Matt Goldschmidt
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Marlin commented on Matt Goldschmidt's blog post stupid question?
"No kidding Dale...  If they cut me open from sternum to groin, they better have some really nice drugs ready when I wake up, lol...  It is 4AM and I'm getting the vehicle ready for the 2 hour drive to the cutting board, err,…"
Dec 7, 2011
Dale Marshall commented on Matt Goldschmidt's blog post stupid question?
"Morphine Drip please !"
Dec 6, 2011
Marlin commented on Matt Goldschmidt's blog post stupid question?
"Yea!!!!  Another fine job....  Enjoy the solar power. I just rolled over to grid power for my computers.  We have not seen the sun for the past two days and tomorrow calls for more rain plus I will be going into the hospital for…"
Dec 6, 2011
Matt Goldschmidt commented on Matt Goldschmidt's blog post stupid question?
"up and going by the way!"
Dec 6, 2011
Marlin commented on Matt Goldschmidt's blog post stupid question?
"From the panels to the HF controller.  From the HF controller to the battery bank.  From the battery bank to the Inverter.  I do not have my inverter jumpered over to the battery output of the HF controller.  I ran 10 gauge wire…"
Dec 6, 2011
Matt Goldschmidt commented on Matt Goldschmidt's blog post stupid question?
"another question.... are you also running the HF box on the battery as well?  and then also splitting off the battery the inverter, right?"
Dec 6, 2011
Matt Goldschmidt commented on Matt Goldschmidt's blog post stupid question?
"cool. thanks. Im on my way now to Harbor Freight to get one of the regulators that will toss more than 4 Also, ha... just blew up my old inverter!  Time for a new one...."
Dec 6, 2011
Marlin commented on Matt Goldschmidt's blog post stupid question?
"BTW Matt.  I have a plaque in my office that reads: Asking stupid questions is better than fixing dumb mistakes.... There are no stupid questions except those questions that were never asked and dumb mistakes followed."
Dec 6, 2011
Marlin commented on Matt Goldschmidt's blog post stupid question?
"Hi Matt, Your devices are drawing too many amps.  These HF controllers have a max of 4 amps for devices connected to the front of the controller.  To run everything you have listed you would have to bypass the charge controller and…"
Dec 6, 2011
Matt Goldschmidt commented on Matt Goldschmidt's blog post stupid question?
"by the way, if someone wants to call me, thats fine. Email me your info, and Ill reply back with my phone number. Im fine with that... like to get it figured out. mattgoldschmidt@yahoo.com"
Dec 6, 2011
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stupid question?

ok all.... new here, just bought a three panel system.first of few questions,1- should I run ALL my lights, etc off the box provided?  I keep popping a fuse.  I have two batteries tied together.OR - can I run the inverter off the batteries direct?  So.. in short, can I run appliances (for lack of better words) off the batterys and the box provided?  I know the box is a "regulator" to first make sure I dont over charge the batteries, and also to make sure I dont pull to much…See More
Dec 6, 2011
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Dec 5, 2011

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stupid question?

Posted on December 6, 2011 at 4:40am 10 Comments

ok all.... new here, just bought a three panel system.

first of few questions,

1- should I run ALL my lights, etc off the box provided?  I keep popping a fuse.  I have two batteries tied together.

OR - can I run the inverter off the batteries direct?  So.. in short, can I run appliances (for lack of better words) off the batterys and the box provided?  I know the box is a "regulator" to first make sure I dont over charge the batteries, and also to make…

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