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Old 04-05-2015, 08:05 PM   #21
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I'm not worried about my solar. Just mentioning I have it. My 6v bank will run the inverter pretty well and Onan 5500 will back it up when low... Good to know on Cotek making both lines. Go Power doesn't have a hardwire with built in transfer switch. Will have to compare pricing between the all in one vs. the two. Thanks for the info...

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Old 04-05-2015, 08:06 PM   #22
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Originally Posted by Blackhat6mike View Post
You might want to reconsider the name brand of the transfer switch as I went through two Go Power switches that were both bad out of the box. Parallax builds a great switch, but it isn't small. Both of the Go Power switches I used buzzed constantly and would not switch. Check the reviews on Amazon.
Thanks for the heads up! Will do...

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Old 04-05-2015, 08:06 PM   #23
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I have 2 of the SLR155 and 1 of the SLR125 I like them so far. I think a good charge controller is also key. Your solar array size you will want 5% to 10% charge capacity of your battery bank. So Mine at 435 X .05= 21.75 amps so I'm at about 6%. I have monocystilline panels.
This is the system I'm installing. Only need to add 1 more solar panel and the batteries. So far I please with the results. I now leave my fridge on while in storage so I have cold beer when I go to check on it.

Solar Charger: - COMPLETED
40 AMP MPPT Renogy

Solar Panel: - 1 Panel installed
2 - 250 Watt Renogy

Battery: - To Be Installed Soon
2 - 155AH VmaxTanks AGM

Inverter: - COMPLETED
2000 Watt Xantex PROwatt SW (Pure SineWave)

Transfer Switch: - COMPLETED
PowerMax 30AMP

Inter-connects - COMPLETED

solar panel -> combiner box 8AWG MC4 (6ft)
combiner box -> solar charger 1/0 AWG (10ft)
solar charger -> battery bank 4 AWG (2ft)
inverter -> batteries 4/0 AWG (2ft)
battery inter-connects 4/0 AWG (1ft)


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