Started by MountainDon, January 13, 2009, 02:18:39 AM
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Quote from: TheWire on August 09, 2010, 01:49:54 PMI'm looking at getting 4 40 watt PV panels from Sunelec specs are below and wiring them in series to a MPPT charge controller. Any thoughts as to these panels in this application, dealing with Sunelec or the quality of their products?Thank you.Model SUN-40Power (W) 40 WattsOpen Circuit Voltage (V) 21.90 VocShort Circuit Current (A) 2.54 IscMaximum Power Voltage (V) 17.50 VmpMaximum Power Current (A) 2.28 ImpDimensions 22" x 21 1/4" x 1 3/8"$120/ea
Quote from: TheWire on August 09, 2010, 03:48:00 PMOlJarHead, Do you have the SUN-40's? I'm curious if these are a quality or low end panel.As far as going with 4 small panels instead of single large panel, my challenge is mounting them. My cabin is in a wooded area and I expect I'm going to have to get creative with placing the panels to avoid shade. The small panels give me more mounting options and using 4 wired in series allows me to go 48V to my charge controller to cut down on the size of the wire.
Quote from: Tickhill on August 12, 2010, 03:58:42 AMThis may be an advertising scheme but I looked at sunelec.com today and the price glenn and I gave for our panels have gone up a .10 cents since yesterday and they are saying "PV Industry Shortage is Happening Now!"I wish I had done like glenn and went ahead and got 3 more. Just thought I would put that out there that there may be something to this and that $$ may start on the way back up.
Quote from: glenn kangiser on August 07, 2010, 11:44:38 PMThanks OJ - I was thinking Phoenix would be the one with their stuff together. I think I have it handled now.
Quote from: TheWire on August 10, 2010, 05:10:00 PMDon,I have a question about the Outback, does it completely power off when the PVs are in the dark or does it stay running off battery power?
Quote from: TheWire on August 10, 2010, 05:10:00 PMOutback FM 60 $525 + $30 battery temp sensorBZ Products MPPT250HV $120 + $30 caseMorningstar TriStar TS-MPPT-45 $415 + $80 display + $30 battery temp sensorThank you.
Quote from: TheWire on August 13, 2010, 07:37:50 AM Anyone know of any information on sizing a post with a certain square feet of PV panels mounted on it?
Quote from: Dave Sparks on August 13, 2010, 10:03:37 AMWhat really would bother me is losing one of the best tools in my box, the specific gravity measurement! Now that would really be a loss living offgrid!