Solar Power 12V System

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by ErnieM, Sep 27, 2012.

  1. ErnieM

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    Back on my lighthouse, I'm going to be rewiring a 12V solar system so we can place the batteries out of a public area. Does anyone know of some good online references for low voltage systems? Items such as system grounding, outlet types, battery connections, and other safety concerns are needed.

    In lieu of online resources, a book notation would be good too.

    Anything I find online seems to pertain to "wiring batteries in series or parallel" or for alarm systems, not power systems such as this.
     
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    Thanks for that reference. "Dry" pretty much describes my best reading material. That answered some questions I had, and searching for better resolution figures led me to this nice resource: Photovoltaic Systems By Mark C. Ode UL Labs

    Lots of information, and just as important, images of existing installations done in a proper manor.

    A shorter yet good reference was found here: A GUIDE TO PHOTOVOLTAIC (PV) SYSTEM DESIGN AND INSTALLATION

    I've yet to see anyone use a plug and socket on a 12V power system, so the only system I have seen are those horrible "cigarette lighter" units.
     
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