All Blog Posts Tagged 'watts' (4)

"45 Watt Solar Panel Kit" ? Why is this kit called a "45 Watt" kit? Why not...say a... "30 Watt" kit?

I have never measured more than 30 watts. The greatest voltage was 14.5 and the highest current was 1.9 amps. If Watts = Volts * Amps or in this case 14.5 * 1.9 = 27.6 Watts. This reading was obtained 12:30 PM on June 20, 2011.  Though many other readings were close, this was the highest seen during 2011.

NOTE: Current was kept flowing to the battery bank as long as additional load was added to keep the Charge Controller Cuttoff Voltage at 14.5 or below. The current flow being…


Added by Anon E mouse on January 2, 2012 at 11:11pm — 32 Comments

Added Another Harbor Freight Panel Set

I purchased another harbor freight panel set today at a new harbor freight store located in bayshore ny. I purchased it for about $150.00 and I now have 5 sets one 70 watt sunforce panel and 15 watt suitcase panel for a total of of 310 watts. I run my full size fridge 8 hours a day with power left over. I have a 3000 watt inverter - 4 marine deep cycle batteries - one deep cycle blue top optima battery - doc wattson monitor - 25 watt amp meter and an automatic transfer switch. I also found a… Continue

Added by solarbug on July 16, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Keeping the SUN

Ever since the dawn of time, we have as a people have wanted to harness some of the Sun's power. Utilizing solar to gather energy & then storing it in a battery is the way to go.Years ago I myself got into this self reliance thing, I started out with 1 Harbor Freight system and 1 battery. I was in self reliant heaven, burning led lights along with buying 12 volts items that if I didn't even need them now, I might need them  later. Then I didn't think I had enough power, so what did I do,…


Added by ldsecure on May 7, 2011 at 6:18pm — 3 Comments

Just Installed an Automatic Transfer Switch

I just installed an automatic transfer switch which i have my fridge connected to so now I can run my fridge on solar power and when it run low on solar power then it operates on utility power automatically. I have four sets of harbor freight 180 watts and 0ne 70 watt panel = 250 watt - five deep cycle batteries - 3000 watt inverter - one doc wattson energy monitor - 25 amp meter - and a black and decker… Continue

Added by solarbug on April 11, 2011 at 7:39am — 3 Comments

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