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Old 12-14-2015, 06:23 PM   #43
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Old 12-14-2015, 07:18 PM   #44
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Yeah, I can see them, but not when I'm logged out from Google, and it seems I can't find the option to make them public anymore. Guess I need a new hosting method.

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I'm working on the full write up, but it might need to be multiple posts. At 4000 words now. And just a rough draft. Look I already see a typo.

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Old 12-14-2015, 07:36 PM   #45
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Bold, looks very good. What's with cell #4?
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Old 12-14-2015, 09:08 PM   #46
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Bold, looks very good. What's with cell #4?
So that cell is right next to the charge controller, which I noticed puts off a lot of heat when doing it's thing. Doesn't seem to be doing it today now that they are all balanced, but yesterday it was the one cell with a higher temp than the rest. Certainly an odd occurrence.
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Maybe an insulating blanket around the entire pack could shield #4 and keep them all at the same temperature?
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Old 02-06-2016, 08:52 PM   #48
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Eventually I finished everything. We have been lithium powered since mid-December. And all is well. The lithium's are great. A wonderful investment. We've got all the power we could ever want.

If you're curious, here is how I ended up laying out my system. I probably won't post a detailed DIY thread on this forum, mostly because I don't want to endlessly debate the merits of my system.

We now have 400 amp hours of battery, with 505 watts of roof solar which will be complimented very soon by 300 watts of ground deploy solar for a total of 805 watts.

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Old 02-06-2016, 10:12 PM   #49
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Old 02-06-2016, 11:44 PM   #50
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Bold venture could you post a picture of the 500 W solar on the roof of your airstream I'd like to see how there laid out.
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Here is how we installed five GS-100 hundred watt solar panels on the roof of our 2015 23D. There are two in front of the air conditioner and three behind the air conditioner with one of the three mounted cross frame while the other four are in line with the frame.

We also replaced some stock Airstream roof parts with a Maxim skylight, two Maxxfan 7000K roof fans and a WineGard Rayzar automatic television antenna.
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I just realized my drawing is wrong. Sigh. Spent an hour drawing that. The leads into the controller from the solar are drawn wrong. Pos and Neg from the combiner goes into the controller, then from the controller pos and neg back to the batteries/shunt.


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Bold venture could you post a picture of the 500 W solar on the roof of your airstream I'd like to see how there laid out.
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You can see my layout here:

I have three of the 135 watt panels, and one of the 100 watt panels. I have been thinking of rearranging these, but why bother. I have room for another 100 watt panel on the roof on the street side.

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