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Johann replied to Lee Hamrick's discussion 12 volt corn row bulbs in the group Advanced High Power Solar Group
"I can not remember the name nor the websites. But here is a youtube about a corn light that can…"
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Lee Hamrick replied to Lee Hamrick's discussion 12 volt corn row bulbs in the group Advanced High Power Solar Group
"Do you know witch ones? there are a bunch of people making the bulbs "
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Johann replied to Lee Hamrick's discussion 12 volt corn row bulbs in the group Advanced High Power Solar Group
"They are known to be a fire starter if you do a search at the internet. Also, the 110 Volt bulb…"
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12 volt corn row bulbs

Is anyone using the 12 volt corn row type bulb with there solar power? I ordered a couple just to…See More
Jul 11
Johann replied to Renewable Ray's discussion Get Ready for a DC Future
"Yes, each solar panel got it's own 2 pole breaker, so I can turn each panel off or on as I…"
Jul 11
jpf replied to Renewable Ray's discussion Get Ready for a DC Future
"neat looking job yohann, is each circuit breaker for it's own solar panel tied to a buss bar…"
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Johann replied to Renewable Ray's discussion Get Ready for a DC Future
"At dave and jpf I do not think there is much to worry about it if you done the install right and…"
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dave simmon replied to Renewable Ray's discussion Get Ready for a DC Future
"Me Too"
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Get Ready for a DC Future

Started by Renewable Ray in General Discussion. Last reply by Johann Jul 11. 7 Replies

Great new article that Google alerts sent my way....I knew this was coming I just didn't know how.Read > Get Ready for a DC Future  then share your thoughts.As we…Continue

Solar powered jon boat

Started by Lee Hamrick in General Discussion. Last reply by Renewable Ray Jul 8. 3 Replies

I have an old jon boat that I have been thinking about getting out and seeing if I can mount some solar panels on it to power the trolling motor.  Think this would work? Continue

100 Watt Renogy Solar Panels for Only $139.99

Started by Renewable Ray in General Discussion. Last reply by Johann Jul 3. 6 Replies

You guys all bought up the Renogy 100 watt panels Johann brought to our attention. Here's the best deal for the monocrystalline version going on Amazon right now,…Continue

Tags: Renogy, HQST, panels, solar, watt

Let's talk air conditioning!

Started by ladyhawk in General Discussion. Last reply by dave simmon Jun 12. 20 Replies

So we had our first sunny day with temps above 40 and I am already thinking air conditioning ;)  I have seen it said many times that running air conditioning with solar is not worth it.  Yet I have heard that about solar and heat and it worked for…Continue

Using a transfer switch and solar MPPT charge controller to charge batteries under adverse weather conditions

Started by Keith Olivier in General Discussion. Last reply by Johann Jun 9. 3 Replies

So here is my situation:I am setting up a solar PV system with a 24V 430Ah battery bank for a remote cabin in MT.  I will be using 6x Canadian Solar 320P panels, connected 3 in series and 2 strings in parallel.   The panels have a Voc of 45.3V and…Continue

HF Controller to run 6V Radio

Started by sl dl in General Discussion. Last reply by sl dl Jun 6. 9 Replies

I think I posted his in the wrong place earlier. Sorry for the duplication.Hello to all. I just bought a good radio with SW and Weather capabilities as well as am/fm. It takes 4 D cell batteries to make 6V or runs on 120 which I only have through an…Continue

12 Volt outside security light

Started by Lee Hamrick in Tips and Tricks. Last reply by Lee Hamrick Jun 4. 4 Replies

This is a post from a survival forum that I did since then I have properly wired this into my battery bank and it works greatIf you have any question just ask ans I'll be glad to answer. With a good battery it would barely go down overnightI took a…Continue

Marking the wires

Started by Lee Hamrick in Tips and Tricks Jun 4. 0 Replies

Sometimes when I'm running wires I forget which wire is the positive. To fix this problem I got some red electricians tape at home depot just put a band of tapearound the positive wire and you'r set.Continue

12 volt photocell

Started by Lee Hamrick in General Discussion. Last reply by Doug Carrier May 29. 1 Reply

If you are looking for a way to automatically turn your lights on and off for day and night these are only about $3 on ebayand they work great Continue

24V Battery Bank with 12V Load Leg

Started by G in General Discussion. Last reply by Hillbilly Gene May 5. 4 Replies

I am thinking about changing my 12V battery bank system to a 24V battery bank system and want to get your input before I do something that will have a negative effect on the batteries.The input from the solar panels are above 24V. The MPPT Charge…Continue

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what batteries do you use?

Posted by darren sadkowski on November 25, 2015 at 8:00pm 0 Comments

I was curious to see what type of batteries others use with their HF set up. I check this site almost daily, but it doesn't seem like there are any new posts or content.
I use 2 HF setups together with a sunsaver controller and 2 wally world deep cycle batteries and it seems to work work good. How about you?

Batteries Won't Charge

Posted by norvel richards on July 27, 2015 at 1:30pm 0 Comments

Need some help. I bought the Renogy bundle on Amazon the controller won't let the batteries get full charge. I have 25 feet of #8 wire from the two 100 watt panels to the controller and 5 feet of #12 from controller to battery bank which is 4 golf cart batteries by…

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