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
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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: What type of batteries are those
Richard Greer: How to connect solar panels to battery bank/charge controller/inverter,
Wiring diagrams - http://youtu.be/MuaT-Ug0kQY
Robert Wachob: nice job, thank you
se7encapadon: I meant how many amps per battery?
Emma Sutton: Thank you so much for the informative videos!
darknightwatcher: I wanted to ask if your panels are stationary or follow the sun? I have
beans and bullets and am starting with solar here in Ga. Just looking
around for help. John in Augusta
markp0177: Beans and Bullets. That should be the name of a TV show. lol. Mine do not
track the sun. I adjust the angle 3 times a year.
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.
markp0177: It would take a lot of batteries.
markp0177: Well you would need a 220 volt inverter. I would take a large arry and a
huge battery bank to just run the dryer and water heater. Use a solar water
heater to heat your water and a clothes line to dry. I have a youtube video
on how to make a simple solar water heater.
Sekji Ani: Thanks, very informative
how2duder: Much better Wow that makes a difference!! Thank you! Quick question so if I
have 8 batteries that are 6v and I wanted to make a 48v system I would have
to wire them in series correct?
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
HARAVBO L-J: MOONSHINE
toram srinu: fantastic
markp0177: Thanks for the tips
coley4ja: I hear you can convert your dryer to propane.
robviolin1: Ok - thank you for sharing.
Brian Kreisler: Cool, I will check them them out.
brookehaleybruce: How would I connect 220 for stove and dryer and hot water heater? Plus
regular current, do you know?
MrFeravi: Hi Mark, Those batteries is not dangerous to charge at apartment?
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: The Solar panels are only charging batteries, the batteries are powering
thelegendbullet937: 300 watts going through that small of a gauge wire? What voltage are your
solar panels feeding? If not 24 or more I'd suggest larger gauge wire from
your panels so that you're not having line loss. If you want, you can PM me
and I'll send you a link to a handy site that will give you a list what
gauge wire to use based on the amperage you want to pull through it and how
long of wire you want to use.
idahoant: Fantastic. Thanks. What gage wire did you use to connect the batteries?
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