Started by MountainDon, January 13, 2009, 02:18:39 AM
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Quote from: MountainDon on April 21, 2021, 05:40:59 PMWe did pole mount. I have seen metal roofs with panels but have no idea what most have used. There is one guy near us with a standing seam roof and he used some special mounts that secure to the standing seams. Your roof is the typical panels that overlap, like ours, IIRC.
Quote from: Hunterscabin on January 29, 2023, 03:48:04 PMAnyone have experience with the Jackery Portable Power Station? Thought about going this route for the CPAP machine. Specifically on recharging. How long does it take to recharge with the power station's solar panels vs recharging from power source? Searched forum and found no other mention of this product. Certainly not trying give any push towards this item. Have not purchased it. Thanks
Quote from: MountainDon on February 02, 2023, 08:23:24 PMIt depends on whether or not the inverter has a bonded neutral or a floating neutral. If it has a bonded neutral then there should not be a second bond in the service panel. You can use one of these 3 led testers to check... Plug the tester into the inverter receptacle and see if the 2 "correct" lights illuminate. That would mean the inverter has a bonded neutral. That tester can also be used on a generator test and of course your home. The service panel usually has a green screw inserted into the neutral buss, which will connect to the ground thru the metal case. Remove it to remove the neutral bonding; insert to bond.I have seen an inverter be ruined by connection to a system with a service panel neutral bond.
Quote from: OlJarhead on February 05, 2023, 12:27:32 PMWhat's everyone's thoughts on increasing my 660AH 24vdc battery bank without drastically increasing the cost?Don't want to add more batteries (Have 12 GCB's now @220AH ea) nor weight (816lbs now) but could use more AH's of course.Lithium seems too much $$$ and needs to be warm to charge (not gonna charge em at 0F for example)....AGM's also seem pretty spendy (I may go that rought) but I can afford more than the $105ea for GCB's at Costco that are 210AH (used to have the 220's but they moved down to 210s for some reason).Thanks in advance.
Quote from: DavidRaftery on February 06, 2023, 11:35:53 AMCaution: Do not feed the output from the GFCI receptacle to a Panel Board / Load Center where the Neutral is bonded to the Earth Ground. This will trip the GFCI."
Quote from: OlJarhead on February 22, 2023, 12:00:44 PMI received a reply back on the SimpliFi's and it was the draw each battery can handle vs the AH rating. So yes, I'd be fine with just one batter as long as I didn't draw more than an inverter capable of around 1500 watts.