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      I doubt it, but certainly check the leads and make sue you don't have any damaged wire. Balance leads tend to be pretty thin, os if it...
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      GXMnow replied to the thread Advise on panel optimization.
      On my DC system, I have 3 rows of panels running in parallel. 2 rows are 5 x 100 watt matching panels in series. The third row is again...
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      I really like my old JK-BMS, but I have thought about changing both of my banks to the newer "inverter" style BMS. I doubt I will...
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      I had the exact same fault, and it was a balance lead failure. With a meter, and by eye, everything looked perfect, but under load, it...
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      Another billing month has come to an end. Between this heat wave, the dirt on the panels, and my son using a crap load of energy, my...
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      GXMnow replied to the thread DOKIO 300W.
      In your picture, I can see the cable hanging in front of a few cells on the left middle panel. That is enough to knock the power down...
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      GXMnow replied to the thread Advise on panel optimization.
      Another idea... Connect the new string with a separate MPPT charge controller straight to the battery bank.
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      GXMnow reacted to sunshine_eggo's post in the thread Advise on panel optimization with Like Like.
      counting: 10 panels in string 1 8 panels in string 2 10 panels in string 3 Q1: if you put optimizers on shaded panels, it will improve...
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      GXMnow reacted to sunshine_eggo's post in the thread 2 charge controllers with Like Like.
      If you're asking if you can use one array to feed two controllers, not if they're MPPT. They'll fight over it, and performance will be...
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      GXMnow replied to the thread 2 charge controllers.
      Yeah, this is asking for trouble. My best advice... Split the array or get more panels. How many watts of panels do you have total...
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      Yeah, I would certainly recommend paralleling one of each type cell for each position. So each cell group is then one wide post and one...
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      Before you buy anything, test the batteries with a meter and try to read or measure the cell voltages. The BMS in each battery module...
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      Correct. I am in a valley close to the edge of the Mojave Desert. We have far more clear sunny skies than a lot of areas of So Cal. We...
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      No, we get very little rain. That's the problem. We also have had several brush fires around the area, and 2 are still burning. Between...
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      I'll keep it short here since I did a full report in the Panel Cleaning thread. The sun was up for 2 hours before I did the cleaning...
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      GXMnow replied to the thread Panel Cleaning!!.
      It's now 8:19 pm and the sun is down to where the AC panels are not making any power, but the 2,000 watts of DC panels are still making...
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      GXMnow reacted to JRH's post in the thread Panel Cleaning!! with Like Like.
      My best guess about the panels and the dirt is thst it takes a lot to make a real difference… I do it more than needed , sorta like why...
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      GXMnow replied to the thread Panel Cleaning!!.
      I am on the edge of the Mojave Desert so we really don't get dew here in the summer. It's crazy dry and stupid hot. But that also means...
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      If you still have decent sun today, and you want to test this out, here is one safe option. Turn off the disconnect from the solar...
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      GXMnow replied to the thread Panel Cleaning!!.
      I would not use a real decent high pressure washer. My son's is a small Ryobi. It's not that powerful. And with the nozzle on it, it...
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