Solartalkers DIY( Do It Yourself) Lessons

Charge Controller Sizing and Selection

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Each time you charge deep cycle batteries with solar panels, it’s necessary to use a charge controller in the circuit in order to protect the battery from overcharging or from over discharging. The exception to this rule is when using solar panels smaller than 5 Watts. SOLAR CHARGE CONTROLLER Choosing the most suitable charge controller is simple and only requires two steps: Step 1 – Voltage selection Select a charge controller that is compatible with the system voltage. The standard configurations are 12, 24, and 48 volts. If you are wiring your batteries for 24 volts you need a charge...

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Deep Cycle Battery Chargers

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You use or are thinking about using a deep-cycle battery probably for backup and you’re wondering where to find a good deep cycle battery charger to keep it charged when you need it.  Not all lead-acid car battery chargers are designed to be a deep cycle battery charger, especially since the needs of a deep cycle battery are drastically different than those of a regular car battery. A 12V deep cycle battery is a lead-acid battery that is used in applications where it will spend much of its life being regularly deeply discharged. That might include inverter batteries, motorized wheelchairs, and scooters, remote-site, traffic signals, uninterruptible power...

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How to Choose the Correct Size Power Inverter Battery Cables

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Power inverter battery cables are not some of the most exciting things in the world, but chances are if you are reading this you probably have an interest in them and may have a question or two in regards to which battery cable is right for your application. First, let us talk about the different sizes of power inverter cables that we carry and which inverters they are rated for. We carry 4 AWG, 1/0 AWG, and 4/0 AWG battery cables that are assembled in Nigeria and cut, crimped and by skilled craftsman that take pride in their work.

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Choosing an Inverter Battery Charger

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Solartalkers.com does not sell inexpensive, off-the-shelf chargers often found at retail outlets and certain other online stores. We cater specifically to microprocessor-controlled chargers, also known as smart chargers. All the chargers we stock are reviewed, tested and selected based on function, reliability, and durability. These chargers are designed to charge lead acid and other types of batteries based on computer-generated algorithms. Simply put, the charger collects information from the battery and adjusts the charge current and voltage based on this information. This allows the battery to be charged quickly, correctly, and completely when using a smart charger. All the chargers we sell...

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WHAT CAN I POWER WITH A 100W Sunshine SOLAR PANEL?

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WHAT CAN I POWER WITH A 100W Sunshine SOLAR PANEL?

 We sell a lot of solar panels for DIY off-grid solar projects. Generally, when we design a solar power system, we start with your loads, what you are trying to power, and from there you figure out what size solar panel you need. But now, we are going to look at it the other way around, what can you power with a 100W solar panel

 

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