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    Rednecktek replied to the thread Parallel Lead Acid Batteries.
    How many feet of cable is it to do the wire tangle? Also, more batteries is always a good option. :)
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    Rednecktek replied to the thread MPPT Charge Controller.
    DC fuses should have a range, say 10-100v or something. Your fuses should be fine.
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    They're $409 at my local HD... :(
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    Rednecktek replied to the thread Parallel Lead Acid Batteries.
    No, I mean instead of all the wires going back and forth between the batteries in a tangle, just getting a couple bus bars and taking...
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    Rednecktek replied to the thread Parallel Lead Acid Batteries.
    Have you thought about bus bars?
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    Rednecktek replied to the thread MPPT Charge Controller.
    Avoid Renology, they're tanking and probably aren't going to be around much longer. After that I'd look at the EPEver's for budget or...
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    Rednecktek replied to the thread Getting Started in Ghana.
    You'll want a 125a fuse between the battery and the Growatt for safety to start out with. As you add more panels in the future you'll...
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    Rednecktek replied to the thread Getting Started in Ghana.
    Oohh, this is going to be tight but might be doable. So basically the plan is "Make all the system I can on my budget now and see what...
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    Rednecktek replied to the thread 30W Panel for a 24V motor.
    I'd be impressed with any 30w panel that could get voltage up high enough to actually feed a 24v system, you usually need about 30v to...
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    Rednecktek replied to the thread MPPT Charge Controller.
    Well at a 150v PV input you could do 6s strings and a lot of those in parallel. Just sayin'. :) At that point though you're running...
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    Rednecktek replied to the thread Getting Started in Ghana.
    Well, I'll start the default answer to these questions and we can work from there. Here's you To-Do list: 1: Power audit! This will...
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    Rednecktek replied to the thread MPPT Charge Controller.
    It's usually worth the price to get your unit either from a reputable dealer online or Amazon. Ebay is more risk than it's usually...
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    Rednecktek reacted to MisterSandals's post in the thread MPPT Charge Controller with Like Like.
    Asking because I don’t know… How would a warranty work thru an eBay seller? What happens if the eBay seller closes shop or if they tell...
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    That looks like some sort of anderson type connector. Can you feed it some power through that and see if the batteries take a charge...
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    Rednecktek replied to the thread MPPT Charge Controller.
    Somehow I missed it when I was doing my search. Post has been updated. Good catch!
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    Rednecktek replied to the thread MPPT Charge Controller.
    The Victron is listed as a 60a SCC, and I was trying to get a broad comparison of 60a units as a rough reference line.
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    Rednecktek replied to the thread MPPT Charge Controller.
    Well, let's see what a 60a controller runs roughly: Morningstar 60A is just shy of $700 Victron Tr250 is about $640 Victron Tr150 is...
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    Rednecktek replied to the thread 100ah vs. 200ah.
    2x 100ah give you some redundancy, single battery is easier to pack. Cost wise I think the 2x batts are a little cheaper usually. If I...
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    Rednecktek replied to the thread MPPT Charge Controller.
    Personally I prefer the mid-range units like the EPEver's and HQST and such, although my current two are the PowMr's because I didn't...
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    Rednecktek replied to the thread MPPT Charge Controller.
    Well your VoC is 22.4v so with your 2s/3p setup you're running 44.8v and 28a to your controller. Even if you rewired it up to be a...
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