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Xantrex Prosine 1800 gfci 12 volt Model: 806-1800

Started by randall in Classifieds. Last reply by randall May 17. 3 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

Covering panels when not in use?

Started by Carl Stevenson in General Discussion. Last reply by Carl Stevenson May 6. 3 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

Adding the Wind Turbine qoustions for the Grues

Started by dave simmon in General Discussion. Last reply by Hillbilly Gene May 1. 9 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


Started by Ed Wymer in General Discussion. Last reply by Ed Wymer Apr 27. 8 Replies

I have the 45watt HF solar panel kit...My voltage on the regulator that came with it only shows about 14.5??? is this the volts or watts???the kit says it should be about that per panel but I have all three hooked up.should it not be about 45 then?Continue

Failure in a emergency situation.

Started by Johann in General Discussion. Last reply by dave simmon Apr 23. 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. Apr 23. 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 Apr 22. 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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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

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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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