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Renewable Ray replied to Doug Carrier's discussion An idea I worked out
"Hey Doug, sounds like you stuffed our portable solar generator in the side of the truck. It's…"
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An idea I worked out

Being an Electrician and carrying multiple battery operated tools and always seemingly running out…See More
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John Salla replied to John Salla's discussion System Blowing Fuses
"Randall, I have to correct something I said in my last posting. The output from the panel was -32.5…"
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randall replied to norvel richards's discussion Renogy Bundle
"Correction on my last post. I said I have 72 volts coming in from the panels. It should be 120…"
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randall replied to John Salla's discussion System Blowing Fuses
"John, Your charge controller has a + pos. for the solar in. It has a - neg. for solar in.  The…"
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norvel richards replied to norvel richards's discussion Renogy Bundle
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John Salla replied to John Salla's discussion System Blowing Fuses
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"Ray, The chart you posted is accurate for a 12 volt system only. And yes If Norvel's run is…"
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An idea I worked out

Started by Doug Carrier in Harbor Freight Solar Panels. Last reply by Renewable Ray 7 minutes ago. 1 Reply

Being an Electrician and carrying multiple battery operated tools and always seemingly running out of juice when there is no POCO power available I installed a second battery( deep cycle both as primary and secondary batteries, no problem cranking…Continue

System Blowing Fuses

Started by John Salla in General Discussion. Last reply by John Salla 15 hours ago. 19 Replies

My system is blowing fuses. Specifically it is blowing the fuse between the batteries and the inverter. I believe it is doing so because the controller is not doing its job.I have used two controllers. One was a PVM controller, and the other is…Continue

Renogy Bundle

Started by norvel richards in General Discussion. Last reply by randall 22 hours ago. 9 Replies

I need some advice I bought the Renogy Bundle w/ 2 - 100 watt panels I have had it hooked up for 3 days & the controller goes into float at 12.8 .I have it hooked up to 4 golf cart batterys  have 25 ft. of # 8 stranded wire from panels to…Continue

Charge Controller Issue

Started by Matt Fetcho in Harbor Freight Charge Controller. Last reply by dave simmon on Tuesday. 6 Replies

What should be the voltage be going to my my battery?

ID of Wire? Help

Started by dave simmon in General Discussion. Last reply by dave simmon on Tuesday. 9 Replies

Being an over the Hill IT guy and not an Electrician. As usual I have a Question. I was as a Garage sale in Dallas today and the Man and his wife had two 50ft rolls of stranded copper wire six gauge. I had looked at them they looked new. The man…Continue

25-30 Amp Manual Battery Charger

Started by Russ Staska in General Discussion. Last reply by randall on Monday. 4 Replies

Does anyone know of a 25-30ish amp manual battery charger I can run off my generator to occasionally charge my 240 amp battery bank?want a 20-30 amp manual battery charger.Continue

Looking for Feedback and Suggestions!

Started by Nathan DeKrey in General Discussion. Last reply by Johann on Sunday. 11 Replies

Hey guys, nice to meet you all!I'm working with a start up in Florida that's putting together a self contained solar power unit to run residential pool pumps. One of marketing point is that it doesn't require a utility grid hook up, so you don't…Continue

kWH MATH

Started by john smith in General Discussion. Last reply by Renewable Ray Jul 21. 3 Replies

HI,I just went to my PUD and got the following numbers for my kWH for the last year and not quite sure on how to figure out my monthly usage,but here are the figures by the…Continue

Buying Batteries

Started by randall in Tips and Tricks. Last reply by randall Jul 20. 1 Reply

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

Covering panels when not in use?

Started by Carl Stevenson in General Discussion. Last reply by Carl Stevenson Jul 19. 8 Replies

We only use our solar at our cottage in the summer when we are there. When we are not there for a few weeks, or in the winter I take them down and store them. Is there actually any advantage to storing solar panels inside away from the sun when they…Continue

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Renogy Bundle

Posted by norvel richards on July 27, 2015 at 1:37pm 0 Comments

Need some help I bought the renogy bundle on Amazon the controler won't let the batterys get full charge . I have 25 ft. of #8 wire from the two 100 watt panels to the controller & 5ft. 0f # 12 from controller to battery bank which is 4 golf cart . batterys by Rayovac 20 AM cap       215   /105 Min    75 amps  

I have a 20 amp fuss on the pos. # 12 from controller to the battery bank.

   Thanks Norv

Controller Showing 12.06 Consistently

Posted by norvel richards on June 15, 2015 at 10:30am 3 Comments

I have a question 

I have HF panels hooked up to Harbor Freight controller & controller shows consistent 12.06 volts. And doesn't go up or down when the sun is out or it's dark. What could be my problem? Any help would be appreciated.

 
 
 

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