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Forum: Solar Power 12-03-10, 12:31 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 49,379
Posted By Xringer
I've got those 2 new panels installed on a ground...

I've got those 2 new panels installed on a ground mount.

http://ecorenovator.org/forum/solar-power/1284-cs6p-200-canadian-solar-pv-xantrex-c40-project.html

And now it seems like I may have...
Forum: Solar Power 11-15-10, 03:54 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 49,379
Posted By Xringer
Haha! I just used some of those little twist caps...

Haha! I just used some of those little twist caps for adding a couple of 10w PVs to my tracking array..

Today, I 'won' two nice 200w panels. (More MC4 connectors). ...
Forum: Solar Power 09-13-10, 10:28 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 49,379
Posted By Xringer
I only have 4 panels, so I only ordered two pair...

I only have 4 panels, so I only ordered two pair of MC4 Ebay connectors.
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f147/Xringer/Solar/MC4.jpg

That's just enough for me to go series or 2&2 parallel for...
Forum: Solar Power 09-13-10, 09:33 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 49,379
Posted By Xringer
I wonder if any Ebay sellers know they can get...

I wonder if any Ebay sellers know they can get MC3 hardware really cheap
in large quantities Solar Mc3 Connector-Solar Mc3 Connector Manufacturers, Suppliers and Exporters on alibaba.com...
Forum: Solar Power 08-16-10, 10:18 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 49,379
Posted By Xringer
If the UPS is kept running, it might keep itself...

If the UPS is kept running, it might keep itself warm enough to stay dry inside.
Since it's not holding heavy LAs anymore, I can't see how rust becomes a problem.?.


Link to pic Document...
Forum: Solar Power 08-16-10, 12:34 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 49,379
Posted By Xringer
Neat setup. That thing is powerful! I've never...

Neat setup. That thing is powerful! I've never seen a 48v UPS..
Mine in work is 24v. with two smallish 12v sealed LAs. I think they are around 8Ah..
Your EV batteries must be pretty hefty eh?.?
...
Forum: Solar Power 03-08-10, 10:35 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 49,379
Posted By Xringer
I've seen panels installed vertical and sideways...

I've seen panels installed vertical and sideways on the same roof before,
so I'm wondering why these panels have to be installed This Side Up?

Does the connector box have an opening in the bottom...
Forum: Solar Power 03-08-10, 01:30 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 49,379
Posted By Xringer
Thanks for posting this valuable review! The...

Thanks for posting this valuable review!
The movie shows they have hardly any flex to them.. Good job!
I like the over-all quality. I think those ends are open for drainage.?.

It looks like...
Forum: Solar Power 03-06-10, 06:29 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 49,379
Posted By Xringer
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f147/Xringer/Sol...

http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f147/Xringer/Solar/SolarBox.jpg

When I used this plastic box with a radio astronomy rig, it had a nice warm LNA line driver amp inside.
One cold night, I went...
Forum: Solar Power 03-05-10, 07:49 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 49,379
Posted By Xringer
OK! Gathering some electrons! It wasn't Too...

OK! Gathering some electrons!

It wasn't Too bad here today. But tomorrow, I'll be out working on the tracker mount..
It's going to be Mostly-Sunny and up to 50F.. But due to the wind, it won't...
Forum: Solar Power 02-26-10, 10:56 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 49,379
Posted By Xringer
Cool.. 125v is up there.. Forget reading all one...

Cool.. 125v is up there.. Forget reading all one zillion pages, just skip to the
section where the C-40 is used to charge batteries.. :)

...
Forum: Solar Power 02-23-10, 11:20 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 49,379
Posted By Xringer
That C-40 looks to be very versatile and a good...

That C-40 looks to be very versatile and a good investment, since it can be used for other applications.

It almost sounds like you could almost use those new panels directly tied to the Metro's...
Forum: Solar Power 02-22-10, 03:42 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 49,379
Posted By Xringer
Good looking wave-form! That's what I expected...

Good looking wave-form! That's what I expected you would see. After looking
at the modified wave form, I was mortified.. ;) No way I would want that feeling into my PC!

How much power does the...
Forum: Solar Power 02-19-10, 08:34 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 49,379
Posted By Xringer
How did the class go? Did you learn much good...

How did the class go? Did you learn much good stuff?

Cheers,
Rich
Forum: Solar Power 02-16-10, 10:46 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 49,379
Posted By Xringer
That Xantrex CM LCD Digital Display looks petty...

That Xantrex CM LCD Digital Display looks petty nice, but at $74 ??

I read up on the C-40 weeks ago and was impressed at what it could do.
Just for charging lead-acid batteries, it should do the...
Forum: Solar Power 02-16-10, 07:36 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 49,379
Posted By Xringer
IIRC, those panels will have higher than normal...

IIRC, those panels will have higher than normal output for the first few weeks..

I guess you could design and build some 48V MPPT boxes, but do you really
NEED maximum performance out of your...
Forum: Solar Power 02-15-10, 07:58 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 49,379
Posted By Xringer
That UPS looks very much like the one I have at...

That UPS looks very much like the one I have at work under my PC desk..
I forget how many batteries it has inside, I changed them once after
I pulled the unit out of the salvage room..



Did...
Forum: Solar Power 02-15-10, 04:20 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 49,379
Posted By Xringer
A UPS that's designed for use with computers,...

A UPS that's designed for use with computers, normally has a pretty clean sine wave.

If you do use an O-scope, remember to put the probe ground clip on the (round) ground of the outlet.
I've had...
Forum: Solar Power 02-13-10, 04:15 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 49,379
Posted By Xringer
DC to DC

Maybe find out if someone can build one for you??

DC/DC Converter, retail, wholesale, off-the-shelf and custom, 5 watts to 800 watts (http://www.powerstream.com/dc-dc.htm)


Edit:
When I was...
Forum: Solar Power 02-12-10, 12:32 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 49,379
Posted By Xringer
This might sound crazy, but

I've been wondering what would happen if you tied the DC input of two regular inverters in series?

http://ecorenovator.org/forum/solar-power/876-chinese-300w-mppt-grid-tie-inverter.html


Just...
Forum: Solar Power 02-12-10, 12:45 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 49,379
Posted By Xringer
I remember going up on the roof to bleed any air...

I remember going up on the roof to bleed any air out of my old system,
and WOW the plumbing up there was at least 200 deg F.

~~

When I was looking at those 60 volt panels, I was thinking of...
Forum: Solar Power 02-11-10, 06:48 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 49,379
Posted By Xringer
Wow! Great looking panels! I am so jealous! ...

Wow! Great looking panels! I am so jealous!

My little battery 12V battery charger panel came into and it's only about 1'x1'. :o
But, it should do the job of charging up an old car battery.
...
Forum: Solar Power 01-29-10, 02:56 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 49,379
Posted By Xringer
What's Swee? I couldn't find Swee with...

What's Swee?
I couldn't find Swee with Google..

Thanks,
Rich
Forum: Solar Power 01-28-10, 04:24 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 49,379
Posted By Xringer
I was going to buy some of those panels.. ...

I was going to buy some of those panels..

http://ecorenovator.org/forum/solar-power/833-good-golly-miss-molly-dollar-watt.html
...
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