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Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 08-19-15, 05:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,048
Posted By OffGridKindaGuy
I build 5 volt amps with Bluetooth. (3...

I build 5 volt amps with Bluetooth. (3 watts/channel) Will run all day on a 5 volt bank battery. (5600 maH.) Impressive on some sensitive speakers..
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Forum: Solar Power 02-13-15, 05:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,208
Posted By OffGridKindaGuy
I use a Xantrex C12 for my outdoor lighting....

I use a Xantrex C12 for my outdoor lighting. Nice, reliable unit once you get it set up properly. Lost one in the last 26 yrs. because of a lightning strike..

This unit was the first controller...
Forum: Solar Power 02-11-15, 07:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,208
Posted By OffGridKindaGuy
If you don't mind building a fixture, these...

If you don't mind building a fixture, these things are great! I use them everywhere. I built a weatherproof outdoor light with a set and it's been working for over 7 yrs..

12in Dual White Cold...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 12-22-14, 05:28 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 17,285
Posted By OffGridKindaGuy
I've been collecting cloud juice since '89. Never...

I've been collecting cloud juice since '89. Never had a well. Supports 2 adults with showers daily, water for the chickens, dogs, cats, and rabbits. Water for dishes and general cleaning needs.
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Forum: Solar Power 09-29-14, 09:17 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 12,137
Posted By OffGridKindaGuy
My wife loves it! She likes to brag about it when...

My wife loves it! She likes to brag about it when she can.. LOL..

We don't have any children except for our critters. (rabbits, chickens, dogs, cats) I believe it would be a very wholesome...
Forum: Solar Power 09-16-14, 08:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,586
Posted By OffGridKindaGuy
Your Morningstar controller is limited to 60...

Your Morningstar controller is limited to 60 amps. This is the maximum amount of current that it can manage, with regard to the desired charge voltage setting. It will only handle "X" amount of...
Forum: Solar Power 09-16-14, 05:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,586
Posted By OffGridKindaGuy
The manual says the max. input voltage can be up...

The manual says the max. input voltage can be up to 125 volts. your panels are 20.6 Voc (Volts Open Circuit) each. Connected in series is less than 125 volts. (84.4 volts) This would be fine if you...
Forum: Solar Power 04-12-14, 02:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,170
Posted By OffGridKindaGuy
Take your total wattage and divide by 17.. 100...

Take your total wattage and divide by 17.. 100 divided by 17 = 5.88 amps. Your readings.. 3.12 + 2.89 = 6.01 amps. I'd say that you're doing OK..

I use 17 as a divisor for real world calculations...
Forum: Solar Power 04-02-14, 07:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,791
Posted By OffGridKindaGuy
Fantastic! Great little set up to learn with. It...

Fantastic! Great little set up to learn with. It has its limitations but with that GT Power Watt Meter handy, you'll learn what you can do with it..

I researched the battery and it has ~100 aHr....
Forum: Lawn and Garden 01-06-14, 05:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,695
Posted By OffGridKindaGuy
I saved lots of money on a softener and salt by...

I saved lots of money on a softener and salt by treating the water before running it through. Removing the iron was the big issue and the softener needed to do it straight from the well would have...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 01-05-14, 09:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,695
Posted By OffGridKindaGuy
I used a simple approach to remove iron. If the...

I used a simple approach to remove iron. If the iron can oxidize, it becomes heavy and settles..

I used a 500 gal. plastic tank and an fish aquarium air pump. I treated the water from the well in...
Forum: Solar Power 03-02-13, 06:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,601
Posted By OffGridKindaGuy
Think winter. That's when ya need the most.. ...

Think winter. That's when ya need the most..

Plus 10 degrees. That gives you the "Better" angle for winter and you won't lose much in the summer. (Because of the longer days) It also puts more...
Forum: Geothermal & Heat Pumps 06-28-12, 05:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 12,543
Posted By OffGridKindaGuy
I believe that you will need more area for your...

I believe that you will need more area for your collector..

Quote.. Home Air Conditioning (http://mb-soft.com/solar/saving.html)

"However, if your air conditioning needs are for more than a...
Forum: Product Reviews 03-26-12, 04:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,828
Posted By OffGridKindaGuy
I have one connected to an inverter. You gotta...

I have one connected to an inverter. You gotta turn the power on/off/on to reset everything so the remote works. Just an fyi..
Forum: Lighting 12-25-10, 07:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,830
Posted By OffGridKindaGuy
I use this type around here. Much brighter than...

I use this type around here. Much brighter than LED's..

Welcome to NuLite CCFL Lighting Technology :::: Welcome (http://www.nulite-ccfl.com/)

Of course, I use the 12 volt units.. ;)

12in...
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