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RE: A Peek Into Pianotuna's Dreams

Here's the install of Larry Hagman- JR! (RIP) http://home.comcast.net/~lmcintyre62/larryhagman/SolarArray.jpg Not sure if it's still the largest private installation.That's pretty kick ass!
mena661 09/14/15 09:03pm Tech Issues
RE: More Solar for "Us"

To clarify, these are your house batts now? Any reason for going lower in amp hours? I'm asking because I might do the same in the future. Thanks.
mena661 06/21/15 12:32pm Tech Issues
RE: Voltage drop shouldn't be a issue I hope.

Get a 7-ton hydraulic crimper from Harbor Freight and some heat shrink for a pro looking job that works forever. harborfreight.com/hydraulic-wire-crimping-toolI really need to get one of these.
mena661 06/16/15 10:15pm Tech Issues
RE: House batteries not up to ah rating

Alternator reduces voltage as it heats up. It would be below 14V during your drive home and not contributing much. Also depends on the size wire going from the alternator to the house batteries. Skinny wire will drop even more voltage.
mena661 04/16/15 10:31pm Tech Issues
RE: House batteries not up to ah rating

Enjoy your trip!
mena661 04/09/15 04:57pm Tech Issues
RE: aluminum ion battery

Hi Mex, Are you saying that Lifeline makes a great AGM battery that survived the "Mex Testing"? I'd like to know that answer too.
mena661 04/08/15 10:34pm Tech Issues
RE: Meanwell PSW INVERTER Link

When you need more than 300W, you usually need 1,500-2000W.That seems to be the case most of the time.
mena661 04/06/15 09:29pm Tech Issues
RE: House batteries not up to ah rating

Keep us posted!
mena661 04/05/15 11:10pm Tech Issues
RE: House batteries not up to ah rating

It won't rise that much. You have to be pretty much there. Let it run till 16V, give it a rest for the day. Try it again next day. Personally, I would do it in the morning, let it rest till evening and try again. Especially since it only takes 2 hrs to get to 16V.
mena661 04/05/15 12:06am Tech Issues
RE: battery, charger or wiring issue?

My guess is just luck of the draw on a bad battery given what was stated here.
mena661 04/04/15 04:48pm Tech Issues
RE: House batteries not up to ah rating

The batteries will drag the panel voltage down. It won't happen instantaneously. Let it rise to 16V then stop. A 30W panel will take quite a while anyways. You really need something with more oomph.
mena661 04/04/15 04:38pm Tech Issues
RE: First time charging new batteries

Thanks MEX!
mena661 03/30/15 06:09pm Tech Issues
RE: More Solar for "Us"

Thanks for keeping up with this.
mena661 03/30/15 06:06pm Tech Issues
RE: First time charging new batteries

Let it run. It stops by itself. Figure out the 15.5v later--compare the VEC's readout voltage with a meter on the batteryX2. Let it run! You will NOT hurt the batteries!
mena661 03/29/15 11:43pm Tech Issues
RE: Morningstar, Outback, Midnite, which to choose.

This is a tough one for sure. Remind me, are you putting your panels in series?
mena661 03/29/15 05:07pm Tech Issues
RE: Charge controller ?

The 14.2 volt cut-off is to allow the voltage to be high enough that it will break up any sulfites on the battery plates. Storage or not, they still need to come off.Yeah but that doesn't need to be done everyday.
mena661 03/29/15 05:04pm Tech Issues
RE: First time charging new batteries

His SG is at 1.275. That's a full charge. Likely your initial readings were because of nearly fully charged batteries. If you're getting 1.275 in all cells then no further charging or EQing is needed.
mena661 03/29/15 04:47pm Tech Issues
RE: "Graphene" LED?

case in example..CSRV Coates rotary valve heads which can be retrofitted adapted for any internal combustion engine making it way more efficient and less polluting since the engine oil stays in a crankcase,doesn't circulate through the heads,extending oil change intervals many times longer etc etc.. Now this invention has been available for a decade or more now and not a single US auto manufacturer cared to buy and use it! Now Chinese bought and own all the rights,, http://www.coatesengine.com/csrv-system.html coatesengine.comBecause adding a bunch of rotating mass makes an engine more efficient. And I've never, ever heard of variable valve timing mechanisms causing excessive wear. Sounds like this device was invented by people only familiar with carburetors.
mena661 03/28/15 06:45pm Tech Issues
RE: Morningstar, Outback, Midnite, which to choose.

Are you mounting the controller inside the rig? If not, who cares if there's a fan.
mena661 03/27/15 11:28pm Tech Issues
RE: Battery Trojan vs. LIfeline

So Lifeline wasn't BSing on the 80% DOD's. And thick plates too. Thanks for the info MEX.
mena661 03/25/15 06:05pm Tech Issues
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