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Forum: Powering the Yurt 04-12-2013, 05:53 PM
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Posted By Jafo
Re: Solar panel power to the yurt

I finally brought a multi-meter up to the camp last weekend and checked how many amps the 2 sets of panels (6 panels) were sending in: between 5.5 and 6.5 amps. Not bad. I just bought another set,...
Forum: Powering the Yurt 03-09-2013, 01:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 13,740
Posted By Jafo
Re: Solar panel power to the yurt

I just got back from snowshoeing up to my yurt. You can tell it is Spring. The panels are pumping out way more power than they were a couple months ago. I charged up some power tool batteries,...
Forum: Powering the Yurt 06-18-2012, 02:28 PM
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Views: 13,740
Posted By Jafo
Here is a pic of the solar panels connected to...

Here is a pic of the solar panels connected to the yurt:

http://www.yurtforum.com/forums/members/1-albums2-picture52.jpg (http://www.yurtforum.com/forums/members/1-albums2-picture52.html)
Forum: Powering the Yurt 06-04-2012, 02:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 13,740
Posted By Jafo
I hooked up the second battery this weekend even...

I hooked up the second battery this weekend even though we never even had an issue with just one battery. I am pretty confident that is all the power we are going to need for some time. Ran the...
Forum: Powering the Yurt 05-29-2012, 07:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 13,740
Posted By Jafo
BTW, Amazon just recently went on sale with these...

BTW, Amazon just recently went on sale with these 145 watt solar panels...
Forum: Powering the Yurt 05-21-2012, 06:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 13,740
Posted By Jafo
I stayed up at the yurt Saturday night and...

I stayed up at the yurt Saturday night and decided to try and give the solar system a run for its money. When I arrived the controller indicated the battery was full and that it had stopped...
Forum: Powering the Yurt 05-06-2012, 07:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 13,740
Posted By Jafo
Got it all hooked up, and it worked great. I...

Got it all hooked up, and it worked great. I barely used a 5th of the power I could have. The battery was completely charged by 9am. I think I will stick with one battery for a while. Here are a...
Forum: Powering the Yurt 05-03-2012, 06:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 13,740
Posted By Jafo
I understand about the inverter.. I only have...

I understand about the inverter.. I only have the inverter there for things that are not DC, like the battery chargers for my porter cable tools and stuff like that.. For the most part, I just want...
Forum: Powering the Yurt 05-03-2012, 05:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 13,740
Posted By Jafo
Here is a video of the setup: 76 I did...

Here is a video of the setup:

76

I did change the inverter hookup directly to the battery instead of through the charge controller.. After reading up a bit, I found that the 760 watt inverter...
Forum: Powering the Yurt 05-03-2012, 05:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 13,740
Posted By Jafo
I have a radio up there that hooks into the DC...

I have a radio up there that hooks into the DC adapters in the controller (not the inverter) and I have two DC lights already. I would love the Coleman though if you have no use for it. :)
Forum: Powering the Yurt 05-03-2012, 07:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 13,740
Posted By Jafo
I got the solar panels for my yurt from harbor...

I got the solar panels for my yurt from harbor freight yesterday and assembled them here at home.. It was cloudy and well into the late afternoon but I turned it on anyway.. It was delivering 15...
Forum: Powering the Yurt 04-23-2012, 04:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 13,740
Posted By Jafo
Actually I do believe you double the AH when you...

Actually I do believe you double the AH when you hook them in parallel. The more batteries you have, the more storage you have. When you connect them in series, you increase the voltage not the...
Forum: Powering the Yurt 04-23-2012, 02:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 13,740
Posted By Jafo
Solar panel power to the yurt

Next month I am going to pick up one of those starter solar kits at harbor freight and use them to charge a couple of marine batteries just to use for LED lights in the yurt and perhaps a radio here...
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