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.
How to Attach Spring Clamp Connectors
Hi this is Josh with another episode of Solar Tech TV from Wholesale Solar. I want to talk to you a little bit today about stab terminal connectors, also known as spring clamps. They're some what new to renewable energy as far as the equipment that we see here Wholesale Solar and they replace the standard connection where you loosen the nut with the wire in, tighten it down. They're a little awkward to work with so I thought I'd take an opportunity to show you some of the equipment that we're working with currently, that have these kind connectors.
The Solar World 130 Solar Panel and the Solar Edge ACDC Disconnect and Inverter also use these kinds of terminals. So let's take a look at them real quick and see if we can't demystify them. If you look at this image from the Solar Edge Installation Guide, it shows the spring clamp at a 90 degree angle here that's not conducive to the actual install. It looks like the screw driver is coming down from the top and the wire is going in from the front. That's not correct, if you look here, you can see the results of a miswired Solar Edge system.
Okay, so here we are looking inside of an ACDC Disconnect Box for a Solar Edge Inverter. You can see these spring terminals here. These are the DC connections on this side, these are the AC connections on this side. All of these spring terminals are going to work the same way. and the most common mistake that i've seen is people putting the wire in the topside. This is not not going to work, this is going to spell big trouble for you and yours. What we're going to do is take an appropriately sized.
Flathead screwdriver that will fit inside of this plastic case here and we push down on the little metal bar in there, until the bottom opens up. We slide our stripped conductor in there, let off of the spring clamp give the wire a little tug, make sure it's in there nice and snug and then you're just going to repeat that process for all your connections. Make sure you double check them for tightness before you commission the inverter. Here we are looking at the junction box of a SolarWorld 130.
We're going to open the junction box with a flat head screwdriver here that gives us the stab terminals or spring clamps inside. They're positive and negative the polarities stamped into the case here so there shouldn't be any issues there. What we're going to do is go through with a flat head screwdriver that fits into the plastic case here and then we're going to loosen the strain relief, insert the wire, we push down with our flat head, slide the conductor in let off, give it a little tug, to make sure it's in there nice and tight, tighten the strain relief,.
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.
How to Install Solar Panels Tools for Installing Solar Energy System
Now let's get a look at the tools we'll need to safely install this job. Well, we've got a couple of noncontact AC and DC warning beepers here. We've got a AC wiggy that tests for voltages up to 600 volts on the AC side. We've got a standard digital volt home meter for various testing purposes, and the more standard tools razor knifes, screwdrivers, diagonal cutters, linesmen pliers for twisting wires, smaller pliers, and of course the wire stripper's always handy. I like to have a level just in case we're mounting some stuff.
And the things you may be able to do without are some of these large. Boy these are big, these are for making battery cables. If you've got the crimps you make your battery cable very professional. But they're kind of expensive, you can do without that for a home installed system. And then, of course, we're going to use some miscellaneous hardware to mount our rails to the roof. We'll have some screws and more crimps to get the batteries and other wiring completed, as well as possibly a little bit of spray paint just to touch up some of.
Big Solar Electric Water Filter Operating
This is the assembled filter What looks it looks like before putting up the solar panels You can see the filter down here in the front Right in here. Here is the tray for storage, the extension cord in this case powerpack Today I am not using the power pack but this is where the battery and controller would go And around the back, we can see where there's space for additional solar panels larger size On top is the water tank 100 liters but it can go bigger and on this side is the water input.
And in the back the waste water drain tube When the Sun comes out a little bit more I plan setting her up and and giving her a test run This is the unit operating in not bright sunlight, partly cloudy and Those are the 2 solar panels come up here think you can probably hear it operating get the microphone nearby That's the pump running Battery pack's down here not in use today Running straight off of solar Filter system, water tank Input and the output hose You can see it operating.
2 solar panels stored back here there's space for a much larger panel Up to 4 panels depending on their size This is the final prototype of the big water filter solarpowered Do a quick look around here on this. I will show this assembled. The front part is where the filter goes Down here is where the battery goes another tray for more batteries or for storing things and also I plan another a storage shelf in there for things like an additional pump, but we will get into that later.
JuiceBar MultiDevice Pocket Solar Charger
Hi, I'm Tiffani with CableOrganizer, and today I'd like to show you the JuiceBar Solar Charger. This solar charger will allow you to charge you cell phone, MP3 player, or any kind of small device. It comes with four different connectors that you can connect to you cell phones, most of the miniUSB's, or anything like that. It comes with a little adapter cable that it attaches to it in addition to another USB cable that you can use to charge this fully instead of using the power of the sun. If your phone doesn't have a connector that.
Hi my name's Isaac. I'm with Wholesale Solar. I have here an Enphase Microinverter. I like the Enphase Microinverters because you hook one inverter to each and every panel. You get maximum power point tracking. From each panel in your system and each system is easily expandable. All you have to do is hook each and every panel, via these connectors, to a Microinverter. Once that one panel is hooked in, you can connect as many inverters as you want by simply daisy chaining together one right after the other. Take a look at some of our.
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