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    Does Aims 75amp charger have a parasitic draw when off???

    Another thing is even though your other charger is cheap, I prefer this one because of the deep cycle stages (keeps batteries from sulfating so they last longer). And there's a knob on back where u can control ampage. Like I used a small wire at 1st so lower it. You gotta ground it btw. There's...
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    Does Aims 75amp charger have a parasitic draw when off???

    Hey thx for relay idea. Disconnecting everytime has gotten old.
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    Does Aims 75amp charger have a parasitic draw when off???

    Yes it does. I bought one last yr and run it from generator to charge batteries. I disconnect it after every charge. Didnt measure but it was significant. Mine is setup for 24v. My next test = seeing if it will charge 2 in parallel. Manual says not to do that but going to try it. It charges my...
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    Does Aims 75amp charger have a parasitic draw when off???

    Yes it does. I bought one last yr and run it from generator to charge batteries. I disconnect it after every charge. Didnt measure but it was significant. Mine is setup for 24v. My next test = seeing if it will charge 2 in parallel. Manual says not to do that but going to try it. It charges my...
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    Entire structure of small ground mount array needs to be UL listed? WTF?

    Ok now I want to move to Finland. LOL. A 'permit' is required for every step here. Well when you DIY. Hire solar contractor then bam but junky. I really don't think any of them know anything about... well anything. In this case, a person just wanted to make a ground mount frame... like I did...
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    Entire structure of small ground mount array needs to be UL listed? WTF?

    Hey, I was even called a 'Karen' for being 'cranky' after running in to bunch Code Ordinances. Seriously ridiculous ones... especially concerning ground mounting. Codes on actual panels I understand and the wiring but come on... requiring frame stamped, screened in, etc... Many folk want to weld...
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    Entire structure of small ground mount array needs to be UL listed? WTF?

    Irony is there is no requirement on solar batteries here. If they did that then would shut down probably all cars. Btw, batteries were only thing not UL required in my area.
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    Entire structure of small ground mount array needs to be UL listed? WTF?

    I've been told a lot of ordinances were kinda thrown out there to heed off an anticipated solar movement. Problem in my area is appears no one went back and updated them. Wind power became super popular here. Seems there is absolutely no universal standard except the required main disconnect...
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    Entire structure of small ground mount array needs to be UL listed? WTF?

    I wanted to add: so you are for sure ground mounting? Asking because I really want to do that also... offers more room and flexibility. Roof mounting seems more restrictive and my roof isn't angled South; although, I understand running in parallel alleviates issue of one shaded panel dragging...
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    Entire structure of small ground mount array needs to be UL listed? WTF?

    I hear ya. From reading my ordinances (like I said read them so some idiot doesn't add crap), in my county (Brunswick, NC), I THINK it might be less complicated. Of course all wiring must be UL Listed w/ stamp... oh and I ran into specific UL # requirements. Like off- grid inverter was UL 1748...
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    Entire structure of small ground mount array needs to be UL listed? WTF?

    I ran in to a lot of similar Code Oridances in my NC county. Insanity. To ground mount, mine has to even have a 6 foot screen around it. I agree something smells foul about this. Like, I'm in a coastal area where some vacationers only come once every couple years; yet, they must pay the power...
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    2 6000 watt inverter or 1 12000 watt inverter, Pro's Con's?

    Im all about multiple so I say 2. I just don't like depending on 1 item. It goes then nothing. That's just me and simple answer. PS Ive even broken things down to dedicated 24vs but once again, that's me.
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    Tool Battery charging.

    Exactly. The battery connections are far from universal. Took some dismantling my battery mowers to rig up a new battery setup. Of course had to use gas powered mower during this because grass growing doesnt turn off (be nice eh). The trailer charging station is a good idea and think... this is...
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    Stand-alone chest freezer

    Well Ive been down this road... picked up a 7cuft freezer at walmart.com cheap. Ran into problem keeping it in the shed with extreme temps and high humidity. So, I moved that sucker outside in the shade and put my batteries in a mini shopping cart beside it. Time crunch atm so limited comments...
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    Tool Battery charging.

    Ok read little more, lol. CA moving towards solar at high pace (related to bad air quality)... so the gas generator in back of the van idea goes out the window. Contractors do that a lot here on East Coast. Its also quite popular here to see inverters inside vans running off the battery. The...
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