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Smurf Hunter:


My wiring needs to be tidied up, and the contents of the cart made secure and more weather resistant.
Otherwise this was a worthy project.

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http://imgur.com/a/l5IMi

At the core of the system are two Optima "Yellow Top" deep cycle batteries.  Those power a Xantrex inverter.  The PV panel likely will send 5-7 amps on a sunny day, so it would take a couple days to recharge from 11.0 volts. I live in Seattle.  People in sunnier climates will have better success.

Carl:
  I bet that could run your home heat or even a fridge for a day or so....great project Smurf.

chad:
Good job..

When the lights go out that rig will be worth almost it's weight in gold. :)

Alan Georges:
I like the re-purposed trailer idea.  Very handy.  And PowerPoles too!  8)

Smurf Hunter:

--- Quote from: Alan Georges on July 01, 2017, 10:22:47 AM ---I like the re-purposed trailer idea.  Very handy.  And PowerPoles too!  8)

--- End quote ---

I have the output from my solar charge controller terminated with 12awg and powerpoles.  Even theoretically I'll never get more than 10 amps, so that's plenty.  For my smaller field batteries that I use for radio work, they all have powerpoles, so in a pinch I can solar charge them.

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