Originally Posted by buckfever
Same here delbert! I have a lot of interest in it but need to learn more about it.
I am kicking myself for not "learning" on my barn. I would have not needed a lot of juice to run the light bulbs that rarely get turned on. Instead I spend $300 to wire it from my house. Rent a stinkin trencher and fight it all day.
How is it working out for you buckshot?
For what I'm doing with it, it works great. 45 Watts is not a lot of power it works out to 4 or 5 Amps which would be considered a trickle charge so i aign't powering the house or anything. I have the system at the dock where it powers the lights, runs the radio and charges the boat batteries.
I have the pannels wired to the charge controler and from the CC to two 12v deep cycle batteries wired in parallel (+to+ and - to-) this keeps 12v but doubles amps. The charge to the boat batteries comes off the CC and I have an 1150 Watt inverter conected to the batteries for 120volt outlet. So far the system has done all I asked with power left over.