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    Which DC disconnect switch to use for PV strings?

    What panels exactly are they? I found one panel rated at 445W and they have a Voc of 49.1V. Putting 10 in series would be 10 x 49.1V = 491V which far exceeds that controller.
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    Bell mouth lug source?

    Are you saying you could use any lug on high strand wire but the flared opening ones simply make it easier to get all the strands in?
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    Bell mouth lug source?

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    EVE 280 cells ... what did you pay (recently)?

    Would use a trusted supplier like who even occasionally visits this forum. That one already has some bad experience:
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    Securing PV wire

    Good news that I found Heyco produces clips (SunRunner EZ clips) that can mount to up to 1/4" thick frame which should allow me to attach the wires to the array mount support bars itself. I was able to order directly from Heyco which was fortunate since I didn't see anyone carrying these...
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    Bell mouth lug source?

    Does someone have a source of the proper lugs for high strand copper cabling? My understanding is that it should be "bell mouth" lugs so that the strands are less likely to be cut at the lug opening when crimping. Maybe I'm searching for wrong thing? The few that I found seemed really cheap..
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    New Panels... Parallel or series? Parallel I think...

    He'd be over the voltage limit of that charge controller putting 3 of them in series. Voc is 70.9V per panel.
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    AC run time at night on 48V LiFePO4 103AH - 5.3KwH ?

    I got the window AC unit Will mentioned in video that is supposed to be one of the highest efficiency window AC units on the market. It's the Midea 8,000 BTU U-Shaped Window Air Conditioner. I've only had to use it once so far this year and had it set for 66F overnight and used a little over...
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    DEYE Inverter UL Listed available in US

    They should follow what Victron is doing. Multiple ways of accessing the data and open sourcing a lot of it. Midnite solar also has detailed documentation on protocol to talk to their charge controllers and make configuration changes as well. Furthermore simply providing read only access to...
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    MPP-Solar LVX-6048

    Can the LVX6048 balance the 120V legs? Can you actually pull the full 6kW output off of a single 120V leg?
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    Label Maker

    @svetz Is the label maker still meeting your expectations? Have you used it anymore? :) Actually, after reading some of the reviews on Amazon on that one I'm not sure I would go for that one..
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    Securing PV wire

    Have several top of pole mounts and wondering what best way is to securing the PV wiring while also allowing some flexibility for tilt and even some rotation. I am currently using some UV protected wire ties and Heyco srtain relief for the wires to actually go into combiner on poll but wondered...
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    MPP-Solar LVX-6048

    Nice! Can you tell what max gauge wire the PV input can take and size and sturdiness of the battery cable studs?
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    300W or 500W (Small) 24V Pure Sine Inverter - Any Suggestions/Recommendations?

    $657 but do even have a specified MTBF of 21.5 years.
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    300W or 500W (Small) 24V Pure Sine Inverter - Any Suggestions/Recommendations?

    I've used ExelTech in past and consider them top of the line. They are even manufactured in the USA: You are going to pay more though then one made in China :)