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Searching for small- to medium-sized chest freezers on Home Depot I found that GE provides details on current draw for 5 cubic foot and 7 cubic foot models (140 and 200 liters, respectively). In their wiring recommendations, the manuals specify a 15 or 20 amp breaker (at 115 volts). Thus we can assume that the maximum current draw for either is under 15 ...


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I agree with LShaver's number-crunch, although I reach a slightly different conclusion. I agree you have plenty of inverter. Your are covered not only for routine loads, but also for startup surges. The inverter has a charge controller built into it. It's perfectly fine, but it is merely there for convenience, so on a small system you don't have to ...


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To give you specific recommendations to address your issue, you'll likely need to have a qualified electrician out to look at your system, or talk to the system vendor. However, here are a few general rules of thumb that may help you understand the issues, and some general suggestions for your system. 1. The inverter output should be sized to supply the ...


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I ended up calibrating it to 310Ah, which corresponds to a 3% loss each year (360Ah * 0.97 ^ 5). I also had to tell the monitor when the batteries were at 100%, which I simply did not have a good answer for. I did it after a stretch of 4 sunny days during which I made very little use of the batteries. In the summer I'll re-calibrate.


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You will not be able to sustainably hunt and fish on land you actually own. You can't buy enough land unless you are wealthy. Hunter gatherer bands typically have hundreds of square miles per band, and often had a seasonal migration route. E.g. Move to a particular prairie region to harvest camas bulbs; to a stream for the salmon catch; to a marsh for the ...


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Shorter cables vs thicker cables Shorter cables are recommended because longer cables have higher resistances. A cable with a higher resistance will dissipate more power, reducing the total power output of your system (a minor annoyance), and causing the cables to heat up (a possible fire hazard). The formula for the resistance R of the cable is R = (ρ x L)...


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the short answer to your question is yes, that type of inverter does exist, they are very rare. The Delta model H6 (Thailand) is one example. A battery less grid tie inverter that is also advertised as a backup inverter for power outages, up to its full rated 6kw output, provided the solar array is sized for the load and in direct sun, no clouds. This unit ...


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I'd like to find a way to have my array work when I need it most! You'll need to invest in a home battery bank. These batteries are built to simulate grid-like conditions by providing a constant stream of power to your house (until exhausted of course). The power produced by the inverters would fluctuate too much for most electronics to operate correctly - ...


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