I have two of these same kits… on a wood frame I built. pvc cracks in the
sun. Question: how do you put this in a faraday cage and still have
openings to plug things in? Can you show me the faraday cage? I have
three deep marine batteries on a 1K 2K watt inverter.
How many Amps is your 90 Watt system actually providing you? I have the
same (2 sets of panels) system, and it never, ever produced more than 1.5
Amps. I have two deep cycle (NEW) batteries, with a Wattmeter (G.T.
Powere 130A) in-iline with input.from panels to the controller. I also
placed another Wattmeter in-line to the battery bank from the controller
identifying very similar figures. I’m thinking the volts are floating
without a load, But,under ‘different’ size loads 1.5Amps has been the
highest I’ve gotten; Something I’m missing? When the weather clears I’ll
check connections again. I’m thinking the system has a maximum rating of
producing 7Amps so, 1.5 on a clear sunny day pointing directly at the sun
15 watt panel = about 1 amp . GREAT video you are so right solar scares
people. I have had my setup so long the panels are actually silver and the
controller has 3,6,9 volt and even came with a multi charging cable. This
is a perfect system to get use to solar and learn what it can do and NOT
do. Your setup is exactly what it’s made for small scale. Please get a
battery box and get it away from anything that sparks.
Hi, you said you had 4 sets and 4 controllers but you only need two
controllers. how do you hook up the two sets of panels to one controller
? Do you simply combine the wires in the back of one of the controllers ?
Can the controller handle 80 watts ?
Your power inverter needs to be a pure “sine wave”. The regular inverters
can cause radio/tv noise, or damage sensitive electronics. Also to prevent
theft, I went 24v input, & 24v panels. Also 2 systems, 220 for higher
loads at 2500w & 110 at 1500w, for the stuff your doing. Your radios will
last much longer
+southernprepper1 I shared this video with someone on Facebook, cuz it is
good starter info. Since I was at it, I looked up the product for them, too.
Figured since I already had this open I could share a link, just to be
If I was going that direction, I wouldn’t go with that type of battery set
up but rather an AGM deep cycle, AGMs last much longer, more stable, less
mainatince and sotre more power. I work at batteris plus in PA if anyone is
getting 40 watt coleman system for $ 99 and getting 4 of them. have 3000
watt inverter for $ 180. all i am missing is the batteries. hear golf cart
batteries are because the designed recharge many times.
Ping Pong, Do you happen to have any information on doing solar seperate
from the grid? What I am hoping to do at my place is put in a hybrid system
that is not directly tied to the grid. But I am wondering if there is a way
to wire it so that if something happened I could flip over to grid power
fairly quickly. Can you recommend anything or even just point me in the
I’ve started even smaller, just using a 12v scooter battery and a solar
trickle charger. Have a couple sets of 12 volt LED lights and a 12 volt
fan. Don’t have an inverter yet, but that’s the next addition. Its a teeny
tiny setup, would do me next to zero good in a grid down anything, but its
perfect for me to learn on. Thanks for helping to take the fear out of a
i bought 2 batterys 1 old battery in other 3 set with 3 panel to charge set
too run 400 watt inverter computer/tv & dvd for camper the biger set will
run camper’s gride off solar too! beside the house stuff!!!
Looks like fun, how would someone take a few sets of those panels and
connect them together to give better battery charging power? I’d like to
start out small but would like to stick to a budget and add a few more
panel kits as I go.
To be honest with you, you made it very simple to install the whole system.
I do appreciate you guys taking the time to help others. With out good ppl
like you guys , what would be this like. thanks alot
Thanks so much, great video well explained. Sourcing everything in France
will be an adventure but at least with your links etc I can look everything
up and print pictures before I go and drive some shop assistant mad! Thanks
I would like to know more about how the venting works, are you forcing the
air out and letting new air just come in because of the lower pressure?
Also Should there be some kind of fuse on the batteries? Any short on the
wires going to the inverter or the charge controller would turn the wires
into a heating element.
Thanks! Good information here about this system! I appreciate it very much.
Think about putting the loop on the battery cable connection protector
around the cable if you ever have it off again. Cheap and tacky? Nope.
Wow. If I had known setting up solar power was this easy, I would have
rigged up something like this in my boat house and had a TV out there and
maybe create a little bit of a man cave. I know what I’m doing this