13 Aug 2011
My 440 amp control board. (Revisions below) Complete with brakes, breaker, fuses, load divert, battery bank selector switch, 440 amp controller,1500 watt inverter and metering gauges. Currently using 4) 6 volt golf cart batteries parallel and in series (12v) yielding 440 amp hours vented through the wall to outside (gasses here are poison). Since making this video I have added 3 solar panels I made myself for less than 0. They are yielding much more power than expected. About 00 worth retail. I hooked the output wires from them to the rectifier positive and negative. I will be adding more batteries and power output sources over time. I have since removed the brakes as when they are grounded (or on) being tied to solar panels would ground them too. I have added another wind generator and 6 (total) solar panels. Also added is a digital volt meter and a door over the batteries with a seal.. The smartest thing I could do I just figured out (a year later) was to put a 2 watt 1-50k ohm potentiometer on the green wire of the charge controller. Previously it would start dumping power at 13.5 volts several times a day. With the potentiometer it is charging all day without overcharging. It more resembles a car charging system which is 14+ volts. Save yourself some grief and just do it. It cost .00 at an electronics shop. Your batteries will receive a much better charge without the constant load dumping.