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Hey Frank C, Welcome Aboard.......

Started this discussion. Last reply by larry isaacs Jan 21, 2012. 1 Reply

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ALERT!!!

Started Nov 19, 2011 0 Replies

This is in regards to data I posted in the "Blocking Diode" discussion thread.Disregard my first resistance readings that I posted in that thread.I will post the reason why in that thread.In the…Continue

Return On Investment

Started this discussion. Last reply by Geekster Dave Dec 10, 2011. 32 Replies

I've been curious about this for a while...Are any of you keeping tabs on your ROI? Have any of you seen a positive return yet? Are you projecting a positive return? Do you have the data to…Continue

Serious Solar News

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jesse M Nov 11, 2011. 14 Replies

Wow... China is really hitting us on all fronts! From the L.A. Times........ U.S. launches probe into China solar panelsThe U.S. Commerce Department said it would investigate whether Chinese…Continue

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Scott Backer replied to Jim's discussion Bargain Heavy Gauge Wire
"Thanks for the idea. Found two pair of 12' jumper cables at a yard sale yesterday. $3.00 each. That works out to 48 feet of 6 gauge cable @ 12.5 cents a foot.   "
Sep 3, 2012
William Walter Francis III liked Jim's discussion Bargain Heavy Gauge Wire
Aug 10, 2012
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Joseph Lypowy replied to Jim's discussion Bargain Heavy Gauge Wire
"I agree that battery jumper cables can make good controller to battery and battery to battery cables, but watch out for the cheapo battery cables. Especially the ones found in the bank give-away emergency car kits. Even though some of these wires…"
Jul 8, 2012
Dave Bryant replied to Jim's discussion Bargain Heavy Gauge Wire
"Can I use this for Panels to charge controller? Will the MC4 connectors fit this 4AWG wire?"
Jul 8, 2012
Joseph Lypowy replied to Jim's discussion Bargain Heavy Gauge Wire
"Here is the link on EBay to the guy I bought the UV wire from.... http://www.ebay.com/itm/400246316396?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649 I'm very satisfied with the outdoor 8 guage UV wire from this guy and it was at a good…"
Jun 18, 2012
Kenny Kemp replied to Jim's discussion Bargain Heavy Gauge Wire
"Good evening guys and gals,   I've been looking on Ebay at some of these deals on wire, specifically some #4 gauge wire. I read some negative feed back on some sellers saying the wire is aluminum coated with this thin layer of copper.…"
Jun 15, 2012
ron nelson replied to Jim's discussion Bargain Heavy Gauge Wire
"   for some of you number 12 volt wire .... side walk lighting at garage sales ... if there wire with it buy... at store about 40.00$ garage  sales maybe 2 or3 $  for 100 feet of wire ,some connector ,bulb from 4 watts to maybe…"
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"Don't forget to take shading into account when panel voltages vary from one another like that. I would get some three amp diodes on the positive leads to help with that issue. Looks nice!"
Mar 17, 2012
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Jim replied to Orson Peacelove's discussion New HF Battery for Solar App
"Just run a double ought wire down from the spire on the clock tower to your charge controller and be patient..."
Mar 3, 2012
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"Now you guys are speaking my language!!!"
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