ron cash: Does the charge controller keep the battery from being overcharged ?
okmoontan: I have a 45 watt system (Harbor Freight) with a Thunderbolt charge
controller and a Cen-Tech power inverter rated at 1000 watt continuous,
2000 watt surge.So far I only have 2 12v deep cycle marine batteries
attached. Now, this setup will power lights, or TV or fans, but not coffee
makers or toasters. I don't know about the fridge yet. Eventually, I would
like to go completely solar, but I don't know how big of a inverter to get
or how many batteries or panels. I know my average monthly electrical usage
but I don't know how to figure it all together. Can you help? Email me
Brian Brayns: does that screen work for keeping bugs out?
james dean: I spent about 600 bucks on my system and haven't paid for power for almost
8 months so already paid for itself. And im talking lights ,H.D. tv, two
phones and a laptop all day and night But..... i have a home built for 12v
and propane appliances not a home built for the grid. And i can honestly
say that my cost of living is a fraction of what it used to be.
Eli Hanson: I was thinking of hooking something like this up in my garage and plugging
in a couple of power strips and running power cords to plug in my fish tank
lights. They are all led and don't use a ton of power, and are on only 12
hours a day. But I have 10 fish tanks so I thought this would help with my
power bill. Thoughts??
Constantine Joseph: Hi I have a generator producing high amps. The max amp is 60a tolerance
for a charge controller in Singapore. Are there charge controllers in the
US with higher ampere tolerance like 100 amps and higher?
Monir Ahmed: sir i want to setup 500 watt solar panel now please tel me,if i have 500
watt solar panel and one 100 ah battery and one charge controller,one 500
watt inverter dc to ac than what else i need and how many watt ac may i get
from it.because i like to use my water pump from this power.my pump is 400
homeostasis4me: Subbed. Whereabouts in Tn are ya? I'm in Carroll County. My wife, son, and
myself vacation in the Smokies every year. Have for a quarter century. What
I'd give to live in the Appalachian chain....
GalaXy808 .: I'm a beginner about solar things,very nice video
kathy johnston: hi mark. i have 3 40 watt solar pannels colmans connected individully to 7
amp charge controllers not sure if i need them each connected to thier own
controller then i connected these to a 1 set of battery clamps that came
with the pannels then went to connect the clams to a deep cycle 12v marine
battery i connect the red positive 1st then went to connect the negitive
black and stopped because it was sparking if you have tome please email me
any help you can recommend thanks kathy
David Holt: Thanks for posting this Mark.
John Puccetti: Nice job!
tony milano: can u run a 115V window ac ??
Snitchy1989: Hi there. I live in the middle of farm land, and no gas supply to my home
(105 year old cottage), with all electric heating etc, my electric bills
are rather expensive each month. So i was thinking about building this sort
of setup and running it in my front porch. with multiple batteries in
Parallel for extended run times per charge (5 or 6 batteries).. with a
5000w inverter, which is plenty enough to power all my electronic items
during the evenings when its mostly used...
What sort of Whattage solar panel would i require to charge the batteries?
Also, what does the whattage actually do in this case? does a higher
whattage panel charge the batteries quicker?
And could i like multiple solar panels together to achieve higher whattage?
IE: 5x 100w panels to make 500w..
Coss Sah: mark you are my hero but be sure it wud be harmfull to touch anything like
this with bare hands 1:25
Dan H: Hi mark how are those 8D batteries doing do you think they go 5 years and
on average how far down do you discharge them.
momstheword11: thanks for this video!
David Chandler: I was thinking about buying that battery ( I think that is a heavy
equipment battery). How does it hold up to cold?
Robert Wachob: nice job, thank you
Glenn Hough: what battery brand is good to use?
se7encapadon: What type of batteries are those
Adam Murray: Mark, does the wattage of the panels have to match the wattage of the
charge controller? im thinking of setting up a basic unit say 150watt of
panels to run the fridge, freezer and other small load devices in the
laundary. great videos very informative
Robert Wachob: What guage wire do you recommend for a four battery system? I see 4 gauge
Chuck Maceac: Hi, Mark..
Need a bit of Help please..
I intend to build some solar Panels of around 1000 watts on my house. I
start buying slowly solar cells and other parts to stack up with my
I have some questions:
How many AMPS my Charge Controller must be? Is 30 Amps too small for 1000
watts solar panel? Your CC the white one, how big it is ?
How many Watts the Inverter must be for a 1000 watts solar panel? 1200
Watts is too small?
and last question..
How many batteries I need ( 12V ) for this system? 4 are enough?
Thank you indeed..
se7encapadon: I meant how many amps per battery?
1wOrld No Nukes: How to connect solar panels to battery bank/charge controller/inverter,
Wiring diagrams - http://youtu.be/MuaT-Ug0kQY
Nasser AL-Otaibi: that was pretty simple. thanks for sharing
ewuest66: Mark. Just found your video. Good Info. Ive just started to read up on
solar power. Why aren't you using fuses in the system. Thanks
supermanlxvi: Mark. Love the videos! Question: I have accumulated 7 solar panels varying
from 5-25w / 13-21v /.42-1.5a . Can I combine these panels to 1 busbar then
go to charge controller?
mettu shekar: modulaes
SteveoBenovski: No Birds, Squirrels or mice, But, I bet you got a saw neck! Good video,
thanks for the info
Brian Kreisler: Can you please tell me which Coleman Air you are using? I don't see it on
thier site. Thanks
Glenn Hough: this is very interesting, very informative video..
markp0177: Yes wire them in series.
Patrick Minns: (Continued) Likewise, the same process for the negative wires save for they
go to a separate terminal block. The problem I am having is that the single
wire going to the charge controller seems only to be carrying the energy
generated by the lead that is directly opposite the lead that is going off
to the charge controller. Am I supposed to use something other than a
terminal block?? Please help!!!!
markp0177: My panel are 150 feet away. I use #2 aluminum wire from my panels to a
terminal bar. The terminal bar is on the other side of that wall. I use #2
because I got if for $30 from the scrap yard.
Hackintosh Slovakia: thanks for great tutorial again!
markp0177: It is a model C80 diversion controller.
lamartosh: Hey glad to see someone does it simple .i like that keep it up buddy .all
mine is too .
markp0177: No they did not come with the controller. You can buy the wire at your
local hardware store or off ebay.
markp0177: I don't think it will work on DC. You need a amp meter wired in with a
shunt and then you take your voltage times your amps to get watts.
robviolin1: What is the reason why you did not hook the batteries up in series?
Balaji Pala: how work salar panels out put is given 200watt panel20amps directlty
connected how to sare load current with load and battery
markp0177: It changes the voltage, parallel keeps the voltages the same and series
adds the voltage up.
DrShaz Austin D: I love all the extra little tips. I am in the Peace Corps in Belize and am
encouraging the Cooperative who is interested in going solar to take a look
at your videos. Problem is that things are so expensive to import into
Belize if they are not here. Do you sell your made panels to overseas
markp0177: For this short distance I used a #2 wire.
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