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Forum: Solar Power 10-30-14, 06:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,566
Posted By Slidegate
Smile Grid tie inverters

Hi guys
I need a little help here. I have 6 panels that I've made 4 years ago and they are functioning great. I have 2 sets of 3 wired in series and then connected in parallel. On the brightest day...
Forum: Solar Power 03-04-12, 08:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,212
Posted By Slidegate
I am currently using #6 wire from the charger to...

I am currently using #6 wire from the charger to the battery bank. I have only 6ft to the batteries. Thanks
Forum: Solar Power 03-03-12, 03:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,212
Posted By Slidegate
Wire size

I want to thank you guys for your replies. I have 3 homemade panels on a tracker. Each panel is 18V-65W-3.7A. I am going to expand the framing to add 3 more panels. Thus my question on the wire...
Forum: Solar Power 03-01-12, 05:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,212
Posted By Slidegate
Thanks Ryland. I have an MPPT controller. I was...

Thanks Ryland. I have an MPPT controller. I was just checking to see if my wire calcs were correct. I have a 20 ft run to my breaker box and with the 6 panels I have at a combined 23 amps so # 4...
Forum: Solar Power 02-29-12, 09:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,212
Posted By Slidegate
Solar wire sizing

Okay I have a conundrum. If my panels are producing 18 Volts and 6 panels at 3.8 amps each which gives me approx 23 amps to my system. I have a 20foot run from my combiner box to my charge...
Forum: Solar Power 01-11-12, 09:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,394
Posted By Slidegate
Yes Wilfor I built everything. The only purchased...

Yes Wilfor I built everything. The only purchased items were the electronics. The new MTM Tracker with the programable chip is just sweet. The first one I had was junk. Relays only lasted a few days....
Forum: Solar Power 12-29-11, 08:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,394
Posted By Slidegate
Hi Very ingenious design Bosco. I was right...

Hi
Very ingenious design Bosco. I was right about the spacing because of shading. I'm trying to pick out a spot for my 2nd array and that crossed my mind for early morning and evening. How are your...
Forum: Solar Power 12-27-11, 05:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,394
Posted By Slidegate
Offset

My guess is most likely they are offset so one doesnt shade the other Xringer.
This guy has a very interesting concept
Forum: Solar Power 12-23-11, 07:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,148
Posted By Slidegate
MTM Solar tracking circuit

Hi Guys

I want to pass on some info on the new MTM Scientific solar tracking circuit board kit with the new programable Picaxe chip and the 8 Amp relays. When you recieve the board the chip is...
Forum: Solar Power 11-22-11, 04:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,146
Posted By Slidegate
Yes I understand the simple trackers as I have...

Yes I understand the simple trackers as I have one in service now. I've been reading the code for the Picaxe chip and I think I have a bad chip. After parking puts the tracker in dedicated mode for 5...
Forum: Solar Power 11-22-11, 01:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,146
Posted By Slidegate
Yea Xringer I have the early ones also same...

Yea Xringer I have the early ones also same problem with the relays. I got this one because of the heavier 8 amp relays and the chip controlled time delays so it's not constantly trying to move every...
Forum: Solar Power 11-22-11, 10:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,146
Posted By Slidegate
Picaxe Tracking circuit from MTM

Does anyone have any experience with the ST2Picaxe tracking circuit board. Ive assembled mine and done a bench test. Both photo cells work fine with the 1 minute delay time. But when checking the...
Forum: Solar Power 10-28-11, 06:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,708
Posted By Slidegate
Here is also a link to a video on youtube of the...

Here is also a link to a video on youtube of the whole system

Solar Tracker - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unZeX-pws4k)
Forum: Solar Power 10-28-11, 06:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,708
Posted By Slidegate
OK here are the pics you asked for. The first...

OK here are the pics you asked for. The first picture shows the motor and the 2 gear boxes mounted 90 deg apart, the second picture shows the second gear box meshing with an idler gear with a starter...
Forum: Solar Power 10-27-11, 03:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,582
Posted By Slidegate
It's not the voltage that can kill you but the...

It's not the voltage that can kill you but the high amperage thats unsafe
Forum: Solar Power 10-27-11, 03:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,708
Posted By Slidegate
I'm using the excess power to run my work bench...

I'm using the excess power to run my work bench in the cellar, TV, Drill press soldering station and recharging drill batteries and whatever I can run depending on the SOC of the batteries
Forum: Solar Power 10-27-11, 02:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,708
Posted By Slidegate
Solar Tracker

Well I started out making some homemade panels as kind of an experiment because I replaced the old windows in my house and had a bunch of storm windows left. I had 3 panels made. after my first one...
Forum: Solar Power 10-26-11, 07:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,708
Posted By Slidegate
Here are some more pics

Here are some more pics
Forum: Solar Power 10-26-11, 07:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,708
Posted By Slidegate
My Solar Project Completed

Hi guys I'm new to this forum and I have just finished my project. I've been following Xringer and his project. Ive come up with an idea that uses old car parts for the tracker
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