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spaniel

5 year old buck +
Spent December-April getting the foundation in for my hunting cabin....not a level spot but ended up much more involved than I planned. Oh well, in for a penny, in for a pound...wall.jpgfilling.jpgpad.jpg
 

Bill

Administrator
Sweet!
 

Kdog

5 year old buck +
Very nice!
 

loshonhora

5 year old buck +
Is that a screened porch with a loft over it that I see?
 

spaniel

5 year old buck +
Is that a screened porch with a loft over it that I see?
It is indeed, that was a selling feature of this model. My wife is not a nature person but with the ability to divert power to a generator for A/C and a screened in porch to avoid the bugs, I can keep her happy while the kids run the woods in the summer.
 

DPx2

A good 3 year old buck
Looks like a great addition to the farm !
 

SD51555

5 year old buck +
Is that the power plan, generator?
 

swampyankee

Yearling... With promise
Who’s the manufacturer of the cabin?
 

spaniel

5 year old buck +
I'm officially on off grid power. No fire and nothing blew up. In bright sun running power tools battery never budged from 100%.
 

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armadillophil

5 year old buck +
Love the cabin. That is on my wish list.
 

SD51555

5 year old buck +
I'm officially on off grid power. No fire and nothing blew up. In bright sun running power tools battery never budged from 100%.
That is some serious equipment there. How many watts is your array, and how much battery bank you install? That looks like a hell of a setup.
 

spaniel

5 year old buck +
That is some serious equipment there. How many watts is your array, and how much battery bank you install? That looks like a hell of a setup.
The solar array is 800W and 24V. The battery bank is four 100Ah gel batteries wired in series/parallel for 24V for 200Ah capacity. Given the inverter is 4000W I can definitely run a coffee pot and microwave no issues. On a sunny hot day I can probably run a small 5000 or 8000BTU A/C. I was doing a good amount of cutting with a circular saw and the battery meter never left 100%.

I went with this Magnum inverter and panel because it includes a charger. If the panel's aren't meeting my power needs I simply plug in my Honda generator on a 20ft cord outside and it will run the whole system and recharge the batteries.
 

SD51555

5 year old buck +
Very cool. I don't see many solar guys, so when I do, I'm curious how they set theirs up. Do you invert all your stuff to 110V right at the battery bank then? I run mine 12 volt all the way, and invert with small inverters where needed, like my Tv and antenna booster.
 

spaniel

5 year old buck +
Very cool. I don't see many solar guys, so when I do, I'm curious how they set theirs up. Do you invert all your stuff to 110V right at the battery bank then? I run mine 12 volt all the way, and invert with small inverters where needed, like my Tv and antenna booster.
Yes, it all goes through the inverter, I have no 12V (system is 24). I researched it and decided on the scale I wanted to do things, 12V was inadequate. Breakers between solar controller and batteries and also between controller and panels. Big massive cables the short distance from the batteries into the breaker bot to connect to the inverter. Single wire then from the inverter to typical AC breaker box and wiring. Cabin came pre-wired for AC so this made the most sense.

I can directly plug in a generator on a 20ft cord outside if I need more power. I anticipate this will only happen if I want to run A/C.
 

Bszweda

5 year old buck +
I like the solar panel mount ... Are those 4x4 posts anchored with concrete?
 
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