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Looking Back Again Winding UP

Well Just looking back again. Finally got the wind turbine up. According to the wind charts I am in…See More
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dave simmon replied to Johann's discussion Failure in a emergency situation.
"I agree. Most of the folks that come around My Wife and I asking asking about what they can do get…"
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John J. replied to Johann's discussion Failure in a emergency situation.
"I have one of those old microwaves, big old Kenmore size of a small fridge, it refuses to die. One…"
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John J. replied to dave simmon's discussion Pollen and Panels
"Sounds like a mess, almost like when bird use my panels for target practice. If I need to clean…"
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jeff replied to Johann's discussion Failure in a emergency situation.
"as a basic set up to start, I see I will have to expand as soon as I get the cash for. as a pastor…"
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Johann replied to Johann's discussion Failure in a emergency situation.
"Jeff, A semi truck battery as far as I remember is just like a car battery and will say CCA or…"
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dave simmon replied to dave's discussion 12 volt or 24 volt
"Dave Hi Just throwing in my 2 cents. I stay as close to 12 volts as possible. You can find low amp…"
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Failure in a emergency situation.

Started by Johann in General Discussion. Last reply by dave simmon yesterday. 7 Replies

Yesterday we lost complete grid power which lasted 5 hours. We did not have any sun for almost 1 week already, so the batteries where low on power already.My home has grid power, but yet  I power some of my home with solar power on a daily basis.I…Continue

Pollen and Panels

Started by dave simmon in General Discussion. Last reply by John J. yesterday. 1 Reply

Just a Note from the East Texas Swamp.I had no Idea how much Pollen we were hit with. I got on the roof because to my wife it looked green. The pollen due to the weather and lots of plant life was caked in areas of the roof and my beloved DM145s,…Continue

12 volt or 24 volt

Started by dave in General Discussion. Last reply by dave simmon on Wednesday. 8 Replies

if I stay at 12 volt I could have more amp hours  then at 24  what would be the better way to go I am looking at 3000 watt inverter  that would start with Continue

Wind Turbine "Dump" set up

Started by Mike in General Discussion. Last reply by dave simmon Apr 14. 9 Replies

Hey guys, I have a 600 watt Wind Turbine that I am hooking up to our cabin system to supplement our solar. Our area up there ia known for frequent windstorms. Any suggestions on the best way to hook up a system where when the wind kicks up and sends…Continue

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Adding the Wind Turbine qoustions for the Grues

Started by dave simmon in General Discussion. Last reply by dave simmon Apr 13. 5 Replies

Hi Folks Its Been a while but Slow. I have finally got good weather and Un Boxed the Gen Unit Mounted the Gen on the Mast, Have not installed the blades or tail fin yet.I am being cautious. I dont want to hook it up to the Controller yet. I have…Continue

Buying Batteries

Started by randall in Tips and Tricks Apr 9. 0 Replies

Anytime I can find a good lead in solar equipment I try and pass it on to others. Like the Xantrex Inverters in the classified ads. I believe they are all sold.Today I want to share another goodie. Some of you probably already know but, for others…Continue

Auto start a generator to charge batteries or add power to system etc etc.

Started by Johann in General Discussion. Last reply by Johann Apr 8. 4 Replies

I got a odd or maybe a stupid question.Does anyone use a generator to charge batteries if needed and is it done automatically. Are there any pos and cons doing it?That would be a start for me , but it is not really what I want but would help.Here is…Continue

For sale Tiger Claw 1500 Watt inverter

Started by randall in Classifieds. Last reply by randall Apr 6. 1 Reply

I have for a like new Tiger Claw pure sign wave inverter for sale. I also have the original box. I used the inverter one time during a 4 hour power outage. There's not a scratch, ding, mark or dent on it. The price is $145. I can box it and ship it…Continue

Tags: Inverter, Claw, Tiger

Xantrex Prosine 1800 gfci 12 volt Model: 806-1800

Started by randall in Classifieds. Last reply by randall Mar 31. 2 Replies

Greetings All, My good friend David Dobrinski (832)655-0986 in the Dallas / Fort Worth area has somehow came up with more of the Xantrex Inverter's - pure sign wave. Check them out on line, they sell for at least $1000. each. He can also be reached…Continue

Tags: Boats, RV's, Solar

Life Span question HF and Sunforce Kit

Started by dave simmon in General Discussion. Last reply by richie Mar 31. 4 Replies

It just poppedin my head and now to the Users here. Dumb but going to ask it anyway.HF and Sunforce Kits the panels. If you have either of the panels up and using them How long have you had them up and Running?If you replaced them. They went BAD for…Continue

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Looking Back Again Winding UP

Posted by dave simmon on April 23, 2015 at 2:33pm 0 Comments

Well Just looking back again. Finally got the wind turbine up. According to the wind charts I am in a low wind area. Wind Turbines were not recommended in this area. Haven’t had a single breeze since its been up. It is 24 volt and I have wired it a 24volt CC then into a HF 30 amp 12 vdc CC letting it make the 24/12 vdc Charging decisions (I don’t know if this works or not. No wind and this may be just a waste of a couple of hundred bucks but it was fun). Handcraft told me I did not need a…

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swamp cooler

Posted by Leland Cummings on April 20, 2015 at 8:41pm 0 Comments

Hello i am in the process of wanting to change my 115 volt 1/2 hp swamp cooler to solar would also like to run it at night.    My question is what solar hard wear ( panels, battery and inverter will be needed.  The motor is 115 v at 8.4 amps and the pump is .7 amps

 
 
 

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