markp0177: You need to use a terminal strip, so that they all are connected. You can find them on Ebay.
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!!!!
Patrick Minns: Hello Mark,
I have purchased glass from you as well as the frames used to make 5-solar panels. I am trying to wire the five panels into a terminal block, then on to my charge controller. How exactly do I wire the panels into the terminal block? I thought I could bring all five positive leads from the panels to one side of the terminal block, then run one single wire to the charge controller. I did this but it is not working? any ideas??? Thank you sir.
markp0177: I would need to know how many KWH you use a day. Batteries are rated by amp hours. Start with a 1000 watt system and 4 large deep cycle batteries and add to it as you need.
Jenson Guzman: how long would one battery last u using 3000 watts a day because im planning on using one for 24 7 use
markp0177: I have added a fuse, This video is several years old.
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
Cheersolargroup: welcome to contact with me for solar controller purchasing skype id: alicesolargloble
Paul Sharp: do not purchase solar panels prior to seeing this eyeopening presentation. google "mike lewis diy solar" and see for yourself
baddguy: Hey please Help, I have a question regarding using an inverter charger together with solar panels to charge your battery.
Where I live, power is intermittent, comes and goes. Right now, we just an inverter plugged into the AC socket, so that when mains power is available, the inverter charges the batteries.
Now we want to add solar panels, my question is, won't the charger on the inverter, and solar panel charging conflict, and maybe overcharge the batteries?
robviolin1: Ok - thank you for sharing.
markp0177: It changes the voltage, parallel keeps the voltages the same and series adds the voltage up.
robviolin1: Why is it preferred to wire in parallel in some cases and wire in series in other cases?
markp0177: I wired them in Parallel to stay at 12 volts, if I wired them in series I would get 24 volts.
robviolin1: What is the reason why you did not hook the batteries up in series?
markp0177: It would take a lot of batteries.
SteveoBenovski: No Birds, Squirrels or mice, But, I bet you got a saw neck!
Good video, thanks for the info
Glenn Hough: this is very interesting, very informative video..
TheBdd4: Thank you for a very informative video.
PaperChaserNate: had a question. can regular batterie(double a or what not) be use to power a car power inverter if enough batteries are connected in series. was wondering.not talking bout the 2 6v or 12v battery.
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.
KNIFE MAKER: will a kill a watt meter work on dc i need to see how much my panels are putting out have any ideas. thanks
markp0177: Thanks for the tips
First of all, good job on your videos. Thank you for that.
Now, there are some documents out there that suggest wiring the batteries a bit differently; They state that connecting the leads from the battery bank to the inverter from a single end of the bank may stress and eventually kill (over time) the first battery.
YouTube won't allow me posting the address of a website, but if you PM me, I'll send you a link. It is interesting, and, on your case, it only takes moving a single cable.
John Doe: Nice little slanted mount tips. Never thought of that.
markp0177: It is best to keep your batteries well vented to outside air.
MrFeravi: Hi Mark, Those batteries is not dangerous to charge at apartment?
markp0177: If you are charging a 12 volt system then you will need more than 12 volts so you will need to solder the four flat wire to give you 24 volts. All cells in series. You will have to check your instructions that came with your charge controller on max input voltage. I think tou will be fine with just 24 volts. Most panels are 18 volts.
Joe Theragman: Mark, I have four 24 Volt 230Watt solar panels. The junction box that should be on the back are gone and the four flat wires are accessable. I understand the two outter wires are the neg and positive. I am experienced at soldering so I have some excess extension cord wire to use to solder to the panel leads. Should I connect all the positive together and the negative's together and run to the charge controller. Will the controller take either 24v or 12V input? will the output be 12V for my batt?
markp0177: Yes if you are charging a 12 volt system.
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?
bhare4440: We appreciate the vids Mark, Thank u
mettu shekar: modulaes
markp0177: I would divide the system in two. I would use two coleman air 120 amp controllers and two outback inverters.
Robert TwoEagles: Mark, What would you say for a 95 watt solar panel(s) in 40 panels system. About how many charge controlers and power inverters will I need for this system also the fuses ? This system will be going to Morocco , so that is why all the questions . Thanks Mark , God bless ....TwoEagles
markp0177: No they did not come with the controller. You can buy the wire at your local hardware store or off ebay.
willey dok: Did the red, blue, and yellow wires come with the charge controller? If not, where can I buy the wires?
markp0177: The books/paperwork came with the inverter and charge controller when you buy them.
ice81503: where di you get the books/ paperwork
toram srinu: fantastic
markp0177: The Solar panels are only charging batteries, the batteries are powering the inverter.
Balaji Pala: how work salar panels out put is given 200watt panel20amps directlty connected how to sare load current with load and battery
Sekji Ani: Thanks, very informative
HARAVBO L-J: MOONSHINE
Rohit Pandit: thank you this was really helpful. thinking about creating my own solar panel for my house
ZEDSTODT: Eggzellent! Thanks bud!
markp0177: Yes this will run your computer but you will want to get a pure sine wave inverter.
ZEDSTODT: That is a fantastic setup. Can I run my desktop computer on it too (600 watt power supply)?
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