understanding of what is going on.
Let me be more specific about my needs and current equipment and hopefully that will better guide the advice.
During the day I would like to be able to charge laptop and cellphones, have the ability to run the fridge 24hrs and power two 12v
fantastic vents 24hrs.
The fridge is a Haier mini fridge that pulls 2 Amps.
I won't have a major need for power in the evening mainly during day light hours.
I do not have a furnace, stove or other major appliance to power.
My current equipment:
2- 100w go electric flex panels mounted parallel
Full River G-31 12volt Battery 128@100hrs and 91@5hrs
WFCO 55 Amp Power Converter
As I mentioned ideally I would love to spend $300 but could do up to $500 or $600 if necessary. I just want to get it to the power level that will meet my needs.
Realistically what do I need?
Should I get another panel and battery?
For my needs, can my current panels and battery handle the constant energy flow without draining my battery down below 50% during sunlight hours? Can my panels and battery keep up with the energy demand of laptop, cell phones, fridge and fans?
And will the fridge be able to stay on 24/7 without causing a battery drain problem.
I probably sound mentally challenged. This is just a new arena for us and want to do it right.
Thanks again for all of your help!!!