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Forum: Conservation 01-25-20, 08:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,273
Posted By jjackstone
It's hard for governments to give up oil and gas...

It's hard for governments to give up oil and gas because of the revenue streams they provide not just in terms of for the country itself, but also padding their own pocket books. I've read that the...
Forum: Solar Power 01-07-20, 12:35 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,021
Posted By jjackstone
24M and Kyocera Batteries

I've been following the 24M company's solid state battery research and development for a few years now and it looks as though they finally have a valid product to place on the market in conjunction...
Forum: Solar Power 09-30-19, 10:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,048
Posted By jjackstone
Little Update. Been a couple months now...

Little Update.

Been a couple months now since I brought the system online. Things of note. My 2500 watt system has output in excess of 2600 watts a couple times. While I am not getting maximum use...
Forum: Solar Power 08-21-19, 12:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,048
Posted By jjackstone
It finally happened. The grid went down over...

It finally happened. The grid went down over about a ten square mile area this morning. However my fridge continued humming away using the battery pack and I could still make a fresh pot of coffee...
Forum: Solar Power 08-10-19, 03:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,048
Posted By jjackstone
https://ecorenovator.org/forum/picture.php?albumid...

https://ecorenovator.org/forum/picture.php?albumid=56&pictureid=374

Hey! I'm back. Well screwed around taking my time on this for months and finally got it more or less done. Installed the panels...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 08-02-19, 08:48 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,347
Posted By jjackstone
https://www.google.com/search?q=555+timer+charger+...

https://www.google.com/search?q=555+timer+charger+circuit&oq=555+timer+charger+circuit&aqs=chrome..69i57j0l3.13925j0j8&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

Lots of ckts.
Forum: Lighting 01-05-19, 12:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,397
Posted By jjackstone
Yes, the box is more for weather/rain protection...

Yes, the box is more for weather/rain protection than heat. The best thing you can do for heat(or cold) is to run the wires from the solar panel into the house and connect all your electronics there....
Forum: Solar Power 12-09-18, 10:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,565
Posted By jjackstone
Shouldn't be a problem. My company used to use...

Shouldn't be a problem. My company used to use small gel cells all the time as backup power for small electronic systems. If there was out gassing from the battery it would more likely come from...
Forum: Solar Power 07-26-18, 02:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,653
Posted By jjackstone
So sorry you had to do that. Most of the solar...

So sorry you had to do that. Most of the solar sales people are gone from the area now but I must say I used to have fun with them. I'd ask them questions that I was pretty sure they couldn't answer...
Forum: Solar Power 07-24-18, 04:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,536
Posted By jjackstone
Ok I couldn't wait. Pulled the cover off the pack...

Ok I couldn't wait. Pulled the cover off the pack and the meter reads 384 volts. That sounds like a win to me.
JJ
Forum: Solar Power 07-16-18, 10:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,536
Posted By jjackstone
8325 This one is the front end of the pack....

8325

This one is the front end of the pack. The area circled in red has the date code. I am guessing that it is the build date, but it is actually stamped into the metal so it could just be the...
Forum: Solar Power 07-14-18, 03:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,536
Posted By jjackstone
Ok. No takers. Well, I got a pack and there is a...

Ok. No takers. Well, I got a pack and there is a plate at the business end(electrical connectors) of the pack that has a date that says 07-09-12. While it doesn't specifically say that is the build...
Forum: Solar Power 06-26-18, 01:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,048
Posted By jjackstone
Best price ever.

After searching CL for a couple years I finally found the deal that hit my price criteria. They don't get much less expensive than this. Bought 10 JinKo solar 310 watt panels for $500. So 3100 watts....
Forum: EcoRenovator Blog Discussion 01-30-18, 01:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 12,777
Posted By jjackstone
Bringing this thread back to life. I found a...

Bringing this thread back to life. I found a couple of methods of installing panels that do not require roof penetration which should decrease installation time.

The first method is essentially a...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 12-15-16, 02:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,169
Posted By jjackstone
Gas oven electricity use.

Maybe many of you are already aware of this, but I couldn't find a thread talking about it.

Like most of you, I keep a fairly close eye on my electricity usage. I had always assumed that using a...
Forum: Solar Power 07-19-16, 03:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,678
Posted By jjackstone
Using a round fudge factor number of 650W, at 8...

Using a round fudge factor number of 650W, at 8 min per day(0.13hours) gives 84.5 Whr usage per day. For two days about 169 Whrs. If the panel gives a full 7 Watts at maybe 90% efficiency(including...
Forum: Solar Power 07-19-16, 09:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,114
Posted By jjackstone
I agree with xringer. As long as you aren't...

I agree with xringer. As long as you aren't running anything with a motor there is really no need for AC at all, hence no inverter. For lights use directly powered DC LED lighting or battery backed...
Forum: Solar Power 06-09-16, 04:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,375
Posted By jjackstone
According to their spec sheets their lithium...

According to their spec sheets their lithium batteries are LiFePo4. I didn't know anyone in the US was still making those. I know they are made overseas for some US companies. Don't like the fact...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 05-25-16, 08:45 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 25,572
Posted By jjackstone
Sounds like either one cell went bad and brought...

Sounds like either one cell went bad and brought all the other ones down or the charger went bad and did the job. It is possible to bring the cells back one at a time until you find the bad one but...
Forum: Solar Power 04-17-16, 05:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,045
Posted By jjackstone
Not to be a pain but,, ...

Not to be a pain but,,

http://electronicsarea.com/wp-content/uploads/Ohms_law_circle.gif
Forum: Solar Power 02-17-16, 06:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,530
Posted By jjackstone
Affordable battery storage (used electric car batteries)

Hi folks,
I don't get around as often as I used too, but had recently been thinking about repurposing EV batteries for PV storage systems. Now I knew I couldn't have been the first to think of this...
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