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Old 01-04-2016, 05:33 PM   #51
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I'll have to wait until next month when we head out to see how they perform in full sun. Unfortunately the panel wiring is packed away under the riveted panels so it is a make do situation until the bus and array are dismantled and setup in permanent locations.

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Old 01-04-2016, 08:28 PM   #52
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I'm pretty sure that bald spot wasn't there on my head before I started this panel project. Right? I feel like I spent a lot of time scratching my head. LOL
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Old 01-05-2016, 08:51 AM   #53
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Great update, I truly hope you keep us updated with your future adventures on and off the bus
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Old 01-06-2016, 10:37 AM   #54
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Here are some up to date photos. Current location has the front of the bus pointing South. Note the trees on each side. Trees to the South as well.

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0/4 AWG battery Cables from Handicap lift. Oak pallet wood hold that battery bank in place. the two boards sitting on top of the batteries are floating while that pallet on top is supported by posts on the side so the weight of the inverter and pallet don't rest on the batteries.

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Old 01-06-2016, 10:45 AM   #56
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Top right is the 9 strings at 72V nominal with 3amp glass fuses. Runs through 100Amp DC breaker to Midnite solar 150. Midnite solar 150 to 24v Bus bar. 24v Bus bar to marine DC fuse block.

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Old 02-17-2016, 09:28 AM   #58
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We are 10 days on the road and I'm proud that my solar array is working great. We have been driving down twisty country roads and camping in shaded campgrounds. Without any concern to orientation of the bus we are able to fully charge our batteries each day. On a partly clouded day at 11am near D.C. parked with panels facing south I read a little over 300 Watts. Now in Georgia I'll be setting up the computer soon to record total daily charge.



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Hey Big...really enjoying following along and seeing the pix...but puleeeze...size the pics down to something that will load in less than 15 minutes. My crappy connection can't handle many big images without locking up and I really want to see them all.
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Hey Big...really enjoying following along and seeing the pix...but puleeeze...size the pics down to something that will load in less than 15 minutes. My crappy connection can't handle many big images without locking up and I really want to see them all.
We are posting most of our photo through Instagram now.

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