So my question is this... how would you run your A/C on this during the later heat of the day, off the battery, and then timer recharge is when the cost per kilowatt from your power utility company is at a mimimum?
In other words shift from peak demand load and pricing per KWH, to off hours where utilities companies charge less per kwh.
Thanke for all the posts info.
I'll leave it in its parallel configuration.
I hate my new "Solar 30" controller, so thought when I make a change I mite go series, but I'll leave as is,.....it works fine.
What do you hate about it? Set it to 14.8V and forget about it. Or 14.4V. Whatever gets your batteries fully charged and doesn't boil off the water at an excessive rate.
You have to add water and do maintenance, period, if you are going to charge up to 100% SOC.
Panels are neither series or parallel.... Wiring is, as is the voltages used by high voltage suitable for series wiring panels or lower 12 Volt, suitable for parallel wiring. Then take into account the price of the controller, to determine price per amp at the battery bank.
Things that make you go "Hmmmm?" about batteries.
Tesla Motors (TSLA) is set to announce a new product today...but it's not a car. Speculation is CEO Elon Musk will unveil batteries for homes and businesses that are more advanced than what's currently on the market.
Answer is don't let the kids watch DVD's off the computer while driving. Maybe take their faces off the screen for a bit and let them look out the windows instead while traveling.
You're right, you knew the answer, put down the screens while driving.
My 3 year old WFCO 8955 still works... at putting out a measly 13.8V float voltage. But that's about it, almost useless for bulk charging my 12V battery while boondocking. Defective by design, for my purposes.
Now my 30 amp $50 MegaWatt power supply unit, set at 14.8 to 15.0V, kicks butt on that WFCO 8955, even running my small Honda EU1000I.
Great piece of equipment for my purposes, keeps generator running time down to a minimum on those cloudy or rainy days where solar isn't going to help me much.
After replacing these items the temps remain the same -5 in the freezer and 28-30 in the refrigerator. The temp is on the lowest setting, what's next? Called a local repair guy and he really didn't want to look into it, as the time troubleshoot and then wait for the cooling to take place is too long.
All that's left is the upper board, the heating unit, and cooling unit.
Why don't you put the temp on the highest settings? Move the sensor to the lowest point in the refrigerator.
Well that answers that! Air pocket at the top of the water heater - I had no idea. So of course when I first filled and sanitized the water system, I made sure to do everything possible to get all the air out of the water heater, including opening the t/p relief valve. Had no idea I was defeating the purpose, so glad I asked! I may still add an accumulator for pump noise, but in the mean time, now I know how to easily fix this issue. Thanks!
No, you need to fill up the water tank to full capacity before turning the water heater on, to prevent damage to the heater. Fill it up as much as you can, allowing for the natural airspace in the design, and not a drop less.
Yep. Batteries have changed. The BCI insists all OEMs use same percentage ratio lead/antimony to render a more uniform recycled lead material stockpile. So cyclable batteries as a rule no longer contain 5% antimony. I intend to squeeze RAMCAR and the TJ OEM for the juiciest gossip.
The fluorescent tie / paisley shirt crowd hold nothing sacred. Their sense of organization and propriety is like a fart in a whirlwind.
The OEM converter manufacturer's administration must be a real Rat-eat-rat environment. "Make it sell or grab your walking papers!"
What's waiting in the future?
Chimes that play the overture to 2001 A Space Odyssey when the converter catches fire?
Odorant that mimics Shaken not Stirred martinis when the charge cycle is complete?
GOD! Am I glad I'm retired!
I think a few of us here are glad you are retired too! I do not want to see you in anything paisley. Unless, perhaps they have you wiring something in a Brad Paisley video as an extra.
You might feel differently if you or your family lived in the polluted areas. It sounds like Exide was doing some pretty nasty stuff and the community paid while they pocketed the profits. I would want something done if I lived there, we have many areas here in the same condition from companies that just couldn't afford to do it right.
Gee, you think I went unscathed growing up in the shadows of the first nuclear power plant in the USA, and being downwind of it in the far west end of Canoga Park (now West Hills) California when Atomic International had a melt down, and leaked nuclear waste maybe 5 or 6 miles from my house as the crow flies? I lived there from June 1963 to October of 1983.
Please, don't tell me about feeling differently.
Do you think Atomic International, or Rocketdyne, or Boeing, or General Dynamics, of whoever owns it now will compensate me if I die of cancer and tumors?
Sh*t happens. My first job was working for a plater that did a ton of aerospace parts for Fortune 50 space program companies, and subcontractors for aerospace, at 14. The owner of the plating company lived down the street, and paid piece work, far less than minimum wage, to us teenagers. I am certain the 140F heated degreaser has done wonders for my lungs doing anodized finishes also.
Lead is nothing compared to radioactive waste. Worst melt down in US history
I'd like to think of myself as being tough enough to accept I have faded into obscurity. Pateco, the business, all that works and good 17 hour work days. Yet this reply to my email has put a smile on my face. Remember, all this stuff goes back more than a quarter-century!
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I remember you, :-). We do not make AGM batteries, but I can out source them, The L16's are either Mexican built in Tijuana, or US Battery. The cycled batteries are made here in LA. Do you still want pricing?
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They recently closed a huge lead recycling plant here in Los Angeles recently, due to pollution code violations.
Exide recycling plant shut down
Obama has shut down lead smelting plants also, via the EPA.
I use my Renogy solar 100 watt suitcase to get the higher volts needed to top charge my Interstate's. Which controller do you have coming with your flex panels? Hope you are getting this one, Viewstar 20 amp the cheaper one doesn't have equalization. I set my equalization mode up to 16.3 volts and the boost charge to 15.4 volts. PM me if you want to know how to do it, it's a special way of setting the parameters that Renogy told me.
Why don't you post up the method that Renogy gave you to set the parameters here?