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Ed_Gee

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Posted: 12/06/19 12:07pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

crcr wrote:

ktmrfs wrote:

Ed_Gee wrote:

Recommend this place for high quality solar materials:
AM Solar


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Thanks. Nice looking wire, but two problems with it -- that is 10 gauge -- I'm looking for 8 gauge as mentioned in my last post. And even at that, this 10 gauge roof wire is pricey at $3 a foot plus shipping!


OK, but in your original post you said you were looking for 10 ga.UV protected wire, which is what my link took you to.
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Ed_Gee wrote:

crcr wrote:

ktmrfs wrote:

Ed_Gee wrote:

Recommend this place for high quality solar materials:
AM Solar


x2.


Thanks. Nice looking wire, but two problems with it -- that is 10 gauge -- I'm looking for 8 gauge as mentioned in my last post. And even at that, this 10 gauge roof wire is pricey at $3 a foot plus shipping!


OK, but in your original post you said you were looking for 10 ga.UV protected wire, which is what my link took you to.
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Correct, but in my second post, still on the first page of the thread, I said I had decided to try to do 8 gauge.

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Hi,

Home Depot will order it in. They have 25 foot lengths.


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My ride is a 28 foot Class C, 256 watts solar, 556 amp hours of AGM in two battery banks 12 volt batteries, 3000 watt Magnum hybrid inverter, Sola Basic Autoformer, Microair Easy Start.

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Thanks. So what type of connections did you use from the pigtails?
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MC4 you assemble yourself as in that link earlier about the IQ test getting the sexes right- Hint-- before laying the panel down with its pigtails sticking out, mark the pigtail pos with red tape!! You sometimes can't see the + and - markers after the panel is lying down.


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You don't really need 8 gauge wire between the panels and the combiner box unless you are going to parallel multiple panels before running to the box because the amperage from each panel isn't so much that there will be much IR drop. You do want big wire between the combiner box and the controller.

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Yes, pvc conduit from the j box to panels. The pvc stops a few inches under each panel. Not worried about sun damage to the wiring that's shaded and it's easy to pull the wires with those ends being open. Very easy job and it looks very nice. Craig

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Try this guy
DYI Solar with Will Prowse channel on YT

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I used a standard extension cord and slathered Heng's rubber roof coating on it. Many solar cables are not as flexible.

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free radical wrote:

Try this guy
DYI Solar with Will Prowse channel on YT


Here's a really good video to watch


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pauldub wrote:

I bought mine from these guys. They also sell on eBay. If you want two wire duplex solar cable that is round, check out AM Solar.


The round 10ga duplex from A.M. Solar is premium stuff. UV rated jacket too.


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