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Comparing Kyocera KD140 Solar Panels

Hi, I'm Amy from the altE Store. The Kyocera KD140 solar panel is very popular for DIY off grid solar. It is available in two different versions, the SX and the GX. So what's the difference and when should I use one over the other The solar cells and frame are identical between the two. The only difference is how you connect them to your solar system. The KD140GX comes with a sealed junction box on the back with about 3 feet of PV wire coming out of the back with solar connectors known as SMK already.

On them for plus and minus. This makes it very easy to wire them in series with other panels, and then you just take an extension cable, cut it in two, and use the resulting 2 cables to wire to your combiner box or pass thru box to continue on to inside in conduit. If you are just wiring 2 in parallel, you can optionally use a coupler to connect the pluses together and the minus together. The GX is also nice for if you have a portable system, such as on a boat or RV, and need.

To remove the connection. With the key, you can just disconnect and store the panels. The KD140SX comes with a junction box, or Jbox, without cables. This allows you to open the back and use your own wire to wire up your system. This can be an advantage when you are installing the solar panel on a boat and want to use marine grade tinned wire. It is also great for a small solar system with only one or two solar panels, you can just wire them together inside the junction box.

By getting your own PV wire and lugs, you can wire them together without needing to have the specialized solar connector cables. Note that the SX comes with 2 water tight strain reliefs tucked inside the jbox to provide a watertight seal around the wire. If you found this tutorial helpful, please like and share it. Please watch more of our tutorials here and subscribe to our channel, altEstore, to be notified as soon as we release a new one! Also visit our website at altEstore, where we have been making renewable doable since 1999.

Magnum Inverter Mounted on Mini Magnum Panel MMP Enclosure

Hi I'm Amy from the altE Store. We're going to show you a overview of the Magnum offgrid invertercharger mounted on the Mini Magnum Panel breaker box. We've already done a tutorial on the Magnum MSPAE inverter series, you can check it out here. Using the Mini Magnum Panel not only gives you a simplified method to install your Magnum inverters in a code compliant manner, but Magnum increases their warranty on their inverter from 3 years to 5 years if you also buy their Panels! Its modular design makes for an easy installation.

One panel can be used for one or two inverters. If you are using only one inverter, you just need the Mini Magnum Panel. It has the inverter input and output breakers already installed. If you are adding a second inverter, like we have here, you would also get a second DC breaker to go between the battery bank and the inverter input, and additional AC breakers for the AC output, and the MPX extension box to provide a conduit for the cables from the second inverter. Alternatively, if you are installing multiple inverters to begin with, you can get the higher.

Capacity panels that are designed for 2, 3 or 4 inverters. It will have all of the inverter breakers installed. The hood provides some protection for the inverter, while still allowing airflow. If you are installing this on a combustible material, like a sheetrocked wall, you can also get the backplate to provide the code compliant noncombustible mounting surface. You see this setup here also has the Magnum Router which is required when stacking multiple inverters. The MagnumPanel has slots for your DC breakers for before and after your charge controllers.

How to Install Solar Panels Wiring for Solar Panels

Alright! We've got the panels mounted and now we're ready to connect the wiring that brings the power down to our charge controller which is located on the ground. We're going to be using this BX style wire which is just twelve gage wire with a wrapping of sturdy aluminum on the outside to protect it from the elements. Typically used in household wiring, pretty common at your home improvement center, twelve gage is adequate for a small system like this. Black wire for our positive connection, the white wire will be negative.

It's also called the neutral in an AC system. But for this we can use the white wire as negative, and then the green will go to our frame as a ground. So, we'll just strip a little bit of wire off here. We've got our DC wires already marked coming from the panels. Red, positive and white is negative. So we'll follow that here, again, and strip these wires down. Special wiring comes out of these panels. It's USE rated versus THHN for instance. And this USE wire is UV stabilized so it can actually be out in the sunlight for many years without.

Degrading. We're using the shielded wire here could be in different styles of conduit or even a UV rated wire for a small installation like this. And your bigger grid type connections, all this can be in conduit and the wire choices would be a little more limited because of the high voltages concerned. But here, twelve to forty volts, we're not really as concerned with that as we might be. Still, it's nice to have everything solid. We're going to use our linesmen pliers here to get a nice solid twist on our positive wires and a little wire nut on top of that, snug.

It down. We've got our negative wire here, and you notice I didn't strip these both at the same time. Even through it's only 40 volts, you can still get a pretty decent shock off of these panels. So, it pays to keep the wires separate. In fact, at the other end here, we're not quite ready to make this connection, we should connect down at the bottom first before making this wire completely hot, just for safety. So now, let's leave this for a moment and go down and wire up our charge controller here in the laundry room.

3 Cool Things About SolarWorld Solar Panels

Here at the altE Store, we sell several quality brands of solar panels. I wanted to share with you 3 reasons that make SolarWorld brand of solar panels so darn cool. Number 1 SolarWorld has been manufacturing solar panels in the USA for 40 years. They've been making panels in the USA since 1975. Yes, making solar in the USA since 1975, the same year that BIC invented disposable razors, Sony introduced Betamax tutorialtapes, and 'One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest' won the Oscar for Best Picture. As of now, in 2015, they employ over 1300 people in America.

That's 1300 jobs in the US clean energy market! Number 2 SolarWorld's solar panels are really strong. Their new version 4 frame provides increased load ratings, reduces the impact of scratches, and drains water faster. As a result, you can mount the solar panels in any orientation, portrait or landscape, and it can withstand a static load of up to 113lbs per square foot. SolarWorld voluntarily puts their panels through extreme tests that go far beyond what is required by international standards. They test for hail, salt spray, snow and wind load. They repeatedly drop a 99pound, leadfilled.

Sack from a height of four feet onto the middle of vertically positioned solar panels. They put their solar panels through extreme temperature fluctuations in order to emulate 25 years of weather changes. In the climate chamber, they cycle from 40 degrees to 185 degrees Fahrenheit. Not just the for required 200 cycles, but 9,125 cycles. Number 3 You get more than you pay for. SolarWorld plus sorts each solar panel off the assembly line. What that means is every single panel gets tested under standard test conditions. They get sorted in 5 watt increments, always rounded down.

So if a panel measures at 264 watts, it will go into the 260 watt bin, it doesn't round up to 265 watts. If it is 269 watts, then it goes into the 265 bin. So you are guaranteed to get at least the rated wattage, not plus or minus, only plus or equal to. Their efficiency has gotten so good, that they are are currently making solar panels of up to 340 watts! SolarWorld solar panels come standard with a 25Year linear power performance guarantee. This guarantees that for 24 years, the solar panels will not lose more than 0.7 of their.

480V Enclosure Air Conditioners KickStart

Welcome to Kickstart where you get to see new products here at AutomationDirect. Today I am going to show you our new 480V enclosure air conditioners from our brand Stratus. We have just added 12 new parts with these Stratus air conditioners in Sizes of 2000btu, 3000 to 4000btu, 5000btu and 6000 to 8000btu units. Enclosure air conditioners are designed for use in applications such as steel, food processing, petrochemical, cement, paperpulp, and plastics and more. The accumulation of heat in an enclosure is potentially damaging to electrical and electronic devices. Overheating can shorten the life.

Expectancy of costly electrical components or lead to catastrophic failure. You and I both know that the equipment inside control enclosures needs to be protected from contaminants, over and under voltages as well as heat, humidity and cold temperatures. Air Conditioners excel in cooling applications because they offer closed loop air circulation for a contaminant free environment and optimal cooling under higher ambient temperatures. These new 480v enclosure air conditioners are microprocessorbased and offer digital temperature controllers that perform the functions of controlling the enclosure temperature while monitoring operating limits and refrigerant pressures. Temperature and alarm status are.

Indicated on the front panel in easytoread LEDs. The controller also records the maximum and minimum temperatures within the enclosure. Some of the features found in these Stratus air conditioners are They are Nema 4, 4x and 12 rated. Prewired for external alarm monitoring connections CFCFree refrigerant Antishortcycle compressor protection Highly energyefficient compressors And more! You can find the agency approvals and specs for these new 480V Stratus Air Conditioners on our website at automationdirect Don't forget we sell other size and voltage air conditioners as well as heaters, filter fans and more environmental controls for enclosures.

Samlex Evolution Series InverterCharger Product Overview

Hi, I'm Amy from the altE Store. We're going to take a look at the Samlex Evo Invertercharger family. It is an allinone solution, a pure sine wave inverter, a multistage battery charger, and a transfer switch. The Evo invertercharger outputs 120V AC 60 Hertz for use in North America and other locations It's designed to be used as either off grid inverter or use a battery backup to the grid or generator. It can accept input from the grid, a generator, or a solar charge controller to charge a battery bank,.

And can all be connected at the same time. The unit will automatically switch between power sources as they become available ensuring the batteries are charging efficiently and your house or RV is powered without delay. For example, when you lose power, the auto transfer switch will switch to battery inverter mode to power your refrigerator, sump pump, lights, whatever. Meanwhile the solar panels will be recharging your batteries during the day. When the grid power comes back up, your appliances automatically returned to grid power, and if you want the grid can simultaneously charge your batteries.

Back up for future use. Or if you prefer, you can use only the solar power to charge them backup. Note that it does not come with a builtin solar charge controller, you connect the output of your own charge controller to the Evo. There are four models. The EVO 2212 for 2200 watts and a 12 volt battery bank, the 3012 for 3000 Watts 12 volts, 2224 for 2200 watts 24 volts, or the 4024, 4,000 watts 24 volt battery bank. All of the EVO models are able to handle.

Momentary surge three times their continuous Power Rating, to power equipment like a pump, a fridge, compressor, or something that has a high startup surge. The conformal coated circuit board dampens vibration and protects it from corrosion and high humidity environments or marine salt air. There is an optional remote control for configuration and monitoring. It's 12 34 inches by 16 inches by 8 inches high, and depending on the model weighs between 59 and 64 pounds. ETL listed to UL standards 1741, 458 with marines supplement, and to CSA 107.1,.

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