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Does anyone know what the connector type is on the ends of the splitter and extension cable that come in latest version of the HF Thunderbolt 45 Watt Solar Kit? Are these available for purchase anywhere?Continue
I got my diode in for my wind turbine. Not quite sure how to connect thick copper wire to the top little circle thing on this unit. It looks like the one in the link bellow. ideas?…Continue
Man, there just hasn't been much "solar" at my place this week, and the forecast for next week is also limited.Anybody getting any?This always casts a shadow on any plans to run the freezer on solar. Will it be worth it? I guess for now I'll stick…Continue
GRRR! So we plan to turn our radiant floor heat on today since it is a balmy 5 degrees outside (We heat with wood until it gets below 32). Not wanting to burn all that propane I finally got in gear to wire up a pre-heater. I have a new hot water…Continue
Dumb move of the day I had recently purchased this 12 volt lunch box stove figured may be able to use this during power grid failure well I wanted to test it so I placed mac and cheese in the unit and plugged it into the 12 volt outlet on the Harbor…Continue
I know this has been up for discussion before. This group as a HF panel group, since then it has changed. Some including myself are still utilizing those kits with pride. I keep hearing negative comments on HF panels. I myself think they are great.…Continue
Any of members who have knowledge about using cordless tool chargers with inverters I have a question for you. I know that some do not work with modified inverters but I have been reading that some won't even work with pure sine wave inverters…Continue
Came out of the bad weather slowdown. I got two 45 Watt kits up and tied into my two 12 Volt marine Batts, Lites should be good to go total watts in panels for the lights alone is now 210 Watts.
Small Job gave a moral boost to me
if i have 4 panels mounted and one of the panels becomes partly shaded will it effect just that
one panels output or will it effect the output of all of the panels.....i have installed 4 panels "dm 145" on the roof of a 19 ft. 5 th. wheel and find that at certain times of the day at least one panel will become partly shaded.