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  • #76
    No coconut crabs but plenty of mud crabs. About $2 a kilo. Sorry about cubicles and computing. Never done it myself. Spent most of my life spearfishing for a living.

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    • #77
      Originally posted by Aussiemike View Post
      No coconut crabs but plenty of mud crabs. About $2 a kilo. Sorry about cubicles and computing. Never done it myself. Spent most of my life spearfishing for a living.
      Not me, Never been a office worker. Construction my whole life till I wrecked my back. Retired now and enjoying time between Catalina Island and Baja California.
      Anyhow, I wish you success with your solar project in that beautiful locale.
      2.2kw Suntech mono, Classic 200, NEW Trace SW4024

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      • #78
        Originally posted by Aussiemike View Post
        Is this the sticker for your panel? (post #17) it lists Voc as 36V 36 x 4 panels in series = 144v into a 150V controller is very risky

        Your panels are 30V panels, not 12v, 12V panels produce Vmp at about 18V. These are Grid-Tie design panels.

        Last edited by Mike90250; 03-11-2018, 12:06 PM.
        Powerfab top of pole PV mount (2) | Listeroid 6/1 w/st5 gen head | XW6048 inverter/chgr | Iota 48V/15A charger | Morningstar 60A MPPT | 48V, 800A NiFe Battery (in series)| 15, Evergreen 205w "12V" PV array on pole | Midnight ePanel | Grundfos 10 SO5-9 with 3 wire Franklin Electric motor (1/2hp 240V 1ph ) on a timer for 3 hr noontime run - Runs off PV ||
        || Midnight Classic 200 | 10, Evergreen 200w in a 160VOC array ||
        || VEC1093 12V Charger | Maha C401 aa/aaa Charger | SureSine | Sunsaver MPPT 15A

        solar: http://tinyurl.com/LMR-Solar
        gen: http://tinyurl.com/LMR-Lister

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        • #79
          Mike, if you refer back to his last plan drawing on post #57, he is using 200 watt 12 volt panels with this system. He has 4 200 watt 12 volt panels and 2 250 watt 60 cell panels which after much discussion are not in this plan any more.
          2.2kw Suntech mono, Classic 200, NEW Trace SW4024

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          • #80
            Post a fresh pic of the panel spec label.....
            Powerfab top of pole PV mount (2) | Listeroid 6/1 w/st5 gen head | XW6048 inverter/chgr | Iota 48V/15A charger | Morningstar 60A MPPT | 48V, 800A NiFe Battery (in series)| 15, Evergreen 205w "12V" PV array on pole | Midnight ePanel | Grundfos 10 SO5-9 with 3 wire Franklin Electric motor (1/2hp 240V 1ph ) on a timer for 3 hr noontime run - Runs off PV ||
            || Midnight Classic 200 | 10, Evergreen 200w in a 160VOC array ||
            || VEC1093 12V Charger | Maha C401 aa/aaa Charger | SureSine | Sunsaver MPPT 15A

            solar: http://tinyurl.com/LMR-Solar
            gen: http://tinyurl.com/LMR-Lister

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            • #81
              Sorry for the confusion guys.
              Had just written a long explanation and the power went off. Lost it all.
              The joys of living in the third world.
              Also checked on Google maps.
              Nice part of the world also LH.
              Bet you have some great fishing there.
              Back when I get some power.

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              • #82
                Sorry Mike, when you guys told me I had the wrong panels with those two 24v I decided to use tow different systems as in #46 and #47.
                I am now concernarating on a 24v system using the 4 x 12v 200w panels I have as in the diagram below.
                I am going to use the 24v panels in a 12v system which I will figure out after I put in place the 24v system.
                The one now is this one.
                If by any chance there is a way to incorporate the grid tie panels I am all ears.
                Thank you for being so patient with me.

                solar 24.jpg

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                • #83
                  Still need a pic of the stickers off the back of each style of panels that you want to use.telling me it's a 12V panel is next to meaningless, like I have a 300W peak stereo.
                  Powerfab top of pole PV mount (2) | Listeroid 6/1 w/st5 gen head | XW6048 inverter/chgr | Iota 48V/15A charger | Morningstar 60A MPPT | 48V, 800A NiFe Battery (in series)| 15, Evergreen 205w "12V" PV array on pole | Midnight ePanel | Grundfos 10 SO5-9 with 3 wire Franklin Electric motor (1/2hp 240V 1ph ) on a timer for 3 hr noontime run - Runs off PV ||
                  || Midnight Classic 200 | 10, Evergreen 200w in a 160VOC array ||
                  || VEC1093 12V Charger | Maha C401 aa/aaa Charger | SureSine | Sunsaver MPPT 15A

                  solar: http://tinyurl.com/LMR-Solar
                  gen: http://tinyurl.com/LMR-Lister

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                  • #84
                    Thanks Mike but the panels in question are down in Tanzania and I am in Kenya..AFAIK They are normal 12v 200 watt panels.

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                    • #85
                      Thanks Mike but the panels in question are down in Tanzania and I am in Kenya..AFAIK They are normal 12v 200 watt panels.

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                      • #86
                        Originally posted by Aussiemike View Post
                        Thanks Mike but the panels in question are down in Tanzania and I am in Kenya..AFAIK They are normal 12v 200 watt panels.
                        normal 12V panel is 18Vmp, 23Voc 4 in series gives you 92V to kill you charge controller with, at 70F. Does you controller handle 92V ? You have to read the label & manual. If the weather gets colder, the Voc goes higher. Sticker on the back of the panel gives that data too..
                        Powerfab top of pole PV mount (2) | Listeroid 6/1 w/st5 gen head | XW6048 inverter/chgr | Iota 48V/15A charger | Morningstar 60A MPPT | 48V, 800A NiFe Battery (in series)| 15, Evergreen 205w "12V" PV array on pole | Midnight ePanel | Grundfos 10 SO5-9 with 3 wire Franklin Electric motor (1/2hp 240V 1ph ) on a timer for 3 hr noontime run - Runs off PV ||
                        || Midnight Classic 200 | 10, Evergreen 200w in a 160VOC array ||
                        || VEC1093 12V Charger | Maha C401 aa/aaa Charger | SureSine | Sunsaver MPPT 15A

                        solar: http://tinyurl.com/LMR-Solar
                        gen: http://tinyurl.com/LMR-Lister

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                        • #87
                          Thanks Mike.
                          Have I bought another white elephant?

                          40A specifications:
                          Size: Approx. 24.9x17.9x15.6cm/ 9.80x7.05x6.14"
                          Nominal system voltage: 12/24V auto work
                          Rated charge current: 40A
                          Rated discharge current: 40A
                          Battery input voltage range: 8V~32V
                          Max. PV input power: 520W(12V); 1040W(24V)
                          Self-consumption: ≤20mA (12V); ≤16mA (24V)
                          Discharge circuit voltage drop: ≤0.18V
                          Temperature compensation coefficient: -3mV/

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                          • #88
                            Latest Layout.
                            I must be getting close now.
                            ???

                            solar 24.jpg

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                            • #89
                              Originally posted by Aussiemike View Post
                              Thanks Mike.
                              Have I bought another white elephant?

                              40A specifications:
                              Size: Approx. 24.9x17.9x15.6cm/ 9.80x7.05x6.14"
                              Nominal system voltage: 12/24V auto work
                              Rated charge current: 40A
                              Rated discharge current: 40A
                              Battery input voltage range: 8V~32V
                              Max. PV input power: 520W(12V); 1040W(24V)
                              Self-consumption: ≤20mA (12V); ≤16mA (24V)
                              Discharge circuit voltage drop: ≤0.18V
                              Temperature compensation coefficient: -3mV/
                              Hmmmm no spec for input voltage.

                              Here's a link to a real MPPT controller
                              https://www.morningstarcorp.com/products/sunsaver-mppt/
                              and some of it's specs https://2n1s7w3qw84d2ysnx3ia2bct-wpe...ENG10_1111.pdf
                              Battery Voltage Range 7-36 volts
                              Powerfab top of pole PV mount (2) | Listeroid 6/1 w/st5 gen head | XW6048 inverter/chgr | Iota 48V/15A charger | Morningstar 60A MPPT | 48V, 800A NiFe Battery (in series)| 15, Evergreen 205w "12V" PV array on pole | Midnight ePanel | Grundfos 10 SO5-9 with 3 wire Franklin Electric motor (1/2hp 240V 1ph ) on a timer for 3 hr noontime run - Runs off PV ||
                              || Midnight Classic 200 | 10, Evergreen 200w in a 160VOC array ||
                              || VEC1093 12V Charger | Maha C401 aa/aaa Charger | SureSine | Sunsaver MPPT 15A

                              solar: http://tinyurl.com/LMR-Solar
                              gen: http://tinyurl.com/LMR-Lister

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                              • #90
                                Battery input voltage range: 8V~32V ????

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