Eco-Worthy 600w Solar Panels 2 Month Review

hello today I thought I'd do a review of my under watt solar panels I had installed they've been installed now and running for about – a little bit over two months so I just wanted to show you what I got here going I got that six 100 watt panels there bear in mind that my mobile home this slope of the roof is on the east side my slopes are east and west so I put the bulk of my panels over here which is my 600 Watts right now I'd like to eventually add two more panels up both above those six which would give me 800 watts on this side that's got a this side has a really good clear almost uninterrupted all-day view of the Sun unfortunately we got a big oak tree that goes there and a big oak tree that sits over here so for the my review purposes I'm going to show you what these 600 watts are putting out inside on my charge controller but I wanted to take you outside and kind of give you an idea of the orientation of them ideally you'd want them facing south but as you can see South is not an option for me now I do have several of the old Harbor Freight panels which was my initial purchase when I was experimenting and learning and I can't really see them up there but let's see I got just just under 200 watts I think 45 90 180 180 watts up there of the Harbor Freight so all those panels are all tied in together I hope I've wired it up to a 24 volt solar panel system my battery bank is 12 volts but I've got them coming into the MPPT controller which does allow well it it converts the 24 volts to 12 volts got the wires coming down here and they go through the wall there this right here is a little vent system I designed and built so when the voltage of my batteries gets over 13.8 volts and that the batteries will start off gassing so by off gassing when it gets above 13.8 volts a fan kicks on inside in my battery box and exhaust the air outside pretty neat little idea this is my 6000 BTU air conditioner that I'm using right now and I'm running that on the solar power I just want to see if I could handle that with my system so when I do go off grid and the heat of the summer I might have a little bit of comfort okay so we've seen outside my 600 watts plus the armor break and what I've done for now is I have pulled the fuse on the Harbor Freight setup which was 190 180 watts it don't get anywhere near that but for demonstration purposes I want to show that the plug is pulled the fuse is pulled on the Harbor Freight so any meetings I get are going to be just from the echo worthy panels right now it says that we are putting out 389 watts and twenty seven point six amps what I'm gonna do now is add this and then I'm gonna go to a screen capture and show you that on my 42:15 bien software sure let's show you how that's operating okay so here we are in the software and what it says is my panels are putting out thirteen point three eight amps at twenty nine point one one volts for a total of 390 watts the charge controller is converting the twenty nine point oh five volts down to fourteen point two and it's increasing the amperage from thirteen point four to twenty seven point four seven and here's a graphical image of that what you can do on this graphical image is you can right click show a new form maximize that then you go over here if you want to look at you can look there's your voltage ups and downs your current ups and downs and your power which is my wattage up and down these these big drops periodically the charge controller basically resets and then jumps back up it's a very short reset now I guess it's recalculating the algorithms so as you can see we're almost getting 400 watts on an ideal location of my solar panels not really facing the Sun directly so I'm very very happy with the output of those panels let me close this again so it's almost 400 watts 392 what's right now and that will go up I think at the peak of the day I can probably get about 450 watts I mean if you looked at the my gauge is said that the Watts peak was 561 Watts peak and that was obviously with the Harbour freights but realistically I think I might get about 90 watts out of those I don't get a lot out of them so I I think I get pretty club I'm at my peak I get pretty close to 500 watts from my 600 Watts of echo where the panel's which is really good there are only two months old so obviously over the years that'll drop but they do have a guarantee and I am really happy with those kind of think there anything else I really need to cover on those I wanted to let you see that the panel's performed really well and oh yeah while I'm here I might as well show you my battery system kind of give you an overview of what I got you'll have to excuse the mess I am not a very tidy person as you probably guessed okay so now I'm back on to my camera alright so what we have here is my wires come in through the wall here right now I got three strings of 24 volts coming into a fuse panel here and then I obviously got the one string for the Harbor Freight switch is over here but they're not connected like I said for right now they those come into this fuse panel and the power comes out to a breaker which is a 40 amp breaker probably a bit underrated since the charge controller is actually 40 amps I could probably up that a little bit I'm not sure how much over you're supposed to go negative goes to the charge controller positive goes through that circuit breaker and then to the charge controller right now you can see that it is the battery light or the PV light it's flashing which means it's charging and here is the little meter that I use to give me a real-time on how things are going so we're almost up to 400 watts batteries sitting at fourteen point two volts and putting in twenty eight amps then you get your voltage minimums you half hours so this is accumulative and what I can do with this meter is want to reset that first I have to turn off my or disconnect my solar panels then I go over here and cut off my battery that's my circuit breaker for the battery then you turn that back on and the meter will reset everything goes to zero then I'll go back over here put my panels back on and I have an LED light up here so with my turn my charge controller on the LED automatically turns on so what I do is just turn that off and we'll go back down here and see what we got so now everything has been Reesie Road and it started over on the accumulative totals okay then we have my house Magnum converter and with that inverter I am running a 6000 BTU room air conditioner a small compact 1.8 cubic foot refrigerator with the freezer in it my monitor my television I think that's about it and I'm running that on that on it constantly now obviously my 600 Watts panels aren't gonna really keep up in hot hot weather with this air conditioner so let me show you in my battery bank here can i zoom out okay so here's my battery bank right here I got six golf cart six volt batteries and they are 205 amp hours each I have them wired up that's 12 volt so I got 615 amp hours coming in and and as I showed in a previous video I'm using this charge controller to turn on and off my fan so what I have is I have that set so when my battery this is wired directly to my batteries and when my battery reaches 13.8 volts I believe it is can't say it's kind of dark right now 13 point something close to close to 14 volts it turns on the fan and that fan is right here it's just a CPU fan 12 volt CPU fan that sucks the air out of this but through the battery box throw my holes that I have in it and shoves it outside that way if there's any get off gassing in here automatically takes that out now when the voltage drops below I think it's got it I have a set at 13.5 so comes on at 13.8 stays on and then when the batteries drop below 13.5 that'll cut that fan off so I have no risk of it building up any gases in there I've set that value so low that should keep all the gasses out and there you have it like I say this is a review of the panels and we're getting almost 400 watts right now and the time was 10:30 in the morning not bad at all

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