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Forum: Conservation 05-19-16, 06:27 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 35,507
Posted By OffGridKindaGuy
You should be able to find 6 volt golf cart...

You should be able to find 6 volt golf cart batteries. I would suggest that you start out with them first until you learn the ropes..

I've been totally off grid for over 20 yrs..
Forum: Introductions 03-29-16, 07:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,238
Posted By OffGridKindaGuy
Welcome to the mix.. I've been totally off...

Welcome to the mix..

I've been totally off grid since 1989, using a total 12 v.d.c. system. I survive well on 512 watts of panel in Ohio on a fixed telephone pole mount..

I will check out your...
Forum: Solar Power 02-16-16, 07:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,121
Posted By OffGridKindaGuy
Doesn't the micro inverters lock in phase (60...

Doesn't the micro inverters lock in phase (60 cycles) with the grid? What would be the difference if the phase is sampled from the grid or the generator? As long as the voltages match (output of the...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 12-30-15, 08:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,482
Posted By OffGridKindaGuy
I've been using one of these for over 15 yrs....

I've been using one of these for over 15 yrs. with no issues. It has a diversion function to heat water with the unused energy..

Schneider C40 12/24/48V Charge Controller - Wholesale Solar...
Forum: Solar Power 09-15-15, 06:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,537
Posted By OffGridKindaGuy
NTE Electronics 100 Ohms 25 Watt Wirewound...

NTE Electronics 100 Ohms 25 Watt Wirewound Resistor | 25W110 | NTE Electronics (http://www.mcmelectronics.com/product/NTE-ELECTRONICS-25W110-/25W110)

Get 2 of these somewhere and install one in...
Forum: Forum News & Feedback 08-19-15, 08:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 13,717
Posted By OffGridKindaGuy
Most of these were designed for the 5 volt...

Most of these were designed for the 5 volt Amp/Bluetooth units that I build except for the Whammer-Jammer with all of the LiPo's and the Lepai. It operates at 12 volts and the Bluetooth unit operates...
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 08-19-15, 09:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,185
Posted By OffGridKindaGuy
OK.. Will do tonight.. Perfect match for...

OK.. Will do tonight..

Perfect match for that systerm.. ;)

*They's over there..
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 08-19-15, 08:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,185
Posted By OffGridKindaGuy
I also build my own Boom Boxes with these combos....

I also build my own Boom Boxes with these combos. Anyone wanna see some pics?
Forum: Appliances & Gadgets 08-19-15, 06:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,185
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..
...
Forum: Forum News & Feedback 06-14-15, 10:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 13,717
Posted By OffGridKindaGuy
Congrats! That's a sweet gizmo.. ;) Enjoy it, I...

Congrats! That's a sweet gizmo.. ;) Enjoy it, I would..

I can build you a nice 5 volt portable stereo amp/speaker to go with that. Bluetooth and all..

Here's an example..
...
Forum: Forum News & Feedback 05-20-15, 10:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 13,717
Posted By OffGridKindaGuy
A similar unit is already being made in China....

A similar unit is already being made in China. Dual voltage too! :thumbup:

Aliexpress.com : Buy 14W 18V Dual Output Waterproof Outdoor Foldable Folding Solar Panel Charger External 12V + 5V USB...
Forum: Forum News & Feedback 05-16-15, 08:49 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 13,717
Posted By OffGridKindaGuy
Perfect addition to the portable Bluetooth...

Perfect addition to the portable Bluetooth speaker system I'm building! (Wavin' my hand)
Forum: Solar Power 03-21-15, 09:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,027
Posted By OffGridKindaGuy
I've been totally off the power grid for 26 yrs....

I've been totally off the power grid for 26 yrs. I've studied the option of grid tie in and out and still can't make a case for it. I see no advantage to it in any way, beyond the fact of living...
Forum: Solar Power 02-13-15, 06:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,911
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, 08:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,911
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: Solar Power 01-19-15, 06:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,488
Posted By OffGridKindaGuy
First off, Welcome! You may want to look at...

First off, Welcome!

You may want to look at this site and recalculate your findings. December is the worst month to work from. If you design from there, things will work..

Sunrise, sunset, dawn...
Forum: Lawn and Garden 12-22-14, 06:28 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 15,321
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.
...
Forum: Solar Power 12-21-14, 08:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,779
Posted By OffGridKindaGuy
It's been bad here in Ohio too. Been needing to...

It's been bad here in Ohio too. Been needing to fire up the back-up generator once or twice a week! I've only seen the sun maybe twice in the last month! I appreciate the mild temperatures though..
Forum: Solar Power 11-10-14, 06:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,708
Posted By OffGridKindaGuy
I run a 2800 watt generator for everything. I...

I run a 2800 watt generator for everything. I have a large garage style battery charger that I use for a back-up. It runs my small microwave just fine..

I own a 2000 watt inverter but only used it...
Forum: Solar Power 10-09-14, 09:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,027
Posted By OffGridKindaGuy
... And the band played on... ;)

... And the band played on... ;)
Forum: Solar Power 09-29-14, 10:17 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 10,329
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 09-29-14, 09:53 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 10,329
Posted By OffGridKindaGuy
Making heat with any alternative is tough. It's...

Making heat with any alternative is tough. It's not an option for me, not even solar heating. Too many gloomy days during the winter. It would take a field full of solar panels and a huge hydro...
Forum: Solar Power 09-29-14, 04:10 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 10,329
Posted By OffGridKindaGuy
I agree that it's a lot of work but I'm assured...

I agree that it's a lot of work but I'm assured that I'll have heat this winter by the end of this summer, regardless on what the situation of the grid may be. That's called security..

I have 2...
Forum: Solar Power 09-29-14, 01:18 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 10,329
Posted By OffGridKindaGuy
I use wood so it depends on the situation. I...

I use wood so it depends on the situation. I planned from the get-go to not depend on the grid and not get trapped in the mess.. ;)
Forum: Solar Power 09-29-14, 06:34 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 10,329
Posted By OffGridKindaGuy
"Reform" is necessary, especially for people! All...

"Reform" is necessary, especially for people! All I see are ways to keep the existing grid up and running..

All the grid has done is spoil everyone and provide power for a bunch of unnecessary...
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