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    Advice to purchase solar panels. 7.5'x16' cargo trailer. Ecoflow Delta Pro.

    I have a 7x16, this is what I put on the roof.
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    DIY LiFePO4 Cost Analysis - February 2022 Edition

    Being a child of the sixties, teenager during that time those bands are all known to me and I still listen to their music. Good stuff.
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    Yet another "Recommend Me" thread, first run at a 24v battery...

    Check out this shop, has excellent reviews from members here: https://www.docanpower.com/index.php?route=product/category&path=59_60_154
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    DIY Transfer switch

    May I suggest this company, fraction of the price of the blue sea. Configure just how you want it. https://www.c3controls.com/products/cam-switches/
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    VHB Purpose, Price, and Alternatives?

    This is how I did it.
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    VHB Purpose, Price, and Alternatives?

    Why not cut the unistrut into smaller sections and put just them where the solar panels will mount? You don't need to mount a complete unistrut rail just to put 3 tie down points for each side of a solar panel? You will save a lot of weight also.
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    Old RV - New PV's With Strut-Channel Mounting

    Just read the above post and see many similarities in my experience.
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    Old RV - New PV's With Strut-Channel Mounting

    Dang, that is one sexy beast! :giggle:
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    Older converter compatibility with SOK Lithium 206ah battery

    I have the same issue and I just left my old charger in place. I will let solar top off the batteries.
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    Future of DIY LiFePO4 looks bleak…

    Come on Man, don't spoil the illusion!
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    Future of DIY LiFePO4 looks bleak…

    I hear there is a phone app that tells you what Mcdonalds' have their ice cream machine down! Google it and you will find some interesting articles about the big issue with their ice cream machines.
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    Again, how to make sense of lifepo4 quality grading based on price? What is grade A B…

    Warranty? Forget about sending them back if there is a problem. If I bought from China I would not put stock in any warranty claims. Those vendors come and go there, I don't think the outfit you bought from will be there in 10 years.
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    US Stock LF280K Sources

    I don't think you should be recommending anyone order from Michael and the group buy right now.
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    RV ToyHauler solar system schematic

    It was already done, but I will fix it tomorrow with a dedicated ground back to the panel. I want to thank all who are helping me here.
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    RV ToyHauler solar system schematic

    I ran it that way before I knew any better. :rolleyes: I will redo that circuit and run a dedicated ground line back to the panel.
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    RV ToyHauler solar system schematic

    One more question. Is there a problem with the way the receptacle in the red circle is grounded? Will it cause any issues?
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    RV ToyHauler solar system schematic

    I have made some changes from my original diagram, please review and take a close look at my grounding scheme. Thank you.
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    RV ToyHauler solar system schematic

    It has the ground connection, I will post a new diagram. I also believe I need to ground the incoming ground wire from the shore power to my chassis?
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    RV ToyHauler solar system schematic

    When the transfer switch is put to shore power, the ac line and neutral from the inverter are cut off. Only on shore power will the converter run. When the transfer switch is put in inverter mode, the positive power lead from the 15 amp breaker which supplies the converter is cut off at the...
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    RV ToyHauler solar system schematic

    It pulls a max of 920 watts when running in heat mode.
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    RV ToyHauler solar system schematic

    I forgot to place the 150 amp fuse at the battery. Thanks for pointing that out.
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    RV ToyHauler solar system schematic

    1. the converter is powered only when shore power is turned on. Position one on switch provides power to the 30 amp breaker which feeds the 15 amp breaker. From the 15 amp it goes thru the transfer switch and then out to the converter on the RV power panel. 2. No problem with surge, the...
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    RV ToyHauler solar system schematic

    Please review this wiring diagram of my system and make any suggestions. I left out the 12 volt DC positive wires for clarity. Please excuse the rough artwork. ;) The inverter has internal bonding between the neutral and the chassis ground.
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    Residential solar panel install part 2

    I am going to toss out the Anderson connector. I eventually will go with another 280 ah battery to add to the present one.
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    Residential solar panel install part 2

    I have a 280 amp hour Lithium battery. Out looking at my set up, it appears I have 4 gauge wire from my battery to the anderson connector, then from the other side of the anderson connector I have the same wire that I cut off to shorten the inverter wire that came with the inverter. The seller...
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    Residential solar panel install part 2

    Just went out and recorded some voltage numbers when running the microwave. The inverter LED reads 13.0 Volts incoming with just the inverter on and no other loads. Turn on the microwave which pulls 109 amps and the voltage reading from the inverter LED now reads 11.9 volts. That is quite a...
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    Residential solar panel install part 2

    I have been reviewing the excellent write-up and diagrams by @FilterGuy and I do believe you are correct about my grounding scheme. I will revamp and run the shore power ground thru the transfer switch. When on shore power the earth/ground will be thru the shore power ground, and when on...
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    Residential solar panel install part 2

    I will order some 2 gauge wire and connectors tomorrow. I did notice a voltage drop when running the microwave. Tomorrow I will go out and run it again and get some numbers.
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    Residential solar panel install part 2

    Sorry I haven't responded, I have been working 12 hr shifts the last 2 days. Tomorrow I will explore this more fully and try and make a diagram of my set up.
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    Residential solar panel install part 2

    The inverter I use uses an internal bond from the chassis ground to the 3 wire connector according to the seller. I tested it with an ohm meter and they were connected. The switch is good for 690v and 32 amps
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    Residential solar panel install part 2

    The company claims that they are approx 2 gauge. From the battery to the bus bar I am using 4 gauge, about 18" with the 4 gauge. Wire charts I have looked at show that is adequate. The only thing I would use the microwave for would be heating up a cup of coffee for 2 minutes. When testing it...
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    Residential solar panel install part 2

    I finish my install and test it out in the winter sun.
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    Residential Panels mounted to my trailer roof

    I have been calling it VRB tape, thanks for setting me straight, dang tube of lexon, works just like the lexel! :rolleyes:
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    Residential Panels mounted to my trailer roof

    Just uploaded a video detailing my installation of solar panels on my trailer roof. Total of 1480 watts worth of panels on a 7x16 trailer. I think I have the roof covered.
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    I can't even express the right words....

    I never bought the hard drive, I was stationed in Germany at the time and didn't want to spend the money. Remember the "Computer Shopper" monthly magazine, which weighed about 6 pounds! I used to read that thing from front to back, even though 80% of it was ads.
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