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Old 06-10-2019
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Doug - here's a photo of the battery and the main panel. The inverter, charger, mppt, and a few other things reside in the compartment to the left, but not interesting to see and was full of junk, too.



Here's one of my copilots for the Shipshewana trip. All are rescues from MWCR - Minnesota/Wisconsin Collie Rescue. Chewy, Duke, and Rusty from left to right.

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Thank Andy, not sure how I missed that. Must have blinked.
Very nice install.


Good looking pack.
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That battery install looks very good.
Are each of those modules 48V wired in parallel?
Which generation volt battery is it?
Have you ever needed to turn on the cooling system?
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2014 model year Volt, so 16.5kwh pack, I think that's a gen 1. The voltage range is 40.5 to 49.6, that's where I run it. GM went up to 4.12v per cell, so I'm right there. I built the cooling and heating unit, but I have only run the cooler to test it. The temp in the battery never goes over 85 even when it's 100 out by the time the sun sets so it never starts up. The heater makes a huge difference when it's really cold. I get 30-40% more out of it and it maintains temps without using much power input. Kinda sucks, the heater cost like $75 to make and I bet I have $500 in the cooler. Such is life.
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Got 8.8kwh out of the sun today. It got cloudy in the afternoon and peak solar was only 1100w. The dip in the morning is due to shading from trees in the early morning. This was enough to get me charged up to 46.7v, which is about 65% charge from 0.

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Got 8.8kwh out of the sun today. It got cloudy in the afternoon and peak solar was only 1100w. The dip in the morning is due to shading from trees in the early morning. This was enough to get me charged up to 46.7v, which is about 65% charge from 0.

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That is impressive energy collection and data presentation too.
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Cool We like it, and the graphics.
Saw Andy's install at Shipshewana, Professional & Impressive, looks factory made.
Met the Collies, they like being cool tooo.
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Weird solar day today - big puffy white clouds rolling in and out. I saw 1400w a few times and lots of time above 1300 sustained. I wonder if that's because of the clouds reflecting more light? Weird stuff.
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Are the short massive drops just clouds going by?
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Yes they are - the MPPT spits out a snapshot of the wattage every minute, so it's not averaged at all. The KWH/day is an accurate representation of the actual power collected, that's why it's smooth.
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