Off-Grid Solar and Wind-Generated Power
Winter-time in Springfield Ohio, extremes in weather conditions has
proven to be perfect for solar and wind testing.
One day it's
60degrees and sunny, the next day it's 12degrees with low-hanging cloud
cover, then another day it's 20+ mph blustery winds.
Between the wind generator and solar panels,
in an off-grid scenario, both are paled in
compared to that of the batteries.
Recently I mused at how the job is almost accomplished out here;
24hours each day, for more than 2 years now, monitoring
testing and experimenting, finally coming to a close.
Then I woke up.
gleaned from the Internet; but rather by trial and error, and
Some of the
information that follows will be CONTRARY
to the propaganda on the net in regards to battery power banks in an
It is hoped
that the next
generation will pick up from the following
data and build upon the information which follows.
Below are shown the corporate crap; look closely and
recognize it. Take special note of the white acid residue at the
bottom of the box and around the coroded terminal
connectors. If you use the corporate crap, you invariably
have holes in some of your clothes as a result of the
acid-effects. This crap
is brought to you by
capitalists that use the least amount of invested capital to push
will see their demise
and over and over....in your
They, and their cable connectors, are
below are two brass connectors.
connectors were found at a great local store called Rural
If you don't have a Rural King in your neighborhood, you
don't get to enjoy their complimentary coffee and popcorn, and
pleasant helpful customer
service, and a wide variety of assorted merchandise and
equipment. Furthermore, for hardware like nuts and bolts,
DO BOTHER TO COMPARE
prices with the big box stores!
don't charge per nut or bolt,
Rural King sells by the flipping pound!
Suffice to say, the community
Springfield loves their Rural
was always just presumed that battery connectors will have to be
periodically inspected and replaced (because the uncensored portion of
the Internet told me so).
Invariably, acid literally
ate the soft
metal of the
common lead connector, leaving only wires at the posts.
No other viewpoint on the Internet in
a solution in off-grid applications was found.
do not have the freedom to visit all
the websites that actually exist
because our Internet is extremely filtered.
Something like 90% of all the websites are not permitted
through the IP Provider's "wall of fire". The "forbidden"
labeled to us as the "black" and "dark" web, are predominantly those
webmasters that refuse to pay off the internet mafia (the ones that try
to compel control by instituting regulations and "safeguards"
(meanwhile they farm the only operating system that is susceptible to
all viruses, malware, spyware, trojans, and worms to the
civilians irregardless of which monopoly store a computer is purchased
Since you are reading my site, it could only mean one
of maybe three reasons that you even found this site.
I refuse to
succumb to adding the manipulative httpS:
to my http:. So
now the manipulators add a fear-planting warning to any prospective
visitors (usually located to the left of the URL bar).
In reality, the
warning is misdirected and ought to be placed where it rightfully
belongs, upon those that manipulate the internet for their own
become tucked away via "blacklists", and with databases, keyword
responder-bots, redirects, and misdirects, etc. and are easily pointed
from certain "protected" groups and locations.
Similarly, on a myopic scale compared to our weakest
links, the limited controlled Internet Providers) use super-routers
that can further filter the allowed results down to
their own agendas (which is to up-sell the consumer, or force the
consumer to purchase additional or replacement hardware (see the proof,
Spectrum caught hacking me, and admitted it).
The problem arises when the data they are
tucking away becomes critical to our survival. For instance, if
a problem threatens our existence, would it matter
if the answer to solve the problem came from organized crime,
modern-day governments, or the taliban?
*If I'm caught drowning, I don't care who you are, throw
me a damn rope and I'll promise to grab it!
cables will need to be
inspected, tightened, and replaced from
time to time, eh?
Cut the corporate capitalist
crappy connectors from those cables!
If a person were to spend 52cents, they would not likely be buying
More likely, the person spending 52cents is buying an item valued at
This is not to say that spending more will yield more!
In 2018, it is unsafe
that the highest prices in the marketplace
will ensure the highest quality anything.
One thing is for certain
cable connectors sold at
walmart, kmart, autozone, etc. are NOT for off-grid applications.
I've been dealing with those cables for over a decade;
yourself the headaches and potential power failures (and more!),
trust me on this one, cut the cable terminals off, and install the
alternative to corporate-farmed cabling offers the convenience of nut
and bolt, as opposed to one-time-use crimp and solder. This
for the adding of other connections at a later date, without having to
purchase more hardware, and eliminates unnecessary labor.
The cost difference is shocking at first, but when you
consider it is a
once-in-your-lifetime replacement (as opposed to replacing
potentially dangerous damaged cables every other year), coupled with
automotive capitalists designed cables to
incorporate the cable into the connectors, rendering their cables not
user-serviceable, and their connectors
exhibit no sulfation!
don't know why. Maybe if we were permitted to see the
whole Internet, that a site exists explaining the
phenomenon... my tentative guess is that the average automobile is not
pushing 60amps into a battery bank, as in the case of solar, wind,
*(referencing an average 48v input configuration)
I did not
find this factoid on the Internet!
more sulphuric mess, no
connectors dissolving in areas
that are not visible to the naked eye, no more going back to the
marketplace to replace the entire cable or
connector because of deformity due to stretching, no more checking
after weather extremes ... BRASS, with its tighten-once design,
to less maintenance and a more reliable connection.
be totally honest with you, I didn't buy the brass connectors for any
had purchased the brass battery
connectors as one that might purchase a chrome starter for their prized
The connectors were nothing more than "tricking out" the battery bank
Several advantages converting to
were noticed immediately; No sulfation was the bountiful
If the uncensored
of the Internet has left anyone else dis-amused and lacking when
(in any area), and when the Internet communications controllers
are askew in the shaping of the offering of Internet data to further
intelligence, the entire
off-grid realm holds as the curbed model as evidence of the existence
of a censored Internet.
I'm just saying, having watched thousands of videos on
the topic, and having read
and perused thousands more websites on the topic, nowhere was this
concerning a more permanent solution to an inevitable problem found.
Along with cable connectors, ought to naturally come the
themselves. Since the crappy cable connectors don't work
well in a long-term off-grid application, after
changing the connectors, let's look at designing a better
You have concluded Tip # 1 of the Off-Grid Battery Bank Tips
Off-Grid Battery-Bank TipsTip # 1 Tip # 2 Tip # 3 Tip # 4 Tip # 5 Tip # 6 Tip # 7 Tip # 8 Tip # 9 Tip # 10
*If anyone with more electrical experience than I has the answer to the following question, please contact me
with the answer.Q: Why should the off-grid battery bank scenario be following the Codes Regulations which do not apply to our DC Supply (on a number of levels, but right now I want to know the answer in reference to switches)?
With a 2-wire system (battery to light, for instance) shouldn't the NEGATIVE lead be to the Switch (as opposed to the AC alternative which uses the POSITIVE) ? My rationale behind this is that in a DC scenario it is the NEGATIVE lead that brings the power and if that's so why in the world would we want to energize the entire circuit up to the return of the switch (as opposed to having the negative-energized lead to the switch and no further until turned on)? The savings to the battery ought to be relative since an energized length of wire is still consuming regardless of whether or not a load is turned on (for an extreme example, if a battery is sitting in NY and an unused load is sitting in Japan, wouldn't the length of wire alone consume some or all of the battery)?
In AC Codes Regulations the box/switch is grounded (sometimes twice-over). If the ground we walk on is used as a ground in AC power, with DC the earth doesn't differentiate. Having my negative lead to the switch seems to be the safer choice (but I'm not certain).
Please respond with an answer if you know it. Thanks (get back to me before something burns up...I've already begun testing on reversing the polarity in one switch here). For your information, I have NEVER (EVER) used a grounding rod....2-wire-only has worked for sustaining my electricity in over a decade without incident. I do however notice phantom loss beyond the normal loss of a standing little-used battery (which possibly can be attributed to energizing an entire circuit in an attempt to follow the AC "codes" dictates).
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