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    Default Wiring interconnect goodies & volt drop loss calculator

    first - an on-line voltage drop calc for AC runs: (3% loss)
    http://www.elec-toolbox.com/calculators/voltdrop.htm

    Dc or AC
    Voltage Drop Calculator :

    http://www.nooutage.com/vdrop.htm
    http://www.electrician2.com/vd_calculator.htm
    http://www.elec-toolbox.com/calculators/voltdrop.htm

    spreadsheet based voltage drop calculator:
    http://www.solar-guppy.com/download/...calculator.zip
    voltage_drop_calculator_SolarGuppy.zip


    and i found some really nifty terminals / terminal blocks for splices and taps for my AC wiring. I had to run about 900' of #6 aluminum wire, and these were some of the few things that are rated for al wire, and easier to use than the Al/Cu split bolts, if you have the right size wrenches.
    POWER DISTRIBUTION BLOCKS Mfg by

    And for your batteries, the terminal mount fuse blocks by Blue Sea are hard to beat.

    MRBF terminal fuse by blue sea (MRBF - Marine Rated Battery Fuse)

    Get the fuse & holder.
    Last edited by Mike90250; 12-04-2011 at 11:37 AM.
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    spreadsheet based voltage drop calculator:
    http://www.solar-guppy.com/download/...calculator.zip
    http://www.solarpaneltalk.com/showth...oss-calculator

    http://www.mike-burgess.org/PVinfo_2.html

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    battery lugs http://tinyurl.com/LMR-BigLug
    Setting up batteries http://tinyurl.com/LMR-NiFe

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