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by John and Cecil
Apr 06 2021 8:04pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Running a house on an e-motorcycle battery?
Replies: 63
Views: 1541

Re: Running a house on an e-motorcycle battery?

At least my posts are not being deleted now that Fechter has been told about what is happening. This a warning to anyone using this forum, the moderators here can threaten you with private messages and delete your posts asking for administrator assistance and they will harass you for no good reason ...
by John and Cecil
Apr 06 2021 7:44pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Running a house on an e-motorcycle battery?
Replies: 63
Views: 1541

Re: Running a house on an e-motorcycle battery?

The original post is still there.. it appears you've been making duplicate posts.. another moderator deleted duplicate posts by you too, according to our logs. Nicobie didn't mean to harass you, he was just poking you a bit, as he tends to do. We allow for poking here. Nicobie even did that to me b...
by John and Cecil
Apr 06 2021 7:42pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Running a house on an e-motorcycle battery?
Replies: 63
Views: 1541

Re: Running a house on an e-motorcycle battery?

there was someone venting on craigslist about how Victron costs so much when Fangpuson is made in the same factory i dont know if thats true but heres a link to that site, they look identical https://www.fangpusun.com/mppt150-45-70 moderators deleting your comments??? hope thats not true Fechter an...
by John and Cecil
Apr 06 2021 7:18pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Running a house on an e-motorcycle battery?
Replies: 63
Views: 1541

Re: Running a house on an e-motorcycle battery?

If you want to ignore a user, you can use this option. But it will not allow you to block a moderator ( this isn't a smart thing to do anyway ) 2021-04-06 18_01_42-(48) Endless Sphere - User Control Panel - Manage foes - Brave.png I'll find out the story behind your posts being deleted. Thank you. ...
by John and Cecil
Apr 06 2021 6:34pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Running a house on an e-motorcycle battery?
Replies: 63
Views: 1541

Re: Running a house on an e-motorcycle battery?

You asked for advice in a public thread, and everybody tells you to cover the fundamentals first, and you're offended? What did you expect? As I've posted before, this seems reflective of the "fake news" mentality wherein facts are selected to fit the poster's fantasy. I'm not picking on ...
by John and Cecil
Apr 06 2021 6:22pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Running a house on an e-motorcycle battery?
Replies: 63
Views: 1541

Re: Running a house on an e-motorcycle battery?

:mrgreen: I am a mod. It is very easy to block someone whose posts you don't want to read. I'd help you on how to do it, but you'd probably argue with me about it. Stop posting to my thread, stop sending me threatening private messages, and stop erasing my posts requesting administrator assistance....
by John and Cecil
Apr 06 2021 5:46pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Inverter recommendations? 48V sine wave, no grid tie
Replies: 27
Views: 3977

Re: Inverter recommendations, 48V sine wave, no grid tie

i picked up a harbor freigth unit on clearance specifically because there are people using this specific one for power tools, etc. i forget the model, but somewhere in the forsale used section i have an ad for it that has that info; never did find a buyer though. i want to try it out on a little wi...
by John and Cecil
Apr 06 2021 2:45pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Running a house on an e-motorcycle battery?
Replies: 63
Views: 1541

Re: Running a house on an e-motorcycle battery?

Nobody "owns" their own thread here. Everybody is welcome to post where they like. If you don't like the advice people are taking their time to give you, just don't listen to it. It sounds like you know it all already. :wink: Why not just try out your ideas and then let us know how it goe...
by John and Cecil
Apr 06 2021 2:29pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Running a house on an e-motorcycle battery?
Replies: 63
Views: 1541

Re: Running a house on an e-motorcycle battery?

Ok, back to my response before I was rudely interrupted :( I did see some 72v charge controllers and 72v to 230v ac inverters. They are more expensive than 12, 24, and 48v devices but they are not that much more expensive (maybe 50% more expensive). I also probably have the option of setting up the ...
by John and Cecil
Apr 06 2021 1:54pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Running a house on an e-motorcycle battery?
Replies: 63
Views: 1541

Re: Running a house on an e-motorcycle battery?

You know, the more I think about your post the more I do not like it. You like calling people names like "Ruth Goldberg", that is just plain and simple mean. I wonder how many arrogant people called Nikola Tesla a Ruth Goldberg in his early years. And you want to criticize me because I am...
by John and Cecil
Apr 06 2021 1:47pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Running a house on an e-motorcycle battery?
Replies: 63
Views: 1541

Re: Running a house on an e-motorcycle battery?

There is a need for a 3 way switch, but nobody is hearing me. It is needed due to battery cost. Let us forget about the motorcycle for a minute. The argument is that I will need a large capacity battery (3 to 5 DAYS capacity) to allow my system to function overnight and through long storm, etcs. But...
by John and Cecil
Apr 06 2021 3:36am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Running a house on an e-motorcycle battery?
Replies: 63
Views: 1541

Re: Running a house on an e-motorcycle battery?

I appreciate some of the positive advice given, thank you. I believe the grid tie system will not work for me, by connecting the solar array to the grid in such a manner may create legal issues. The 2 systems must be separate with no way for the solar array power to make contact with the grid. I bel...
by John and Cecil
Apr 06 2021 3:21am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Running a house on an e-motorcycle battery?
Replies: 63
Views: 1541

Re: Running a house on an e-motorcycle battery?

john61ct's advice is correct. It's the same response for all of these Rube Goldberg fantasies -- high cost and complexity for no benefit. It makes you "sad" to burn gas for transport, but you want to switch to burning gas for hot water and cooking? You want to boycott utility corporations...
by John and Cecil
Apr 04 2021 6:47am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Running a house on an e-motorcycle battery?
Replies: 63
Views: 1541

Re: Running a house on an e-motorcycle battery?

Hello John. I have similar laws here, they make it expensive to connect to the grid. I just do it on a small scale :) . I have a cheap China 500watt grid tie inverter that I have hooked up to 8 120 watt panels. It's hits 500 watts when the sunshine is good. You have to realize that the panel rating...
by John and Cecil
Apr 04 2021 6:39am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Running a house on an e-motorcycle battery?
Replies: 63
Views: 1541

Re: Running a house on an e-motorcycle battery?

I have a working theory on a possible workaround to bypass the expensive and rare electronics. Rather than purchasing expensive circuitry, etc to switch from grid to solar/wind power why not do something like this. First pick up enough golf cart (or lithium ion batteries if expenses allow), but just...
by John and Cecil
Apr 04 2021 4:08am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Running a house on an e-motorcycle battery?
Replies: 63
Views: 1541

Re: Running a house on an e-motorcycle battery?

Again, I understand your intention about the batteries I am just maintaining that the battery suitable for the moto will be too small for the house. Or, the battery you will need for the house, will be too big and heavy for a moto. Really? Some motorcycle batteries have 20kwh of capacity and weigh ...
by John and Cecil
Apr 03 2021 4:50pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Running a house on an e-motorcycle battery?
Replies: 63
Views: 1541

Re: Running a house on an e-motorcycle battery?

this guy shows how to produce 5000 watts/day for about $50 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibCu0PxIZA4 Well that is something to consider for a property with a lot of running water. He has a wind turbine in the video too. I like the idea of making an inexpensive homemade wind turbine with vertical ...
by John and Cecil
Apr 03 2021 3:35am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Running a house on an e-motorcycle battery?
Replies: 63
Views: 1541

Re: Running a house on an e-motorcycle battery?

:D bring the link to the website so we can see what it can do i dont know how your country does its water supply systems but here the city pressure is anywhere from 80psi to 100 psi the house water main supply from the city is 3/4" as soon as the pipe enters the house theres a shut-off valve a...
by John and Cecil
Apr 03 2021 3:05am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Running a house on an e-motorcycle battery?
Replies: 63
Views: 1541

Re: Running a house on an e-motorcycle battery?

If there is metered water, even if it's "included" in the rent, the landlord will crack down fast No, I have no intention of causing my landlord and his wonderful family expense so I can reduce my electricity usage, I would not sleep so well at night if I did things such as this. If my la...
by John and Cecil
Apr 02 2021 12:29pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Running a house on an e-motorcycle battery?
Replies: 63
Views: 1541

Re: Running a house on an e-motorcycle battery?

how much do you pay for city water there? Hmm. I think I just figured out why you asked this question. :) I searched online and I found a prototype of a small turbine that produces electricity from pressurized tap water. I wonder how many gallons of pressurized tap water it takes to produce 1 kwh o...
by John and Cecil
Apr 02 2021 7:40am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Running a house on an e-motorcycle battery?
Replies: 63
Views: 1541

Re: Running a house on an e-motorcycle battery?

OK, sounds like you know more than it seemed at first. Just know that batteries are not optional, the minimum that makes sense just as an overnight buffer would be 1kWh per 500W panel, and double that is still a very low ratio not enough for a few cloudy days in a row. Of course if you are happy to...
by John and Cecil
Apr 02 2021 7:13am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Running a house on an e-motorcycle battery?
Replies: 63
Views: 1541

Re: Running a house on an e-motorcycle battery?

find a house on a hill side that has a creek or water source and go micro-hydro, even if you need to pay $60 or $100/yr for a water permit, you need 60ft of vertical head and 200ft of horizontal head pressure, you can just dump excess energy into hotwater tanks and electric baseboards Zero motorcyc...
by John and Cecil
Apr 01 2021 6:41am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Running a house on an e-motorcycle battery?
Replies: 63
Views: 1541

Re: Running a house on an e-motorcycle battery?

Also lithium ev batteries do not seem to be much more expensive than lithium home batteries. However lithium ev batteries save you from buying gasoline whereas lithium home batteries save you from buying electricity. Since gasoline is much, much, much more expensive than electricity this is why lith...
by John and Cecil
Apr 01 2021 5:11am
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Running a house on an e-motorcycle battery?
Replies: 63
Views: 1541

Re: Running a house on an e-motorcycle battery?

Sorry I just do not believe your entire house consumption is that low. Have you actually measured all the load devices? Created an energy budget? 500W of panels is tiny too, maybe 2kWh per day, so usually matched with at least 3-4kWh of battery, might be suitable for a camper, maybe a super efficie...