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Old 06-16-2016, 05:26 PM   #15
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Just contact the people at the lot and ask them if they would stand on a ladder or use a long selfie stick and take some photos of the roof for you. The worst that will happen is they will say no can do. You can always send a little thank you such as lunch money via Paypal to a friend or an online gift card.

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Old 04-04-2018, 03:50 PM   #16
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Binge-read Handy Bob!

Discovered Handy Bob recently and have binge-read his blog once, all the way through. I'll do another read to pick up more details in the near future.

That said, it's really helpful to have this post because it's one, succinct list of how to build a reliable solar power system. I've learned so much from Handy Bob but it's nice to see a lot of specific photos with labels and notes all in one place.

Thanks so much for posting!

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Old 04-09-2018, 11:07 AM   #17
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Solar Controller disconnect question

Thanks for bringing this thread forward. I hadn't read it before.

Using a lot of advise from Handy Bob, I'm designing a portable solar system with two 100 watt panels and the Morningstar SunSaver 20 amp controller. I planned to leave the controller permanently connected to the battery, only disconnecting the panels when not in use. I will have a 20 amp fuse in both the input and output positive controller connections. On the schematic the solar controller disconnect switch, disconnects both input and the output of the solar controller.

Should I add a battery to solar controller disconnect switch? Is there a battery drain or controller issue with permanently connecting the solar controller to the battery (via a fuse)?

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