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  • Post in thread: A Signature Solar Customer Service Success Story - Replaced Growatt 12k

    OK ... So I waited until this issue was fully resolved to give me thoughts. And now it is ... Most People do not share their success stories, so I wanted to give a thumbs up to Signature Solar for this resolution We purchased a Growatt 12kW SPF 12000T DVM MPV 250voc from Signature Solar...
  • Post in thread: My Push Button Pre-Charger Install for the SW 4024 Inverter

    Up until Last week I had never heard of pre-charging a larger inverter before connecting the battery cables. I just lived with the spark. But I was watching a "Will" video about a DIY LFP build and saw that he used a resistor before connecting the Positive Terminal. This peaked my...
  • Post in thread: Off Grid Farm ~ Mobile Power Cargo Trailer Build: Growatt 12kw Install

    Installing The Big Growatt SPF 12000T 12kw Inverter into a Cargo Trailer for a 12k watt mobile power generator. All the panels will be installed on a pole/post barn and I will connect the Inverter's Solar Charge Controller MPPT to the panels via 8 awg SOOW cable and Anderson Connectors. First...
  • Post in thread: My Push Button Pre-Charger Install for the SW 4024 Inverter

    Here was my very simple wiring diagram for ordering parts and getting it all in my head
  • Post in thread: My Hydroponic Gardyn Today

    Today was cleaning, feeding and care day in the hydro garden . Got everything dressed up for beauty shots. This little hydro system keeps the wife and I in salad and greens 3-6 days a week. All we want. I harvested 3 stuffed grocery bags off it Monday ... Cut all these lettuces to nubs, and...
  • Post in thread: Docan 280 EVE cells - 2023 Quality check (update: Bad experience - scam beware)

    Friend's don't let friends buy AGMs
  • Post in thread: EG4 new AIO rated 12K output and 18kPV aka "EG4-18Kpv-12LV"

    I thinks 2, maybe 7 ? Let's not spoil my chances with technicalities
  • Post in thread: Off Grid Farm ~ Mobile Power Cargo Trailer Build: Growatt 12kw Install

    That was / is the plan with the setup we built. Hurricane coming? Just get the batteries charged and pull the trailer to where the power went out.
  • Post in thread: Help me Install 3 EG4 Mini Split Solar Heat Pumps

    Thist just in June / July power bill 2022. $245 / 1860kWh - day time indoor temp 78F June / July power bill 2023. $109 / 850kWh. - day time indoor temp 73F
  • Post in thread: DIY LiFePO4 Cost Analysis - February 2022 Edition

    @Will Prowse ,I'm not trying to suck up or be a fan boy but I pretty much discovered the "how to" of DIY LFP from your videos. I've wanted to DIY LFP for the past 4 years. But finding a working bms and cost friendly cells made this out of reach. This forum solved both questions. And I've...
  • Post in thread: Poll: How was your experience with signature solar?

    I'm on the way to Kissimmee. Tours of my set up are $5. The parks 1.5 hrs south of here are 20+x's that. I'm offering greater value. And lake front views.
  • Post in thread: Feast or Famine, The off grid solar dilemma.

    Is that some kind of Magic Dryer? ? Mine uses 5000 watts an hour. That's the only thing left on grid. I'll use a clothes line in a $HTF
  • Post in thread: Docan 280 EVE cells - 2023 Quality check (update: Bad experience - scam beware)

    I think it's too hard to keep up with who is reputable. Many times a seller will start off reputable and sell a bunch of really good cells and then later on start dumping a bunch of bad cells
  • Post in thread: really basic theory doco

    I do not understand the onion at all ... but this is my favorite Ohm's Law pic. I like the characters ?
  • Post in thread: Help me Install 3 EG4 Mini Split Solar Heat Pumps

    THREAD INDEX: (Links Updated: 2/15/2024) This is a long Thread, So I have added this Index Note: Click the Post Number to Follow the link. The Topic discussion will follow from that Post TOOLS USED FOR DIY A/C INSTALLS Tools - 662 THE INSTALL General 1st 24k - 5 2nd 24k - 6 12k - 139 Nitrogen...
  • Post in thread: Help me Install 3 EG4 Mini Split Solar Heat Pumps

    OK ... so on to the install. So far, I have the two 24k head units and condenser units installed. Communication lines and drains are coming together. First I did the Living Room 24k unit And outside ... a wall rack rated for 350 lbs. (NOTE: I also added a 3rd piece of UniStrut to...
  • Post in thread: Help me Install 3 EG4 Mini Split Solar Heat Pumps

    Alright ... here it is. Ahead of Schedule. But I was in too much of a hurry to get it up before work tonight to shot video. So no video of the build and install. I think it came out pretty nice Concealing the Lineset and thru hole But the Wife is pretty much saying "NO !" on the...
  • Post in thread: More interesting cycle life data

    And here I was just worrying the other day about where I'd dispose of these 40 cells I the have. If the OPs study is correct, I'll be dead, it'll be somebody else's problem ?
  • Post in thread: Longest lasting battery

    Energizer Lithium is the longest lasting. Says so right on the package.
  • Post in thread: Schneider xw pro 6848 not powering up with eg4 lithium battery

    Fucks or Ducks? I guessed it doesn't matter. Either way it's Fowl language. ?
  • Post in thread: Our NEW GO-TO LiFePO4 vendor...09.20.21

    Thanks. I now have tracking numbers and my cells are slated to arrive tomorrow. I might start my own thread of the unboxing and first impressions.
  • Post in thread: Help me Install 3 EG4 Mini Split Solar Heat Pumps

    Summer Power Use Update since Solar AC install
  • Post in thread: Off Grid Farm ~ Mobile Power Cargo Trailer Build: Growatt 12kw Install

    Got the trailer for the Build at my house a few weeks ago. Have had some time to get things started. Batteries are Almost Done - They're mounted in shelves I built into the trailer - I built room for 5 battery banks, but we are starting with 2 - Got all the battery electronics in, and 1 out...
  • Post in thread: Watts247 8 in/ 2 out Combiner Box: Internal Component Temps Seem Dayum Hot !!

    Yes no heat on the breakers, on the back wall, on the steel box. Everything is ambient temperature
  • Post in thread: Unboxing of 16 EVE LF230 AND 34 LK280k Cells from Amy Zheng

    Nor am I. Thank for the response. I will say, @Amy Zheng has been following up with me and she has helped me confirm the vendor from the QR code. I have been very impressed with her responsiveness. As was noted in the other thread about Doncan Tech, I hope they stay this way and keep...
  • Post in thread: Help me Install 3 EG4 Mini Split Solar Heat Pumps

    The 2nd 24k install is more completely installed than the first, All electrical connections at the unit are done. AC power is connected. PV MC cable is pulled up into the attic waiting on the Solar Panel and Breaker Disconnects to be installed. The outside disconnect has a 20amp DP AC...
  • Post in thread: Anyone running a mini-split only on off grid solar?

    My PoCo bill has gone from $300 a month to $300 a summer
  • Post in thread: Full Disclosure

    Same ... My Experience Here
  • Post in thread: Poll: How was your experience with signature solar?

    I do not completely agree with this ... Let me read both good and bad and then decide. But also do not gloss over the bad or hide them all together. (not saying SS or anyone else does this). But in the end, I just like to make an informed decision. Sometimes I read the stuff people...
  • Post in thread: CATL 271Ah cell issues.

    So glad it worked out for you. I know that Michael never had any intention for any of this
  • Post in thread: I Flipped the Switch on my Over Paneled MN Classic & Array Upgrade Today

    Been working on it and planning it for a while. And it just so happened to work out that the day I actually finished the job was also my Birthday ... today ? I have a single Midnite Solar Classic 150. For the past four years it has been just fine with a MS Classic Sizing Tool sized array...
  • Post in thread: EG4 18kPV Q+A general thread

    I get that. I truly do.
  • Post in thread: Help me Install 3 EG4 Mini Split Solar Heat Pumps

    Thank Goodness for Quad Breakers. I added two 15/20db/15s and one 15/40db/15. This gave me plenty of space for both the 24s and the 15k AND gave me one extra space I did not have. (Note: the EG4s are not wired yet)
  • Post in thread: Inverter not delivering within specs: It is a surprise?

    A watts meter will not be fast enough to to pick up motor surge. It's measured in milliseconds. You need a good digital volt meter with In-Rush function.
  • Post in thread: Off-grid: illegal in Florida?

    Dear God, how did pioneers ever survive.
  • Post in thread: Has anyone been hassled by their electric company.

    That’s kinda how my POCO looks at it. I back feed once about 200 watts total (not per hour) for 2 days One weekend. My Schneider SW4024 didn't like being in AC Support mode and Load Shaving mode at the same time. Every time the microwave surged on it back fed the grid for a few watts. The...
  • Post in thread: EG4 24K mini split

    BTW ... How to get free shipping on your SanTan order. 1. Order enough extra to cover the cost of shipping. ie. If you need 10, get 1 or 2 extra for you and then 5-10 more to sell 2. Sell the extra locally for local Pic up. on Craig list or Facebook marketplace 3. Figure in enough on the...
  • Post in thread: Wrapping the Tools that Work in the Battery Box

    I had a few little extra pieces of shrink wrap so I decided to wrap the tools that I commonly use around the Lifepo4 cells and terminals. Large heat shrink on the sockets A piece of heat shrink on the metal section of the torque driver And a composite ratchet round out my safety pieces I used...
  • Post in thread: Midnite Solar Classic BMS communications

    I'll take 95% and my potion can be kool-aid.
  • Post in thread: Schneider xw pro 6848 not powering up with eg4 lithium battery

    Well there's Ur problem right there. The battery voltage is falling through the floor and not recovering. It has absolutely NOTHING to do with Ur XW or firmware or that u need to use a resistor. That said, just watched @Will Prowse quick tear down of that battery he released today. After...
  • Post in thread: Midnite Solar Announced their new 10kw AIO at Intersolar Today

    I think @SpongeboB Sinewave said in the $5500 range a few pages back.
  • Post in thread: Safety hazard w/ Growatt 5000ES (European version) when connected to American grid

    And it seems to me, sometimes they are politicized to discourage DIY, control the masses and protect the profits of a manufacture or Trade organization.
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