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    Newbie - +ve terminal is toast - what could have caused this

    my thought . dirty connector and vibration from the motor . caused a loose connection . and a arc built up and with that arc . heat built up. fun fact . do you know a arc welder runs on about 48v at 50 amps .. humm look at your numbers https://www.instructables.com/SolarWelder/
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    sorry i did not get back to ya right away .. ok 3k watts.. lets look panels first i like used...

    sorry i did not get back to ya right away .. ok 3k watts.. lets look panels first i like used for the price point. and new on the rest you can pick them up for about 50 to 80 for each panel now. and read about renogy here . its seems not to be liked..
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    Growatt SPF 5000ES Alibaba suppliers

    i see why you are looking at them the prices are good. let us know how it turned out and how long it took. if they dont respond to your letters questioning things.. specs . info on the panels. ect. then i would worry. its good that you are checking. for all of us. ...
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    Growatt SPF 5000ES Alibaba suppliers

    got mine from a us supply. https://shop.signaturesolar.us/products/8kw-48v-240vac-split-phase-120a-250vdc-off-grid-inverter-by-growatt
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    speak. tell us your story or ask a question. merry christmas

    speak. tell us your story or ask a question. merry christmas
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    and you are to tell us how DID IT GO great . ? problems we should look out for . things that can...

    and you are to tell us how DID IT GO great . ? problems we should look out for . things that can be a shortcut and not burn the house down.. tell us more. and merry christmas
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    Sanity Check ~13kw System Build, Storage Requirements, Growatt 12kw?

    might look here also. i bought from here. so far so good. https://shop.signaturesolar.us/
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    i am not will prowse.. here is panels for ya . buy used on the panels and new on the inverter...

    i am not will prowse.. here is panels for ya . buy used on the panels and new on the inverter charge controler. my thought.
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    Sanity Check ~13kw System Build, Storage Requirements, Growatt 12kw?

    https://www.mppsolar.com/v3/ have fun shoping
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    Talk me out of the Victron 3,000va inverter

    i am a component level tech. and this is not the tubes or the tvs i repaired so. i kept it simple for me used panels for cost savings and new growatt for the easy way it is wired. where are you in doing all the wiring is what i kinda asked .. i am old enough when you bought a stereo it was...
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    Talk me out of the Victron 3,000va inverter

    the only thing i see is do you want this , and or this . so let me ask how good are you at this?
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    Growatt 48V 12KW lnverter Split Phase and Minimum Battery

    me and a chain hoist. 8k model 180 lb shipping
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    Splitting DC into 2x Inverters

    would this work for you?
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    Is this good to start out?

    here a small step up. mppt charger is nice all tho if you had the room and money buy used and get a better deal.
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    Growatt 48V 12KW lnverter Split Phase and Minimum Battery

    i went growatt . signaturesolar i like so far. its a good year
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    SUV SYSTEM, HOMELESS IN FL.

    i moved to kansas on my ssdi. find a state where the rent is low and take your check and head there. good hunting
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    Small wind turbines no longer worth it?

    it will keep the battery topped off at nite. bad days. just got in my istabreeze. it should start working at 3.5 miles per hour. and it is well built. or i shall see.. i am looking for the real deal tho . Jacobs windmill .
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    Why so much stuff? bells whistles or is it needed?

    now aint that pretty.. wow
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    Be patient with the new/ignorant guy!

    start with used panes to save money and new like below for the warranty. my thoughts make it as simple as can
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    Is a CMF battery safe for indoor use?

    hole threw the wall where needed vented outside. any other ideas?
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    new heating building with solar energy

    i did not know where to post this . enjoy
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    Can you guys check my system?

    as quoted . fuses protect wires. so yes a breaker is need. and there are dc breakers made by square d and others. some one will tell you about what size. mine takes a 80amp. for the battery box. yours might be different. also breakers for the panels.. a few buck will save you money down the...
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    Is a CMF battery safe for indoor use?

    should be vented for the gas to leave. out of the house. the people here will let us know if i am wrong
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    How to measure output of grid tie Micro Inverter

    there is a set of cables that go from one to the next in series and i have not tried them out yet they are 220volt so when i find the cable and learn more.. programming i will check that . thanks for the info. i was going to treat them like these other microinverters now i will think a bit on...
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    How to measure output of grid tie Micro Inverter

    under stood . i payed 70 for the panel and 33 i think for the micro inverter and mind you it does not produce power for that 10 hours. its starts with low wattage in the morning and goes up till mid afternoon then back down till dark. should last me 10 15 years and the price of electric here...
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    How to measure output of grid tie Micro Inverter

    i used .. and use still. they are not ul 1741 approved .. and they do great
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    kinda starter stuff in this. enjoy https://www.builditsolar.com/

    kinda starter stuff in this. enjoy https://www.builditsolar.com/
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    How to measure output of grid tie Micro Inverter

    yes and it was easy. and my kill a watt meter also does what in that video.. that video is feeding it to the grid. and mine was offseting the high wattage of the space heater during the day. measuring it by the hour to get a curve of the wattage. . play with it those are simple and easy to use...
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    Off grid setup, phase 1 (DC side)

    also ac breakers coming in and ac breakers going out. protect that equipment .some one here said fuses protect the wires going to and from so they do not get hot and set on fire. ect. some of that is my words. so much info here.
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    How to measure output of grid tie Micro Inverter

    here it is in pictures.. sometime have a hard time describing ideas. the orange cord is my micro-inverters coming in the white cord is the heater heater draws about 1200watts by itself with the panels added it 200 watts that is 900 watts if savings. if this helps you can you your meter for this
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    Off grid setup, phase 1 (DC side)

    maybe fuses or breakers for the solar panels.. just a thought
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    Hello,I would be grateful for some help wrapping my head around the details of planning an off-grid system.

    add in one wind gen for the nite and bad days. a ista breeze 48 volt to keep all things charged standby gen for the real bad day that turns into a week.. not really but could happen
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    Hello. New to the forum. So excited.

    no not at all. it is a start on your needs . you plug your coffee pot into it and it tells you how many watts it was or amps. do your fridge and run it for a day and see the total amount of power you used in k watts. its handy. and yes buy a multi meter. start with a autorange one. buy this...
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