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Posted by Sam Shogun on January 30, 2009, 3:41 pm
Let's say I have a panel or wind turbine delivering power to a battery.
The battery drives an inverter for AC output, right?

How do I interconnect with a device or appliance in the home?
Do I have to wire the inverter output to an isolated circuit for the device I
want to power?

You surely don't connect the inverter output to the mains, do you?

Any links to a good primer on the basics would be appreciated!

Posted by Randy on February 1, 2009, 2:05 pm

Welcome Sam
Have a handfull of links :)
I am sure there are many more but I have done well with these guys.
They have a lot of good info for free on thier sites as well as great
quality products that will do the job you are looking for and keep
you safe and legal to boot.
I hope this helps.
Enjoy and have fun.

Posted by Sam Shogun on February 2, 2009, 1:43 pm
 On Fri, 30 Jan 2009 14:27:35 -0600, david.williams@bayman.org (David Williams)

Thanks! Makes sense.
Next step is to decide how much of my limited budget to spend, how much I can
power with that amount of investment, and what to power.

A lighting circuit?
The PC's? (makes a nice UPS I suppose)

Posted by Eeyore on February 3, 2009, 2:42 am

Sam Shogun wrote:

If you don't live off-grid, making electricity yourself, especially PV solar is
spectacularly stupid and expensive.

Spend the money on insulation and a car with good mpg and you'll be being far
'kinder to the planet'.


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