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Battery Cable Question

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Koval Oct 20, 2012. 7 Replies

So I am ready to hook up my batteries together. I have some 4 awg jumper cables I could cut apart and use. Or my hardware store has 4 awg wire for only 95 cents a foot.The difference is the wire at…Continue

Easy combiner box question for you guys.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bill K Oct 2, 2012. 7 Replies

I just hooked up my two 145 watt panels.I ran them both into a DIY combiner box.When I hook up my volt meter it reads around 20 to 21.Is this normal I thought maybe it would be around 40 with them…Continue

Easy combiner box question.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cosmo Kramer Aug 29, 2012. 3 Replies

Ok I have an easy question for you guys.I just want to make sure I am understanding how the combiner box will work.Here is a picture of what I was thinking of doing. What do you guys think?Also…Continue

Inverter to Breaker Box Question

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dale Marshall Nov 18, 2013. 32 Replies

If I understand what I have been reading around here can I hook up a sub panel/breaker box like the picture I drew up below?Also does…Continue

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Dale Marshall replied to Cosmo Kramer's discussion Inverter to Breaker Box Question
"There is a simplier way....use a 220 volt out put power inverter...."
Nov 18, 2013
Norm Caron replied to Cosmo Kramer's discussion Inverter to Breaker Box Question
"I Struggled with these same questions and like Dale I run anything off inverter from shed to house with extension cords because after researching on how to try to connect to a separate breaker panel I just got more and more confused. I use the…"
Nov 18, 2013
dave simmon replied to Cosmo Kramer's discussion Inverter to Breaker Box Question
"COSMO Do You Have a Photo of the inverter and breaker box setup? I am Working my system setup Right now and you seem to have already done this step? I am Just now at this point. Dave"
May 1, 2013
Renewable Ray replied to Cosmo Kramer's discussion Best way to mount the 145 panels to a roof?
"Still one of my favorite "member systems". Everything is so well planned and clean. Thanks for the link!"
Apr 9, 2013
Dennis Atienza replied to Cosmo Kramer's discussion Best way to mount the 145 panels to a roof?
Apr 9, 2013
Renewable Ray replied to Cosmo Kramer's discussion Best way to mount the 145 panels to a roof?
"Hey Dennis, I am having trouble finding that. Could you copy and paste the link here? "
Apr 9, 2013
Leon Behrends replied to Cosmo Kramer's discussion Best way to mount the 145 panels to a roof?
"go to your local restore ( habitat for humanity store ) pick up some vertical blind framer really cheep "
Apr 9, 2013
Dennis Atienza replied to Cosmo Kramer's discussion Best way to mount the 145 panels to a roof?
"Check out my unistrut setup from aug 2011 thread. Got them at menards."
Apr 8, 2013
Mark J. Heisel liked Cosmo Kramer's discussion Best way to mount the 145 panels to a roof?
Feb 20, 2013
Kevin replied to Cosmo Kramer's discussion Best way to mount the 145 panels to a roof?
"What type of roof? metal? shingle?"
Feb 20, 2013
Mike Koval replied to Cosmo Kramer's discussion Battery Cable Question
"Good luck Ray he wants to "debate""
Oct 20, 2012
Renewable Ray replied to Cosmo Kramer's discussion Battery Cable Question
"The statement wasn't made concerning the entire system, obviously. It was made only concerning battery to battery and battery bank to inverter. When advising 1,000's of people [remember that's what we are all doing here] there are…"
Oct 20, 2012
W.R. Wahlquist replied to Cosmo Kramer's discussion Battery Cable Question
"Mr. Ray I've several times heard this notion about wires needing to be exactly the same length?? Why? I've worked and tought my entire courier and never seen a manufacture concerned about it, nor in theory a good reason for it. If the…"
Oct 20, 2012
ladyhawk replied to Cosmo Kramer's discussion Battery Cable Question
"What hardware store has 4 awg for 95 cents? I have a 50' run to do and am looking for a good deal on 4 awg."
Oct 20, 2012
Renewable Ray replied to Cosmo Kramer's discussion Battery Cable Question
"That's what I thought, most jumper cables these days are very light weight. Most of us are using something in the #1/0 range, stranded of course. If you are using high wattage power inverters you need to do the same from batteries to inverters.…"
Oct 13, 2012
Cosmo Kramer replied to Cosmo Kramer's discussion Battery Cable Question
"I guess it does not have to be 4 awg. I just through that out there because that is what I have for jumper cables I could cut up. Or like I said I could go with the stuff from the hardware store. I just wanted to see if there was any big difference…"
Oct 12, 2012

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