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David pozz was showing them. All I find are great reviews. It is a lot, mppt controller, inverter charger and inexpensive. They a high frequency unit but comes with a 10 year warranty. Actually 5+5. Think second 5 like insurance or something.

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If I go this route I would use 2 3000 watt units. Feed each side of breaker box. Now is there a transformer I could use to balance loads so I could have more than 25 amps on one leg? Sounds like being lazy as I could move breakers around, lol. 

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1 hour ago, lappir said:

Would be nice if it was an American company, it's not so I'm not all that interested. 

Thanks for sharing. 

 

Rod

neither is Victron, just saying. They are sold here in Texas and they support them. Signature Solar sells them

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41 minutes ago, Randyretired said:

I just looked at the you tube video.   Pretty interesting.  I also noticed Growatt makes a 5000 watt split phase combination 100a mppt/inverter/charger but I haven't looked at the price.  

I am considering trying the single 5k unit. It is stackable so if we see we need more be easy to add one one. Order with the sharing board installed to start with. I have no high energy start loads so no real benefit I see in a low frequency unit. Saves weight also. Which the units have twice the watts surge power. They have replacement boards for them also if a unit fails. Our mini splits and microwave should be easily handled with 5k. Now add clothes dryer to mix be close.  I have tried to find a negative review and failed. It is a lot of unit for the cost. 

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A low frequency might aid in starting the cloths dryer especially if lots of other things are on.  If necessary you may need to turn some of the other stuff off while it starts but it should work pretty good.   We currently get by with 2,000 watts but a little bigger would be nice.  I was testing out my new lithium battery and turned the mini split heat pump on high.  It was drawing around 1,200 watts.  Never seen that high normally.

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4 minutes ago, Randyretired said:

A low frequency might aid in starting the cloths dryer especially if lots of other things are on.  If necessary you may need to turn some of the other stuff off while it starts but it should work pretty good.   We currently get by with 2,000 watts but a little bigger would be nice.  I was testing out my new lithium battery and turned the mini split heat pump on high.  It was drawing around 12,000 watts.  Never seen that high normally.

What btu unit you have. I have never seen watts like that with ours.

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14 hours ago, hemsteadc said:

I hope you're considering higher voltage than 12v for this kind of application. 

I have a 21kwh lithium pack at 48v. With no rooftop clutter I can get 4k solar on roof. Using residential panels. And their controller handles pretty high voltage. Will have to decide on how high I go. The controller requires 120v-430v. Panels I am looking at I can run a series of 8 and get 300v. Parallel of 2. 69 amps charging. I could get by with 12 gauge wire with only .89% loss. That be only 4 or 2 rolex lines and do believe I can get that down sewer vent. 

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41 minutes ago, GlennWest said:

What btu unit you have. I have never seen watts like that with ours.

 

41 minutes ago, GlennWest said:

What btu unit you have. I have never seen watts like that with ours.

I screwed up and put to many 0's 1200 watts.  It is a 12,000 btu mini. 

I am looking at a couple of the low frequency units for our new home.  The power company wants $10,000 to hook up our power and I would be responsible for the digging and backfill. The power is maybe 50ft from our house!  I have the equipment to do the digging but I hate digging up a buried line.  In that hard clay that will be a lot of hand work.  Here in Colorado the average customer will be charged around $14 a month extra for 2 years just for extra fossil fuels for the cold spell.  Cold spells are common here so I have to wonder if this is going to be the new norm.

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I am in a similar situation. I will be digging about 300' to get power to where I am going to put my home. Have power there now. But to run a new service close would be around your cost. I freaked out. But I an going to rent a trencher. That land when moist sticks to shovel and hard when dry. In a low frequency inverter Sol-Ark is king. All in one unit 12k solar controller and all around 7k. 

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4 minutes ago, hemsteadc said:

Gonna be a bear to charge!

All I have just now is a 15 amp charger. But I have used the batteries for all 12v this winter. Started out at 58v. Now at 54v and have not used charger.  BMS shuts it down at 40v. Can charge at 100 amps per battery but limited. Even the the Schneider unit at 140 amps is only 46 amps per battery. But really we don't have but lights and furnace. Jacks and slides when moving but not done that but once this winter. Cronvis has really put my plans on hold. But soon I will be putting in inverter and afterwards solar. Really considering traveling to Gilbert AZ to get panels. Have to weigh costs vs freight. Depot to depot might be less money. 

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1 hour ago, GlennWest said:

But soon I will be putting in inverter and afterwards solar. Really considering traveling to Gilbert AZ to get panels. Have to weigh costs vs freight. Depot to depot might be less money. 

I just had them ship 25 panels, a pallet,  to Colorado.  The shipping was $265 to a shipping dock near here.  At the dock they loaded the panels on my truck.  I bought the 285 watt panels.  Will put 6 of these out on a temporary ground mount for the 5er until the house is built. That will add 1700 watts to the 2000 on the 5er for a total of 3700 watts.  Our batteries aren't near as big as yours but 800 amp hours at 12v will have to do.

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Don't believe I can beat that cost by going there. I am near Corpus Christi. Which that is 1/4 of panel cost. lol. I am thinking their 250 watt used panels. 16 of them. That give me 4k. I want to put some on a rack at my home place. Think those have to wait. 

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Interesting product but I have stopped buying Chinese products.  That choice usually means I pay more, but I am fine with that.  At least I am supporting an economy of a country that is ours, or friends of ours.  Not that of a country which is essentially our enemy - strong word, but it fits

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