Choosing the Right Solar Charge Controller

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Choosing the Right Solar Charge Controller The difference in MPPT, PWM, and basic charge controllers Jeff from Missouri Wind and Solar explains the differences and benefits to using various solar charge controllers.  There are so many products on the market that it may be difficult to understand what you need to … Continue reading

Power Inverter Types

Power Inverter Types

DC to AC and Grid Tie Power Inverter Types How to choose between modified and pure sine wave inverters and plug-in grid tie or wired grid tie power inverters       A DC to AC power inverter allows you to convert the stored power from your battery bank to the tools and appliances … Continue reading

Series Wiring for Battery Banks

Wiring 24 Volt Battery Bank in Series

Series Wiring for 24 Volt Battery Banks Wiring Your Batteries to Increase Voltage 24 Volt Battery Bank Wiring Two 12 volt 100 amp hour batteries wired in series result in a 24 volt 100 amp hour battery bank.  When wired in series, the battery voltage doubles, but the amp hours stay the same as … Continue reading

Parallel Wiring for Battery Banks

How to Wire a Battery Bank in Parallel

Parallel Wiring for 24 Volt and 48 Volt Battery Banks Wiring Your Batteries to Increase Amperage 24 Volt Battery Bank Wiring Each 12 volt 100 amp hour battery is connected to the adjacent battery in series to make 24 volts.  Then, each 24 volt pair is connected in parallel to the … Continue reading

Battery Wiring Diagrams

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Battery Wiring Diagrams Wiring Instructions for 12, 24, and 48 Volt Battery Banks Click the diagram below to enlarge (opens in a new window) The diagrams below show typical 12, 24, and 48 volt battery wiring configurations.  Batteries can delivery extremely high current, so exercise caution and always install fuse … Continue reading