Friday, October 16, 2009

Here's Your System OGT.

1750 watt system Mod Sine Wave

Inverter 1750 watt

The XPower 1750 offers 1750 watts for 5 minutes.1500 watts continuous. 3000 watt surge. On-off switch; 3 AC outlets; LED bar graph displays output power.Only 0.4 amp DC idle draw. Overload, over temp, and over voltage protection. Low voltage alarm and low voltage cut-out. Heavy duty stud connectors for use with BC10-2/0 battery cable. 1 year warranty
I-XPOWER 1750: $335 shipping $18.00

Battery Bank. 6 volt X 6 = 675 amp hours reserve. 3 strings of 2 @ 225 amp hours per string @150.00 each =$ 900.00

Trojan B-T105-RE
B-T105-RE: This "RE" model has a 5 year warranty. 65 lbs; 10 3/8" x 7 1/8" x 11 3/4" tall; 6v 225 ah
Trojan T-105-RE Batteries & accessories: $150.00 each

Charge Controller

Morningstar Tristar Charge Controllers
45 amp model for 12, 24, and 48 volt Systems

Morningstar’s TriStar Controller is a three-function controller that provides reliable solar battery charging, load control or diversion regulation. The controller operates in one of these modes at a time and two or more controllers may be used to provide multiple functions. The Controller is UL listed and has a 5 year warranty.
Key Features and Benefits
• Large heat sink and conservative design enables operating at full ratings to 45°C. No need to de-rate.
• RS-232 connects to a personal computer for custom settings, data logging and remote monitoring and control.
• DIP switch provides user with a choice of 7 different digital presets and custom settings via RS-232.
• Fully protected against reverse polarity, short circuit, overcurrent, high temperature, and overvoltage.
• Larger power terminals and conduit knockouts . Extra space for wire turns. Fits on power panels.
• Connecting battery sense wires and optional remote temperature sensor will improve control accuracy. Constant voltage series PWM algorithm increases battery capacity and life.
• 3 LED’s to indicate status, faults and alarms. Optional meter displays extensive system and controller information, automatic self-test and reset capabilities. Meter connection via RJ-11 phone jack.
• Pushbutton provides manual reset and stop/start battery equalization or load disconnect.
C-TRISTAR 45: 45 amp controller: $165
(shipping $12

Solar PV Array 2 X $595.00 = $1090.00

UL Listed 25 year Warranty Polycrystalline Silicon Module
High Efficiency; High Reliability; High Safety
Mitsubishi has applied leading-edge technology from its space-related applications to terrestrial systems to create high performance photovoltaic power-generation systems for an astonishing range of installations. Mitsubishi has successfully produced the first cells that do not require solder coatings. This accomplishment is a milestone in the development of environmentally friendly composite materials.
Solder free; Black surface field structure; Anti-reflective coating; with MC4 multi contact cabling.

7.25 amp each, you could add 1 panel per year until your solar charge amps work for you needs,

All these are avaliable at Backwoods Solar.

I consider this a economy system for a small budget

Price for this , materials only with no cabling = $2500.00

Solar panels carry a 25 year warranty.

Battery's carry a 5 year warranty

Charge Controller a 5 year warranty

Inverter a 1 year warranty.

You would need to have a generator and battery charger for this system. Until more solar amps are added for charging.

and that's the way it is.




  1. With this system just add another solar array (or a pair) yearly @ $1090 (monthly) until you no longer have need of the generator?

    Sounds like the way to go. Course I really need to start cutting back on all the things we use that are always ON!

  2. TexasMan

    Yes, you add 125 watts per year @ $595.00 or more if you can afford it , untill you have 1000 watts charging or more(recommended 1500)
    and this should work for OGT for his starter system.Try to stay consistant with your panels , keep with the same mfg. you started with.

    good to hear from ya



  3. Wow D, I just got back from yet another weekend at the slabs. your the first thing I checked when I got home. YOU HIT IT RIGHT ON WITH THIS SYSTEM DESIGN. some of the things in the charge controller and inverter are too high tech for me to understand. but what I could understand fits exactly to my lifestyle. I might not even need a generator if I keep my hands off the power , like I want to. I just lived for 2 days using a solar light and 20 minutes on the small inverter plugged into my cigarette lighter to recharge my laptop to watch a couple of Andy Grifith episopes. I talked with a few out there who are using a lot less than the system you designed for me. I bet your design will be perfect for my needs. THANKS, I APPRECIATE IT!