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Offline dochubert

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Re: Going off-grid in Idaho
« Reply #105 on: August 15, 2023, 07:23:14 pm »
Sorry we have had multiple severe storms lately, it took down the system a couple times.

No worries here!  I'm just glad it's not another mystery (or me having delusions!)  You do a great job of keeping things running.  Thanks!
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Re: Going off-grid in Idaho
« Reply #106 on: September 11, 2023, 04:45:42 pm »
My latest addition to my inverter collection just arrived.
An EG4 6000ex-48HV.  It's a split phase 240/120vac, 48vdc input low frequency model that includes a charge controller.  The charge controller will take up to 500vdc (open circuit) input for 48v battery charging.

9283-0

Have to prepare the mounting spot, then get it mounted before I can hook up and test.  Hopefully soon.  Have to finish a tub to shower conversion first (taking forever!)
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Re: Going off-grid in Idaho
« Reply #107 on: September 12, 2023, 04:27:24 am »
    Yes, plumbing does seem to take a while.  For me as well.
    Will keep an eye out for your test results.
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Re: Going off-grid in Idaho
« Reply #108 on: September 26, 2023, 06:59:48 pm »


Finally got the wall re-coated with emulsion and the mounting boards attached.  Mounted the inverter this morning.  Battery cables I have not long enough so ordered cable.
Good thing I'm not in a hurry.
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Re: Going off-grid in Idaho
« Reply #109 on: September 27, 2023, 03:03:01 am »
  I have found being in a hurry just costs more.
  You are making progress, and that's what counts.
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Re: Going off-grid in Idaho
« Reply #110 on: September 30, 2023, 10:22:29 pm »


Finally got the wall re-coated with emulsion and the mounting boards attached.  Mounted the inverter this morning.  Battery cables I have not long enough so ordered cable.
Good thing I'm not in a hurry.
Looking good!
I'm following as I can lately. Life has been NUTS since the coof, (COVID). Time is expensive, and its hard to buy more.

I'm hoping to put an upgrade to my inverter into place soon, but it's an older PSW and HEAVY.
Luckily it is in the garage, so I can use some hydraulics to help with that.
We have been going all in on upgrades, batteries, MPPT, a lot of home made controllers etc.
I'll be documenting here soon.
Trying to make power from alternative energy any which way I can.
Just to abuse what I make. (and run this site)

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Re: Going off-grid in Idaho
« Reply #111 on: October 03, 2023, 10:46:14 am »
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I'm hoping to put an upgrade to my inverter into place soon

I'm really hoping this EG4 is an upgrade.  I've heard good things about them but this is my first try of one.
Got it hooked up and powered up successfully, but no outputs connected so no loads on it yet.
Soon I hope.
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