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If I want to have a portable battery, I assume that it is not a good idea to just detach one from the bank and then, after some use, hook it back into the battery bank for recharge. I could be wrong. I'm referring to a 12 volt, parallel wired…Continue
In a 12 volt bank of batteries, wired in parallel, does it make much difference in equality of charge or discharge, where the plus and minus cables to the panels or inverter are attached? The terminals on one end of the battery could be used or plus…Continue
What size and type fuse should be put in the cable from the battery bank to the inverter? Inverter is a Tiger Claw 1500/3000 watt pure sine type. The amps could be huge depending on the type of load. I assume that a fuse smaller than what the max…Continue
Well, I've finished my Electric Solar (panels) Hot Water system, panels are hung, wire is run (8 gauge) and the switch box is built. I've had limited testing due to the fact that the storm system that devastated Oklahoma has moved to the Northeast…Continue
What would be an adequate size wire from the battery bank to the inverter on the Tiger Claw pure sine inverter? Assume max load, although this would rarely be the case. That probably affords an adequate safety margin so just go with the minimum to…Continue
OK, So I won't do this for another two weeks as that is when I will be coming back home from offshore. Hence I have a little time to figure out the best method for this. I need input on these things listed below.A.) Permanent Installation of LED…Continue
I bought one of these over a year ago. Extended warranty maxed. I am Looking at it New in the Box still. I am at the point of wiring a tiger claw 1500 up. But this thing keeps glaring at Me.What I am asking because I cannot find a review of it. Is…Continue
I am at the point Where common sense is winning out. So I need some Advice. I will have two inverter coming off one battery bank.One Tiger Claw 1500 will Keep the Fridge and Freezer going. I want to keep this one on all the time. I think over…Continue
New member, first post. So far I have 1 Harbor Freight kit and 2-35 ah Harbor Freight batteries. When hooking up these in parallel does the charge controller need to be hooked up to negative on one battery and positive on the other or can it just be hooked up to the closest one? The other question is how many kits can be controlled by one Harbor Freight controller. I have an array rack built for four.
Thanks for your input.
Trying to spec out a new LED board. It would cost less to build if the board was designed to operate in the 10-24 volt range instead of a 10-30 VDC range.
What is the maximum voltage I should expect to see in solar systems? Would a 24 volt upper limit be a problem for many users?