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4 X class solar flares to impact this weekend.

Thanks for the clarification. Do you mean transformer in the inverter?
I was referring to utility transformer, if anything was going to receive significant space weather DC current near you it would be the high voltage lines, and it would manifest in the primary winding of your utility transformer, where it could burn out the winding.

The transformer(s) in your inverter if there are any, are not attached to long overhead wires, so my impression is there's basically no chance that they'd suffer much inducted DC power off just the wires in your walls.
 
I was referring to utility transformer, if anything was going to receive significant space weather DC current near you it would be the high voltage lines, and it would manifest in the primary winding of your utility transformer, where it could burn out the winding.

The transformer(s) in your inverter if there are any, are not attached to long overhead wires, so my impression is there's basically no chance that they'd suffer much inducted DC power off just the wires in your walls.
I only have an off grid array to be concerned with, it seems that turning off the breaker on the array wouldn't likely help anything, or am I wrong?

The forecast is showing G3 now.
 
I only have an off grid array to be concerned with, it seems that turning off the breaker on the array wouldn't likely help anything, or am I wrong?

The forecast is showing G3 now.
The way I understand it, and that's only from what I've read in the last 24 hours, there's basically no chance anything's gonna be damaged by solar storm induction coming in through the main breaker, open or closed.

Theoretically, for middle power level extreme events, it's possible that turning off the breaker would protect stuff.

Also theoretically, in a higher level extreme event, a breaker only gives the wires maybe a half inch gap from your system. So lightning can jump over an open breaker and maybe theoretically the largest solar storms jump the gap too even while the breaker's off.
 
So maybe we need shutters to batten down during the extreme events. Or an automatic awning.
 
I only have an off grid array to be concerned with, it seems that turning off the breaker on the array wouldn't likely help anything, or am I wrong?
No risk to off-grid. Wires are not long enough.

The risk is problems with long transmission lines causing power fluctuations with distribution systems. Small chance a high voltage transmission line increases voltage in distribution system which makes it to a house.
 
3pm and still nothing.
I have seen small storms push the S-Meter to 8 in a matter of minutes after they hit. Right now the meter is barely registering a One on the 20 Meter Band.
 
I only have an off grid array to be concerned with, it seems that turning off the breaker on the array wouldn't likely help anything, or am I wrong?

The forecast is showing G3 now.
No, off grid, IMOP, leave it be, your system is to localized to catch energy from space.
 
We are a little tired though.
Like physically? Since I read this morning that space weather is actually associated with cardiac effects I'm wondering too lol. I would've absolutely never believed someone who made that claim, until I saw the papers on pubmed. Apparently the idea is space weather would cause some stress on the blood cells, and then as the body processes the damaged blood that could be the trigger for a cardio problem.

Not sure if my blood feels thicker right now or my coffee's just wearing off. Gonna go make another cup now before my 1pm personal cutoff.
 
Like physically? Since I read this morning that space weather is actually associated with cardiac effects I'm wondering too lol. I would've absolutely never believed someone who made that claim, until I saw the papers on pubmed. Apparently the idea is space weather would cause some stress on the blood cells, and then as the body processes the damaged blood that could be the trigger for a cardio problem.

Not sure if my blood feels thicker right now or my coffee's just wearing off. Gonna go make another cup now before my 1pm personal cutoff.
It's Friday and the work week is done. Think I will find something else to thin my blood.
 
The paper referenced a few pages ago was talking about voltages on the order of 1 to 3 V per kilometer, so your PV wires are not going to be affected.
Correct
This event isn't strong enough to worry about.
 
Oh Brother' one death bow after another. I call BS, just another fear and doom report.
Our sun is a dynamic energy source that controls our weather, heat cycles, cooling and probably our demise eventually. Another snooze event. IMOP

Don’t think for a second that hasn’t crossed my mind…
I’m just waiting to see the next big thing or event that can be sold as a threat to further the “conditioning” of the masses grey matter.

Fear is a very convincing salesman…

So let’s all hope it just a pretty light show and everyone has a ball ….
 
All I know is that I'm not putting a mask on.
You won’t have to …we’ll sorta …...they have got this condom shaped special fabric thing and you kinda roll it down over your body when you go to public places…don’t worry they have an oval shaped hole to stick your face out to Breath and talk … then you put a mask on over that …

we all will be safe from everything ….finally….
 
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