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B Maverick replied to Frank S.'s discussion Grounding DC Solar Equipment
"Randall, I had provided my link to the ground rods I use.  These are 6-ft long and 5/8-in…"
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Xantrex Prosine 1800 gfci 12 volt Model: 806-1800

Greetings All, My good friend David Dobrinski (832)655-0986 in the Dallas / Fort Worth area has…See More
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randall replied to Frank S.'s discussion Grounding DC Solar Equipment
"Johann, Your post is 100% correct. I think B. Maverick was referring to a 6' ground rod used…"
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Johann replied to Frank S.'s discussion Grounding DC Solar Equipment
"A stainless steel rod is a bad idea since it has a high resistance. A lighting strike with an…"
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B Maverick replied to John J.'s discussion Idea for winter battery box heater
"Your setup reminds me of watering shelters for livestock during the winter.  There are two…"
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randall replied to Frank S.'s discussion Grounding DC Solar Equipment
"I did see the pictures you posted on the HF-panels but, I couldn't find a picture/s of your…"
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B Maverick replied to Frank S.'s discussion Grounding DC Solar Equipment
"Oh, the charge controller and battery are in the shed aka the lean-to.  They are on a shelf up…"
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Grounding DC Solar Equipment

Started by Frank S. in Tips and Tricks. Last reply by B Maverick 16 hours ago. 25 Replies

I am finishing up my Harbor Freight solar system and I need to ground my equipment. I have a copper water pipe nearby and I am thinking of grounding to the water pipe. I would think this would be a good ground, but I am not sure about grounding DC…Continue

Xantrex Prosine 1800 gfci 12 volt Model: 806-1800

Started by randall in Classifieds yesterday. 0 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

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Idea for Winter Battery Box Heater

Started by John J. in Tips and Tricks. Last reply by B Maverick on Wednesday. 15 Replies

I got this idea to get a little warmth into the battery box just through winter. Not looking to 'heat' the bank so much but just to try and take the edge off. Using two sealed bulbs, similar to how the h/f bulbs are encased they would be located in…Continue

Life Span question HF and Sunforce Kit

Started by dave simmon in General Discussion. Last reply by dave simmon on Monday. 2 Replies

It just poppedin my head and now to the Users here. Dumb but going to ask it anyway.HF and Sunforce Kits the panels. If you have either of the panels up and using them How long have you had them up and Running?If you replaced them. They went BAD for…Continue

My first home made solar panel frame fell apart

Started by Robert DeMartino in Harbor Freight Solar Panels. Last reply by B Maverick Jan 24. 1 Reply

I need to make a new solar panel frame for my older style Harbor Freight panels. I don't want to go the same route as my first frame (pictured).  I was wondering if my older style panels would fit on the HF new style frame?Continue

Tags: frame, Freight, Harbor

What End is Up with Your Panels?

Started by B Maverick in Harbor Freight Solar Panels. Last reply by B Maverick Jan 24. 6 Replies

Unlike the photos HF shows in the general advertisements, I've taken a different approach by mounting the panels in a vertical fashion with the lead wires at the top.  Not only that, but the two support legs face the opposite direction as well. In a…Continue

Pyramid RPR825 8 Gauge has any one used this wire?

Started by dave simmon in General Discussion. Last reply by randall Jan 22. 10 Replies

Pyramid RPR825 8 GaugeI have looked on amazon. It Looks like it would handle two DM 158s on a 20 Foot run to a CC.…Continue

Carrying Batteries Onboard Safely

Started by Robert Durkin in General Discussion. Last reply by Robert Durkin Jan 19. 14 Replies

Hello friends, I bought from SAM'S two 6 volt Energizer Golf Cart Battery - Group Size GC2  batteries to wire in series for 12 volts to use with my HG 45 watt panel kit. Camper is a 1992 Dodge Conversion van I put a 2 by 4 skylight into to give me…Continue

Need Help Deciding

Started by Jamie A in Harbor Freight Solar Panels. Last reply by Craig J Jan 16. 7 Replies

I am a R/C Plane flyer. I am in the process in setting my 5x8 enclosed trailer up to haul airplanes and charge Lipo batteries at the field. I want the trailer to be completely self efficient. I also have lights (12 volt) and 12 volt plug-ins…Continue

Plastic 'kit' after 2 years - 45 second review

Started by John J. in General Discussion. Last reply by randall Jan 11. 5 Replies

This is not my review, not my video. Skip to 6:00 through about 6:45 shows the Harbor Freight plastic kit after 2 years (as mentioned). To much drama in most of the rest of that guys videos for my taste. Anyhow I figured there would be issues with…Continue

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An Evolution.. A Quick Overview..

Posted by Don Abel on January 21, 2015 at 6:41pm 6 Comments

I was just a typical Joe doing the life thing as most everyone else does. Work a job, acquire things, get married and attempt to build a life. I was in my late 20's and things were going well, at least I thought they were..

A couple of years later, me and the wife parted trails over stupid stuff. I've been in relationships prior to getting married and all fell through because of stupid, silly stuff. After my divorce, I became bitter about life in general and I wanted to make a drastic…

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Beyond Tesla: The Huge Profit Potential of Lithium

Posted by Renewable Ray on January 8, 2015 at 7:38am 0 Comments

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One of the stocks that I get the most questions about is Tesla. I’m not sure whether investor interest is due to the gorgeous lines of the Tesla Model S, its amazing high performance engine, the high flying stock, or the energy saving nature of all electric vehicles….. but Tesla is a very popular subject.…



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