Wednesday, July 15, 2015

1,750 amp hours of Lithium batteries now installed

Here is the latest addition of a 500 AH lithium battery bank. This brings the total installed up to 1,750 AH . I would say that's another world record, but hold your hat another 600 AH in lithium is coming soon. That will top me out at 2,350 AH .....For those of you who are good at math, that's about 1280 watts for every 100 AH so take 23.5 x 1280 and you get the total wattage available is a smidge over 30,000 watts or 30kw. This project has cost me around $1400 but for those of you who are Lithium experts and require a BMS because you are too daft to read $10 elec read out , there are many companies out there who are happy to SOAK YOU , $5000 to $8000 for their almost exact same system. As the saying goes there is a fool born every second, actually more because in not including those who believe flooded batteries from 1850's are still the best deal on the market.

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Saturday, July 4, 2015

Complete Solar System in a Toyota Tundra

It's done , complete system in a truck ......

300 Watt panel mounted across the bed. 60 amp midnight solar charge controller, 100 ah lithium battery, 300 watt Mornstar psw, 80 amp blue sea disconect, 4 x ac outlet, 4 x 2.1 usb chargers , Anderson  power pole disconects, ancor marine tinned wiring. I just put this together real quick, next version will be a cleaner install. Happy 4th july to all.

2007 Solar Toyota Tundra , now gets 4 MPD

Here it is, the first solar powered Toyota Tundra Crewman. A 300 watt solar panel and complete solar system with 60 amp charge controller, 300 psw inverter & 100 ah Calb lithium batteries should get me approximately 1,500 to 1,800 watts per day on the best sunny summer day. That would translate into approximately 4 MPD - miles per day. LOL , this puts the total amount of solar for OverTheTopCargoTrailer at around 2,800 watts. I'm a little worried because I hear that Roadtrek 190 Van is trying to catch up with my by using 750+ watts in panels and 700 AH of lithium batteries to run their AC. Psst don't tell them when I'm all done I'll have one 2,000 Ah of Lithium batteries on board.