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follow me charge controllers

Started by Joe Jones in General Discussion. Last reply by Renewable Ray 10 hours ago. 12 Replies

I have a small 12v system, and have come to the limits of staying 12v with a 50a charge controller.  I want to add additional panels, so it would require a larger charge controller and the price goes up steeply.  I've read about "follow me" charge…Continue

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

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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

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adding differing watt panels together.....

Posted by michael houston on August 2, 2016 at 11:05pm 1 Comment

I have 11 HF 15 watt panels and one 145 DM panel my question is this.....why could i not add all of the HF panels together to create 165 watts and then using a single cable from the combined HF panels to the single 145 panel to create a total of 310 watts.....i am not just putting all the panels on the same input.....i would be using two inputs and combining them together.....why would that not work????.....what would be the problem.....i know the panels are two different types and slightly…

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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?

 
 
 

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