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  • Post in thread: PowerPro availability

    Signature solar website now says shipping late September. They didn’t specify which September.
  • Post in thread: What is the simple answer for off grid grounding ?

    If your array is ground mounted with metal racking going into the ground then it is earthed by default. The panels should be bonded back to the system. In my case that is EMT conduit 18” underground with a 10awg equipment ground conductor (green wire) running with PV back to the inverter. Panels...
  • Post in thread: EG4 BrightMount increasing wind load rating.

    Ground mount is the only option I am willing to entertain. My roof is 1 year old and I do not want leaks or dealing with a panel fire or fire from the rapid shut down equipment failure.
  • Post in thread: Signature Solar Honest Customer Service Experience

    I have two 6500s never a problem, it might be due to the fact they have never had power run through them yet. Someone could easily assume there is a problem and that’s why SS is offering a upgrade program that for a $750 each credit they get out of the warranty.
  • Post in thread: Paralleling the EG4 PowerPro Wall battery.

    It will vary state by state. Here in Florida your homes roof must meet code when built. 2021 changed that if you have work done on your roof it must be brought up to current code. 2022 Florida home owners started being contacted by their insurance company asking when was the last time your roof...
  • Post in thread: How to run 12 volt on 48 volt system?

    You are welcome, take your time on your project, know what you need and how to do it safely. There is enough energy in these batteries that if done incorrectly can burn down your project or possible kill someone. It’s easy to spend money fast, just make sure it’s the right solution for you...
  • Post in thread: PowerPro availability

    They are actually shipping. My order 8/28 notice of shipping 10/17 contacted today by trucking company for delivery tomorrow around noon 10/20.
  • Post in thread: RE+ solar conference is fast approaching! What new products or booths are you interested in?

    Old guy here, glad you found a niche in the market and made it work. Well done you!
  • Post in thread: PowerPro availability

    Looking at my order for 18KPv and 2 powerpro batteries shows update 16 Oct 2023. Go into the order and the change displays Shipped to my home address. No email or shipping details like tracking or carrier. It’s almost exciting. I will update if details show up.
  • Post in thread: Delta Pro won't run my Well Pump....

    You can add pressure tanks to your existing pressure tank and your well pump will run longer but it will start up less often. The down side is cost and space. The upside you will extend the life of your pump and have more water on hand if you can’t power the pump. I currently run two 80 gallon...
  • Post in thread: EG4 BrightMount increasing wind load rating.

    Not complaining about the code, the question was how to improve the strength of what I have on hand. I did see the trees along I-10 very few things can stand up to a cat 5 storm. If a monster cat 5 comes through most things will be destroyed. Most solar panels are rated at 2400 Pa that puts...
  • Post in thread: Emf radiations and dirty electricity claims... solutions or ignore ?

    Sorry for late reply. I looked everywhere even Amazon and nobody stocks tin foil anymore. Not sure Aluminum is up to the task.
  • Post in thread: EG4 18kPV Q+A general thread

    If you can make those connectors work with 4awg wire from the Chargeverter. In my case I have extra cables and will be using a Polaris tap 3/0-4awg to join with the 4 awg wire. These are actually a few dollars more then the connectors you are using. They weren’t available when I was looking...
  • Post in thread: PowerPro availability

    Just notified by Signature Solar my order from 8/28 has shipped.
  • Post in thread: Solar (or not) generator for standby power.

    I am looking to have two inlet ports. 30amp for generator through Chargeverter and a 50amp connected to the generator port. I currently have a 50amp RV hookup and extension cord for a welder. If grid power is available, will use that. Portable generator for other times. During hurricane...
  • Post in thread: Battery fire safety

    I share your concerns about battery safety. I believe LFP is safer than the rest but are not immune from thermal runaway. I opted for battery packs that are outdoor rated with built in heating. Living in the southern part of zone 8 cold is not my biggest issue. With the possibility of instant...
  • Post in thread: Help In Land O Lakes, FL

    If an inspector is looking at it they will probably want something like a generator interlock switch to prevent accidental line feedback.
  • Post in thread: EG4 BrightMount increasing wind load rating.

    Nice setup.
  • Post in thread: PowerPro availability

    900 pounds of adult fun from Signature Solar. Not excited about the stickers I have found so far. I opened the boxes looking for damage but lot ready to install so still packaged. This is the only sticker I have seen yet on the outside of the boxes.
  • Post in thread: RE+ solar conference is fast approaching! What new products or booths are you interested in?

    Not a server rack but the new EG4 PowerPro is listing a 200amp charge/discharge.
  • Post in thread: How to run 12 volt on 48 volt system?

    Just a thought, IF you are only using 12v equipment why not get the same size battery in 12v? Assuming you have not already purchased. 12v 400 amp has the same energy as 48v 100 amp. Each time you convert from one voltage to another there is a energy tax for each transaction (your battery...
  • Post in thread: What is the simple answer for off grid grounding ?

    Just curious, I am still pretty new at this. Without grounding, how do you keep the the extra energy from just using your conductors to go from panels to shed?
  • Post in thread: Hybrid EG4 18k grid tie questions

    I am in the same situation as you. I have the 18Kpv with 2 powerpro batteries on order. I have a 30amp inlet box for portable generator to power a Chargeverter direct to powerpro and a 50amp inlet box wired to the generator input on the 18Kpv. 50amp extension cord to RV box with grid power when...
  • Post in thread: PowerPro availability

    Two adults can move the battery pack, one at a time. Easier using leverage tools such as a hand truck. In my case 62yo male with help of 45 yo male neighbor with health issues were able to move two powerpro batteries to storage before instillation. Plan to use tractor boom or chain hoist to help...
  • Post in thread: Hybrid EG4 18k grid tie questions

    Still showing backorder. I assume waiting for the certified batteries that now say expected to begin shipping Late-September. In my case it’s fine as I am not ready to place them yet. I am doing an outside install and pouring a large step to have them above the grade around it with a cover...
  • Post in thread: How do I lay wire across gravel pad?

    Remember if you have great conduit and it goes underground the wire you use must be rated for wet location.
  • Post in thread: Hybrid EG4 18k grid tie questions

    Just a little more on my setup. The Chargeverter has 4awg cables and the powerpro batteries have a 2/0awg cable. I will join them with a Polaris tap.
  • Post in thread: EG4 6500EX-48 Expansive lesson learned!

    I feel your pain, I just pulled two 6500s off my wall now waiting for the 18Kpv and powerwall batteries. The only thing saving me was I am moving inverter and planned rack of batteries to the outside of my wife’s shop wall. She was glad to get her space back and felt better after explaining the...
  • Post in thread: PowerPro availability

    Problem was the batteries were first on the pallet running with the center support of the pallet. The 2 batteries were 740 pounds with packing material. The thinner slats running between the three main supports could not handle the tall stack for a total of 935 pounds. If the load was turned the...
  • Post in thread: Inadequate concrete footers for EG4 Brightmount

    Something to consider if you are using the anchor bolts that come with the BrightMount system. They are 10mm and directions are to drill 1/2” hole. It’s a loose fit, I switched out to 1/2” x 5” wedge anchor bolts.
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