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Old 03-19-2012, 11:36 PM
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Yep.. Looks good to me..
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Rack for my new inverter in work.
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Sweet! Lookin' good, Ross. It doesn't look like it got too beat up in transit..
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Its level, I just wasn't holding the camera level.

Will wait till the morning to wire it up when I'm not hot & tired. And I have the manula my neighbor printed for me fom the pdf online.

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I'm up & running. To say I'm thrilled would be an understatement. With the inverter turned on & chest freezer plugged in I'm using 0.6amp. I'll monitor everything for a few days. I'm curious what the current draw will be when chest freezer kicks on & fan in inverter starts running.

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That 0.6 dropped to 0.3amps.

Be interesting to see percent of charge of the batteries first thing in the morning.

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Fantastic! I hope it works out well for you..
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Sundown my batteries were 100% according to my controller. We'll see what it is first thing in the morning.

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Yesterday I put a 64oz plastic bottle of water in the chest freezer & its frozen. Batteries still at 100% charge. So looking like something is set up right. BTW, checked controller & it was at 22.8amp coming from the panels.

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Actually, the little chest freezer doesn't seem like much of a load on my solar system. Its surge draw is 12.3amps & run is 1.69amps.

Now, that 10,000BTU AC unit mounted in the conex that draws 9.3amps will be another story.

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Plug it in and find out..
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I need to set up an 8-10ft extension cord atleast 14 gauge. Then I will try it.
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With the change of inverters & better able to adjust the solar panels, chest freezer seems to be putting very little load on my system.
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Good equipment and a little tweeking will do alot for a small system..
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My little solar system has come a long way with your help 12vman.
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Just remember everything you've learned and help someone else..
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Been doing that on a gun forum where they have a survival section.

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Here is my concern with being able to run the air conditioner. When the dogs & me need to go in there its probably going to be summer when its super hot & will be because of a tropical storm or hurricane. Normal temperature for a dog is about 101. I've 7 rotties averaging 100lbs each. Just from the dogs & me its going to get hot.
Want to be able to keep it cooled down which will help keep the stress level down.

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Its been two weeks since leaving the chest freezer plugged in. According to the controller, I've maintained 100% battery charge the entire time. I'm really thrilled with my system.

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