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I always find it annoying how during the winter I just barely get enough solar and during the summer my batteries are charged to 100% by 11:00.

This is where having a diversion load for that extra free power comes in handy! Like heating water, running pumps, etc.

I've been experimenting with my hot water diversion setup, and ironically was going to do a writeup in the next few weeks ;)

That's great that you can manage with only 1000W.

I don't use a lot myself, not for the house, the shop is a different story of course. It totally is a way of life. I love how quiet a house is without all that electrical junk! Whenever I visit my mom, I can actually hear the humming of the electricity in the city.

It's nice to keep things basic :)

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Funnily enough for a couple of weeks when the snow refused to leave and the days got really bright, the controllers started to throw codes because there was too much light!

I’d bet with this many panels I could have 8x the batteries but, I just don’t need them. Hot water diversion setup… interesting - I’m looking forward to reading it.

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May 16, 2023Liked by Amy Jay

There is a book that explains basic electricity , amps, volts, watts, wire size, voltage drop, book is Wiring Simplified, by H P Richter, $10 or so, available on Amazon or the internet

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May 17, 2023Liked by Amy Jay

Well that was the most understandable explanation I have heard. Canadian Tire could take a page out of your book.

Nicely explained.

Carver Glen

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Thank you!

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May 17, 2023Liked by Amy Jay

Great info.

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