New batteries!


Complete, with no untoward arky-sparky. This is a job Less-Confident Joel could find excuses to put off for a week. I did it with thunder overhead.

Also included some cable-routing improvements that have been sitting on the cabinet for a year or more, so maybe I shouldn’t dislocate my shoulder patting myself on the back. But I did get it done. A couple of others require more cable.

Oh! And here comes the thunder again. Not so distant and right on time. If lightning blows up my system this evening of all times I’m going to be very put out.

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4 Responses to New batteries!

  1. Robert says:

    ” If lightning blows up my system this evening of all times I’m going to be very put out.”
    Yes, but the light show may be quite impressive!

    I hadn’t thought of lightning and solar panels before. Do you have lightning arrestors, etc? The dry desert soil means grounding rods are pretty but not very useful, I suspect.

  2. Joel says:

    I have grounding rods and circuit breakers but not lighting arresters.

  3. RCPete says:

    When the piggy bank is flush, check this out. I have one on one system, and have used the vendor (N. AZ Wind and Sun) a few times in the past 20 years. This guy is a bit under $100, and pretty easy to install. I think you’d need the 115V version.

    https://www.solar-electric.com/suprdemn.html

  4. Malatrope says:

    Nice! Swap the big black cable on the right with the skinny one on the top and the setup will be balanced. Believe it or not, the conductivity of the cabling at low voltages makes a difference in how the batteries charge and discharge. You’ve already taken the supply cables from the opposite corners, which is correct.

To the stake with the heretic!