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    What you need for the solar panels, even before the inverter, is a solar controller. These may differ from unit to unit, depending on the output of the panels. Do your research, get the details on the panels. A marine type (trickle charge) battery is also needed. Again, it depends on the output of the solar controller. Only after that can you use an inverter (I assume you mean DC to 120V AC). Knowing the Ah output of the panels would be helpful too.
    Don't start hooking up untill you know your putting a round plug into a round hole.
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    I was doing that and had to bring Brads tester back since he lost power to his home. Again.

    My tester needs a battery. I took home wiring in 9th grade electric class, so it should be complicated, as that was Back in '72 technology

    I sitting here in sweat pants and a flannel since it's 68 degrees inside and out, 33 % humidity in, 91 % humidity outside, 74 dewpoint
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    Quote Originally Posted by BucketBack View Post
    I was doing that and had to bring Brads tester back since he lost power to his home. Again.

    My tester needs a battery. I took home wiring in 9th grade electric class, so it should be complicated, as that was Back in '72 technology

    I sitting here in sweat pants and a flannel since it's 68 degrees inside and out, 33 % humidity in, 91 % humidity outside, 74 dewpoint
    "What are you wearing, Jake from State Farm?"

    BB: Sweat pants & Flannel

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    Quote Originally Posted by TJC44 View Post
    What you need for the solar panels, even before the inverter, is a solar controller. These may differ from unit to unit, depending on the output of the panels. Do your research, get the details on the panels. A marine type (trickle charge) battery is also needed. Again, it depends on the output of the solar controller. Only after that can you use an inverter (I assume you mean DC to 120V AC). Knowing the Ah output of the panels would be helpful too.
    Don't start hooking up untill you know your putting a round plug into a round hole.
    Brad just remembered about the controller, he stopped by with his Mom after 3.5 hrs in GR with back infusions. Yeah he ain't doing good

    Joe Says Lilly would clean up good
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    Quote Originally Posted by BucketBack View Post
    Brad just remembered about the controller, he stopped by with his Mom after 3.5 hrs in GR with back infusions. Yeah he ain't doing good

    Joe Says Lilly would clean up good
    She might at that. Unfortunately, I'm realizing that she is the same age as my kids. Not sure that would work.
    Is that why you posted the video 3 times?
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