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Forum: Solar Power 11-30-19, 06:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 246
Posted By Robaroni
I initially set up the system with a BMS system...

I initially set up the system with a BMS system but after exhaustive testing
I found the best solution was to charge the bank to 3.4V (each cell 54.4V for the bank) max which, according to the data...
Forum: Solar Power 11-30-19, 05:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 246
Posted By Robaroni
Thanks Daox! I haven't posted in awhile, been...

Thanks Daox!
I haven't posted in awhile, been busy with projects but I thought you guys would like to see what I've been up too.

I'm using two Outback GFX3648 inverters for a total of 7.2Kw with...
Forum: Conservation 11-29-19, 10:23 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 22,646
Posted By Robaroni
Randen, See my latest post on a LiFeP04 backup...

Randen,
See my latest post on a LiFeP04 backup battery bank in the "Solar Power" section
Rob
Forum: Solar Power 11-29-19, 09:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 246
Posted By Robaroni
A 10Kw LiFeP04 battery bank

About 2 years ago, before LIFEP04 batteries became the backup standard, I scored 640 new Tenergy 32700 LiFeP04 batteries for about $900 USD including shipping. These were purchased to replace my 13...
Forum: Lighting 02-19-19, 08:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,841
Posted By Robaroni
I didn't, I linked a 12V example. He doesn't take...

I didn't, I linked a 12V example. He doesn't take anything apart. The original bulb runs to an E26 socket which is 120V, so you need to include an inverter to 120v for your total cost.

NREL shows...
Forum: Lighting 02-18-19, 10:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,841
Posted By Robaroni
141/60=2.35 hours of sun. He lives in Ca. I took...

141/60=2.35 hours of sun. He lives in Ca. I took the cap. Sacramento because it is further north. Even if there data is wrong at 9 plus hours it will never be 2.35 hours. What is the US location of...
Forum: Lighting 02-17-19, 08:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,841
Posted By Robaroni
(12*30)*0.25=90 "There is an average of 3470...

(12*30)*0.25=90

"There is an average of 3470 hours of sunlight per year (of a possible 4383) with an average of 9:30 of sunlight per day."

http://www.sacramento.climatemps.com/sunlight.php
...
Forum: Lighting 02-16-19, 05:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,841
Posted By Robaroni
First off, he lives in Ca, a very sunny place. ...

First off, he lives in Ca, a very sunny place.

Secondly, I have no idea how big or small your array is. My systems, I have two, an intertie/off line that sends excess to the grid and backs up the...
Forum: Lighting 02-16-19, 09:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,841
Posted By Robaroni
Poor Man, Here's a small cheap circuit that...

Poor Man,
Here's a small cheap circuit that should turn off your LED during the day. All the parts are inexpensive and easy to get.

How it works:
The "ts3702" is a comparator, it compares the...
Forum: Lighting 02-16-19, 07:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,841
Posted By Robaroni
Bill, a 100 watt module for 2.5 hours (this is...

Bill, a 100 watt module for 2.5 hours (this is low, I believe the average for the US is 3 to 4 hours of maximum module output per day), gives 100 x 2.5 = 250 watts. A 5 watt source quadrupling the...
Forum: Lighting 02-15-19, 05:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,841
Posted By Robaroni
Hi Poor Man, I love these kinds of projects,...

Hi Poor Man,
I love these kinds of projects, they're so much fun!
OK, if the light is 5 watts that means the current it draws is 5 watts divided by 120 volts or 0.042 amps. BUT LEDs don't run on...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 11-06-18, 04:20 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,904
Posted By Robaroni
PB, Good luck with the new machine, it looks...

PB,
Good luck with the new machine, it looks like a honey!
I remember my first tractor and BH, what fun and the great amount of work these guys can do.
One thing, since it only has 85 hours on it...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 11-06-18, 03:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 887
Posted By Robaroni
I use those "P3 Kill A Watt" monitors. Simple and...

I use those "P3 Kill A Watt" monitors. Simple and I figure once I know what an appliance uses I don't need to monitor it much after that.
Forum: Solar Power 06-15-18, 07:05 PM
Replies: 728
Views: 131,543
Posted By Robaroni
That's a beautiful picture!

That's a beautiful picture!
Forum: Solar Power 06-15-18, 07:02 PM
Replies: 728
Views: 131,543
Posted By Robaroni
Hi Guys, After living with microinverters for...

Hi Guys,
After living with microinverters for several years I would say it's a good idea to have a couple spares on hand. Mine seem to be prone to high outside temps. I've never lost one in the...
Forum: Solar Power 01-11-18, 10:49 AM
Replies: 728
Views: 131,543
Posted By Robaroni
That's very impressive! We drove the last 7k...

That's very impressive!
We drove the last 7k miles on our new Bolt (May 2017) for free. Once you see the powerful combination of PV and EV it's hard not to think about building up to it like we did....
Forum: Solar Power 01-07-18, 11:57 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 12,099
Posted By Robaroni
We get a lot of rain here so they get washed on a...

We get a lot of rain here so they get washed on a regular basis, Ca. has to clean their modules more with the smog etc. in LA.

I just did a rough calculation on my daily PV and it looks like...
Forum: Solar Power 12-19-17, 07:44 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 12,099
Posted By Robaroni
That's really excellent! I've stopped...

That's really excellent!

I've stopped cleaning the snow off the roof, it was taking too much of a beating but those modules were free so losing a month or two in the winter is something I can live...
Forum: Conservation 11-28-17, 10:06 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,768
Posted By Robaroni
I watched this video but don't see how he...

I watched this video but don't see how he protects the batteries from an individual short. What happens if one battery in the parallel bank goes bad?
Forum: Solar Power 11-28-17, 09:38 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 12,099
Posted By Robaroni
I just talked to my wholesale supplier. She gave...

I just talked to my wholesale supplier. She gave me the lowdown on modules and microinverters (optomisers - SolarEdge). She said the SolarEdges' are taking the lead although I imagine Enphase is...
Forum: Solar Power 11-26-17, 06:35 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 12,099
Posted By Robaroni
You can use a PVC box and drill it for EMT or you...

You can use a PVC box and drill it for EMT or you can put a threaded end on the PVC and I think you can get an adapter coupling to EMT.
Forum: Solar Power 11-21-17, 03:53 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 12,099
Posted By Robaroni
That was several years ago. Today I would put my...

That was several years ago. Today I would put my Android on the stick, slide it under the module and read the bar codes!
Forum: Solar Power 11-21-17, 10:05 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 12,099
Posted By Robaroni
I did the same thing! I wound up with a mirror on...

I did the same thing! I wound up with a mirror on a stick reading the numbers off the optomisers so I could record them!
Forum: Solar Power 11-19-17, 07:36 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 12,099
Posted By Robaroni
Good job! A couple of things. In the future...

Good job!
A couple of things. In the future split your modules in two adjoining rows. You only need a foot or two between the rows. If you have to change a module ( I had a Bosch module go bad on...
Forum: Conservation 11-10-17, 07:42 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 22,646
Posted By Robaroni
NM isn't a great place for water but any location...

NM isn't a great place for water but any location can be tough. My neighbor had to go down 1,200 feet to get 2.5 gpm. I went down 175, wells are crap shoots.

The irrigation well you're using isn't...
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