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"Hi G., Yes, the jumper between battery 2 and battery 3 is part of the short circuit, but that…"
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24V Battery Bank with 12V Load Leg

I am thinking about changing my 12V battery bank system to a 24V battery bank system and want to…See More
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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

100 Watt Panels Still Only $122.99

Started by Renewable Ray in General Discussion May 2. 0 Replies

When Johann brought it to our attention that he found Renogy 100 watt panels at a smoking deal members jumped in and bought plenty. They are still available but the seller has raised the price $3.00 each. Only $122.99 for an awesome 100 watt panel.…Continue

Mega-Power batteries, any info ?

Started by Johann in General Discussion. Last reply by Johann Apr 26. 3 Replies

Does anyone know what kind of battery that might be and would it be good for solar?MP 12750   12v   75 AhBoost / Equalize voltage   14.5V - 15.0VFloat voltage                    13.5V - 13.8VMax charging amps          22.5A                       Amp…Continue

Buying Batteries

Started by randall in Tips and Tricks. Last reply by David T Apr 21. 3 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

Batteries & Amp hrs

Started by Tim Personius in General Discussion. Last reply by JP Apr 21. 7 Replies

Ok...I have read here the importance of matching the batteries in your battery bank. Question: how critical is this?At present I have two 12v 120 Ah Marine/RV batteries (I know, not true deep cycle but all I could afford at the time) wired in…Continue

Battery Charger 24 volt system

Started by M B Hill in General Discussion. Last reply by Us Offgridgeeks Apr 18. 2 Replies

Hi allI am hoping someone on this board could recommend a portable 24 volt/ 110  battery charger.  I currently have one 75watt/24volt system with  4 golf cart batteries. That system is used for a well pump.and has the batteries wired in series for…Continue

Battery Terminal Keeps Getting Nasty

Started by ladyhawk in General Discussion. Last reply by Don Abel Apr 18. 5 Replies

Just like the title says, I have one battery out of my (6) 6 volt batteries that keeps getting corrosion all over the terminal. I have taken everything apart and cleaned. I have checked all the connections and even swapped them around  It just keeps…Continue

RV Solar Panels

Started by patrick callender in General Discussion. Last reply by patrick callender Apr 14. 10 Replies

I covered my 37' Discovery this winter and also my solar panel. I would purchase a remote panel but not sure where to hook it up in my battery compartment. Can anyone shed some light on this?  I am a rookie at all this.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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