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by KK6DYO
Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: OAUSA AMATEUR RADIO NET PREVIEW
Topic: OAUSA Net - February 15, 2018 - Footwear for the Outdoors
Replies: 19
Views: 1560

Re: OAUSA Net - February 15, 2018 - Footwear for the Outdoors

My very favorite outdoor (and every day) shoes My feet tend to get hot while walking or hiking. I’ve been wearing Merrell “Ventilators” for many years, with Merino wool socks, in a wide width. https://www.merrell.com/US/en/moab-2-mother-of-all-boots-ventilator-wide-width/27948M.html?dwvar_27948M_co...
by KK6DYO
Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: OAUSA AMATEUR RADIO NET PREVIEW
Topic: OAUSA Net - February 8, 2018 - 5 Minute Destinations
Replies: 18
Views: 3297

5 Minute Destinations - Blair Valley

(Slightly) off-road desert camping, no reservations, best in Spring after some rain https://www.desertusa.com/anza_borrego/du-abpblair.html 1. Southern California - Anza Borrego Desert State Park - Blair Valley Area Off County Route S2 between State Route 78 (Scissors Crossing) and Interstate 8 Cent...
by KK6DYO
Fri Jan 26, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: OAUSA AMATEUR RADIO NET PREVIEW
Topic: OAUSA Net - 1/25/18 & 2/1/18 - Solar Power in the Outdoors
Replies: 34
Views: 3560

Re: OAUSA Net - January 25, 2018 - Solar Power in the Outdoors

Thanks to Eric KM6MMO for pointing out potential power losses with connecting panels of different voltage or ampere ratings. Panels of different voltage ratings connected in parallel are limited to the lowest voltage 47630EE3-7EA3-4F64-B44F-AC9BFADD28BF.jpeg Panels of different ampere ratings conne...
by KK6DYO
Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: OAUSA AMATEUR RADIO NET PREVIEW
Topic: OAUSA Net - 1/25/18 & 2/1/18 - Solar Power in the Outdoors
Replies: 34
Views: 3560

Re: OAUSA Net - January 25, 2018 - Solar Power in the Outdoors

In Conclusion My Setup: Charger CarController.jpg 12V 125 Ah (1500 Wh) AGM battery in car Board on left steps up car power socket voltage to 14.5V to charge AGM battery PWRgate on right limits current to 4A (58 Watts) ... reserve 6A+ to run device chargers from car voltage Keeps battery fully charg...
by KK6DYO
Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: OAUSA AMATEUR RADIO NET PREVIEW
Topic: OAUSA Net - 1/25/18 & 2/1/18 - Solar Power in the Outdoors
Replies: 34
Views: 3560

Re: OAUSA Net - January 25, 2018 - Solar Power in the Outdoors

How much energy can you really get? The Sun SunOnPanel.jpg Designating Sun's Location: Azimuth and Elevation SunAzEl.jpg Differences Between Summer and Winter Solstice SunAzvEl.jpg Different Methods of Tracking Trackingx.png Automatic Sun Tracking SolarTracker.jpg Panel can be misaligned with sun b...
by KK6DYO
Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: OAUSA AMATEUR RADIO NET PREVIEW
Topic: OAUSA Net - 1/25/18 & 2/1/18 - Solar Power in the Outdoors
Replies: 34
Views: 3560

Re: OAUSA Net - January 25, 2018 - Solar Power in the Outdoors

The Wiring, Connectors, and Fuses Use recommended cable sizes or larger to avoid resistance / power loss WireGaugevAmps.jpg Use color coded cable to avoid polarity problems PowerwerxCable.jpg Good copper cable isn't cheap CableCost.gif https://powerwerx.com/red-black-bonded-zip-cord Most panels com...
by KK6DYO
Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: OAUSA AMATEUR RADIO NET PREVIEW
Topic: OAUSA Net - 1/25/18 & 2/1/18 - Solar Power in the Outdoors
Replies: 34
Views: 3560

Re: OAUSA Net - January 25, 2018 - Solar Power in the Outdoors

The Brains of the System: The Controller Also called Solar Charge Controller Takes higher panel voltage Drives 12V load Draws from battery when panel insufficient Charges battery when panel surplus Note: can also connect load directly to battery Controller.jpg Type of Controllers Pulse Width Modula...

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