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Old 07-05-2017, 08:35 PM   #41
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Already did it - see the link in my signature.
And I think you should get a couple more solar panels and then get a Tesla as a toad...
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Old 07-06-2017, 07:21 AM   #42
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So streight to the point, how much has the price dropped since you purchased?
I purchased an entire system so cannot answer - and it was only a few months ago. It is important to understand that there is a lot more to a lithium battery bank that just a few cells and a couple of cables. Every cell is monitored by a computer, the computer watches for high and low voltage conditions and isolates the lithium cells if detected, the charging voltage is slightly different than that typically provided by alternators and chargers.
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I posted earlier about storing enough solar power to heat at night and it became unpractical. How do you manage...?
I follow the moderate weather conditions so lots of AC or heat is not required. By winter, I will be in the warmest/lowest elevation place I can find (southwest Arizona). I haven't done anything with it yet but my current plan is a diesel fired hydronic heat system.
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And I think you should get a couple more solar panels and then get a Tesla as a toad...
HA!! The Tesla would be awesome!! Installing more solar panels is worth it - just for the shade effect!!
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I purchased an entire system so cannot answer - and it was only a few months ago. It is important to understand that there is a lot more to a lithium battery bank that just a few cells and a couple of cables. Every cell is monitored by a computer, the computer watches for high and low voltage conditions and isolates the lithium cells if detected, the charging voltage is slightly different than that typically provided by alternators and chargers.
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I follow the moderate weather conditions so lots of AC or heat is not required. By winter, I will be in the warmest/lowest elevation place I can find (southwest Arizona). I haven't done anything with it yet but my current plan is a diesel fired hydronic heat system.
i'm very interested in the hydronic heat especially the storage part, please keep us up to date and let us know if you need any help (especially from someone like me with zero experience...!).
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Hmmmm...any idea what killed three batteries?
Probably not turning the beast over.
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