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Forum: Solar Power 02-09-17, 04:13 PM
Replies: 32
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Posted By oil pan 4
My generator failed to start my 2.5hp compressor...

My generator failed to start my 2.5hp compressor that runs at about 5hp at shut off.
I put the generator on the compressor when it was empty and the starting surge bogged the engine down to the...
Forum: Solar Power 02-05-17, 11:52 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 28,013
Posted By oil pan 4
I have been using my 7kw generator here and...

I have been using my 7kw generator here and there.
The solar panel attached to the top is doing fine.
The muffler is not doing as well.
Forum: Solar Power 05-19-16, 05:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 28,013
Posted By oil pan 4
Next round of updates will be to install an amp...

Next round of updates will be to install an amp meter on the output of the MPPT and PWM chargers. That will make it easier to adjust the solar panels to find the most amps.
And a frequency 50/60hz...
Forum: Solar Power 04-26-16, 01:39 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 28,013
Posted By oil pan 4
This is a basic diagram of how the various...

This is a basic diagram of how the various systems interact.
http://ecorenovator.org/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=6899&stc=1&d=1461649142
Forum: Solar Power 04-25-16, 08:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 28,013
Posted By oil pan 4
A smaller generator can't run the plasma cutter...

A smaller generator can't run the plasma cutter or welder. 7kw has just enough to run the plasma cutter and can only run the stick welder at about 60% of full power which is fine for pretty much...
Forum: Solar Power 04-25-16, 06:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 28,013
Posted By oil pan 4
I know that frequently doesn't change power. ...

I know that frequently doesn't change power.
But the engine makes less horse power at 3000 RPM compared to 3600RPM and the plasma cutter and large welder use every bit of horsepower the engine can...
Forum: Solar Power 04-25-16, 05:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 28,013
Posted By oil pan 4
I believe that I have found a proper 50/60hz 120v...

I believe that I have found a proper 50/60hz 120v voltage regulator.
This will allow me to reduce generator speed down to 50hz. Reducing RPM from 3600 to 3000 will save fuel running the generator at...
Forum: Solar Power 12-01-15, 04:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 28,013
Posted By oil pan 4
Now I can tie the Solar assist: Vehicle roof top...

Now I can tie the Solar assist: Vehicle roof top solar panels - Fuel Economy, Hypermiling, EcoModding News and Forum - EcoModder.com...
Forum: Solar Power 11-17-15, 12:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 28,013
Posted By oil pan 4
Here is the new charge controller I need to put...

Here is the new charge controller I need to put on.
15 amp Morningstar sunsaver MPPT charge controller.
For my configuration using AGM batteries I removed the negative load jumper and turned dip...
Forum: Solar Power 11-11-15, 01:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 28,013
Posted By oil pan 4
This little thing gets use it all the time. I...

This little thing gets use it all the time. I roll it out of the shed because its in the way and use it because its there, turn on the inverter, put the panel up, plug in a soldering pen, drill, band...
Forum: Solar Power 10-06-15, 10:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 28,013
Posted By oil pan 4
This is what it looks like. Only thing that is...

This is what it looks like.
Only thing that is missing is my 220 volt battery charger. Its finished just need to install it. It goes beside the battery....
Forum: Solar Power 10-06-15, 09:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 28,013
Posted By oil pan 4
I have no ideal if the solar panel can take the...

I have no ideal if the solar panel can take the vibration. I am going to find out. The solar panel is racked to the generator with rubber vibration isolators.
The battery is AGM, good vibration...
Forum: Solar Power 10-06-15, 09:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 28,013
Posted By oil pan 4
All the battery, inverter and solar panel do is...

All the battery, inverter and solar panel do is prevent running of the loud generator for small items. This generator will burn about a half gallon per hour at no load.
The solar, inverter and...
Forum: Solar Power 09-27-15, 01:48 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 28,013
Posted By oil pan 4
http://ecorenovator.org/forum/attachment.php?attac...

http://ecorenovator.org/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=5949&stc=1&d=1443332247

Welding the hinges on to the solar panel's moveable rack/frame.
That's 0.024'' L-56 electrode, 10L/min CO2, 22VDC...
Forum: Solar Power 09-25-15, 02:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 28,013
Posted By oil pan 4
http://ecorenovator.org/forum/attachment.php?attac...

http://ecorenovator.org/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=5939&stc=1&d=1443204730
Keep the sun off the gas, inverter and charge controller with solar panels.
I am going to attached the top panel to...
Forum: Solar Power 09-19-15, 10:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 28,013
Posted By oil pan 4
All my MC4 connectors arrived yesterday and...

All my MC4 connectors arrived yesterday and today.

The solar panel's listing said they came with MC4 connectors. I didn't realize that meant the only ones were attached to the panels. If I would...
Forum: Solar Power 09-16-15, 11:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 28,013
Posted By oil pan 4
I was looking at sears diehard AGM group 31...

I was looking at sears diehard AGM group 31 marine.
Its 13 inches long, standard 7 inches wide, 9 inches tall and weighs 70 pounds.
Electrically it has a reserve capacity of 205 minutes. Reserve...
Forum: Solar Power 09-16-15, 03:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 28,013
Posted By oil pan 4
This is what it looks like. I also added a 50...

This is what it looks like.
I also added a 50 amp Anderson connector to the load side of the breaker, this makes attaching a small 110 volt charger/maintainer easy. I lopped that Anderson connector...
Forum: Solar Power 09-15-15, 05:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 28,013
Posted By oil pan 4
Here are some thermographs I took while torcher...

Here are some thermographs I took while torcher testing my charger, charging batteries and running the inverter to power my refrigerator.
The bridge rectifier gets too hot for my liking.
It was...
Forum: Solar Power 09-15-15, 05:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 28,013
Posted By oil pan 4
It works so far. I hook my Kisae inverter up to...

It works so far.
I hook my Kisae inverter up to my refrigerator, which I already know works turned it on and power started dropping, as usual.
I had already hooked my 240vac charger up to the...
Forum: Solar Power 09-10-15, 12:07 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 28,013
Posted By oil pan 4
The Morningstar came in, installed it, wired up...

The Morningstar came in, installed it, wired up the battery inputs and tested the output terminals by wiring in an old headlight.
I did not get to wire up the "solar" power inputs.
Forum: Solar Power 09-08-15, 09:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 28,013
Posted By oil pan 4
Getting the box put together. The...

Getting the box put together.

The transformer is bolted through the box, through the generators frame in 2 places....
Forum: Solar Power 09-03-15, 01:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 28,013
Posted By oil pan 4
Picture time. This is kind of what the lay out...

Picture time.
This is kind of what the lay out will consist of.

http://ecorenovator.org/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=5813&stc=1&d=1441300395

The heat sink I am using for this is one just...
Forum: Solar Power 09-03-15, 03:38 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 28,013
Posted By oil pan 4
The buss glass tube fuse holders I ordered came...

The buss glass tube fuse holders I ordered came in, $14 for 4 double 30x5mm glass or ceramic tube fuse holders. I put a 3 amp fuse on each line.
I did a functional check on the battery charger...
Forum: Solar Power 09-02-15, 01:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 28,013
Posted By oil pan 4
Home made solar inverter generator hybrid

This is my little off grid stand alone set up.

The current configuration is based around my 7kw rated 10,500w surge, 2 pole, 3600rpm gasoline powered single cylindet 420cc 13hp troybuilt generator...
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