Well, I know that the pic's are not all that great, but the room is dark , even with a light on, and the flash doesn't work to well on my old camera. Neither do I LOL But this will give you all a basic idea of my system. Believe me when I tell you that I run my entire house on about 1500 watts incoming. However, if we get cloudy days, I also end up running my gennie an hour or so in the evenings' My wind gennie, is just not doing well. I live in a very private small valley, and the wind is sparse at best. That was a $3,000.00 mistake on my part, which I am here to tell you my wife will never let me forget about.
Had I have known about the wind before installing it, I would not have spent the money on it. Instead, I would have bought about 6 Shuco 24v 235 watt panels with the same money.
Before some of you say " but your on a 12 volt system" I also have an Outback mppt 60 in my storage ready to go. I can put 24 or even 48 volts into it and it can come out in 12 volt. Technology, don't you just love it. ?
Post by mightyspuds on Aug 14, 2011 8:35:44 GMT -8
Those c40,c60's are workhorses indeed,with costs so low per watt mppt is nice,but bleeding edge costs too.With the lower panel voltages Im hearing mppt is now neccesary to charge with the high wattage panels due to low voltage out.
Post by mightyspuds on Aug 14, 2011 8:38:46 GMT -8
What panels and wind genny brands/watts are they,did I miss that? Did you buy used panels,what was your costs,I started at 4/watt on panels,now in the 2 dollar range.
Sorry the wind genny didnt pan out,looks like you did it right too.For me,all I have to say is 'Macy's and Mrs doesnt say too much about solar,LOL.besides she wants to go offgrid too.My site here is poor for solar,all the trees everywhere,but if grid went away I could deploy close to 3000 watts I guess I have now ready to wire up.
I used 8 L-16 to start,got 10 plus years from them,pretty good!Tell me bout your t-105's.how many how long.?Bud has over ten years on his Interstate t-105 equivs,he cant believe the things just wont die!
On the AGM's Ive had one fail on the used ones.Have 12 total of those.
I don't have any charge controllers in the C-40 size. Mine are all C-60's. The led covers when you buy them (more money of course) are all marked as c-40's. The only way you can tell the 40's from the 60's is to look inside. Where the voltage jumper is, a c-40 actually has two leads for 48volt, while the c-35's and c-60's do not. Also, the 35's do NOT have the heat sink on the top.
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