Recent content by ArthurEld

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    Must Read: EMF (Electro Magnetic Field) or leaking current/ voltage, and why you need to be aware

    I seriously didn't know better when I said that. I wear shoes and I am very careful when working with electricity.
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    Our NEW GO-TO LiFePO4 vendor...09.20.21

    Thanks for the video Ray. Someone recommended the dowel like you have but I had trouble getting the sandpaper to stay on. Now that I watched your video I will make it work like you did.
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    Our NEW GO-TO LiFePO4 vendor...09.20.21

    That is some valuable experience. Loosening and tightening the nuts over and over is likely to cause stud failure. Your cells are also more likely to shift around in your RV than they would sitting on a self in a stationary setting. The aluminum that the studs screw into is soft. I used a...
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    Our NEW GO-TO LiFePO4 vendor...09.20.21

    I just used plywood on the ends and threaded rods. I torqued them to about 5 inch lbs at 3.3V then charged them to 3.4V and re torqued to 10 inch lbs. Cycle them a few times and re torque to 10 inch lbs when you get to about 3.4V. They will flatten out some but you will still be able to tell...
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    Our NEW GO-TO LiFePO4 vendor...09.20.21

    My EVEs had some bloating until I put them in a restraining fixture and flattened most of it. I think they will be fine.
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    Sol-Ark problems by David Poz.. anyone else?

    I am a little surprised that people use the Solark for off grid. Its strong point is being able to juggle many things at once including the grid. I plan to add more panels and AC couple them to my Solark. That might help with the issue David was having. I am glad people are making videos about...
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    Compression question for EVE LF280K

    An inch pound torq wrench will work. Just set the torque when the cells are fully charged. If you set it when they aren't fully charged the pressure will increase when you charge them. In my opinion, the compression is just to keep the cells from bulging too much. If you use springs it is less...
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    NEWS: Florida legislature considers ending solar net metering (Nov.23.2021)

    A lot will change in 10 years. I guess it must be upsetting to people who project their payback over 20 or 30 years.
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    NEWS: Florida legislature considers ending solar net metering (Nov.23.2021)

    In 10 years I'll start using my batteries more. I just use net metering because it is a cheap and easy option. But I will continue to work toward grid independence. Net metering seems too good to be true.
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    NEWS: Florida legislature considers ending solar net metering (Nov.23.2021)

    The bill says existing customers keep net metering
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    Conservative settings

    You are likely to harm your battery with that charger. I imagine someone else has done what you are trying to do.
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    Conservative settings

    If you want to be conservative, do it with the charge controller. Set it to something like low=3.1, high=3.35 (convert to 12, 24 or 48V) Try it and if that gives you what you need then you should be good. The BMS protects the battery if something goes wrong with a single cell. Either of those...
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    What Can I personally do to help against climate change?

    This thread is much more civilized than the other climate change thread. If people want to do something about climate change, they need reliable information. And people should be able to interact like adults. Part of the reason I decided to get solar and drive EVs is because I want to help the...
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    Global warming is real, why only in USA is there denial ?

    I agree but I am curious which member started a new account with the name anonymous.
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    Beware @Michael B Caro

    I am not a Facebook member so I can't see the posts. And I don't know Michael. I believe you when you say people who deal with you will not end up like people who dealt with Michael. Michael thought he could make some money playing middle man. But like 99.9% of new business adventures, he...