Re: [hreg] FW: solar lawnmowers
- "Kevin L. Conlin" wrote:
> Your theory on the self discharge is correct, however the mechanism was aThat's a really good explaination. We ought to collect those into a book. One
> little different. The actual reason, according to my battery expert, is as
guy in that newsgroup made up a bogus explaination that postulated that there
were concrete mites and acid mites that multiplied into battery-draining
colonies when batteries were put on concrete. It wasn't true, but the way he
told it was hilarious! :-)
> Best regards, Kevin PS How's the Solar Clubhouse coming? Will itThings have been going well. I start a new job Monday, so I'll be able to
> be ready in time for football season?
continue buying solar toys :-) I finished the battery cabinet Tuesday, put it in
the shed, and vented it to the outside. It has one 24V string of 4 golf cart
batteries @ 220 AH installed and connected to the bus bar system. I'll probably
put in another set tomorrow if I can find enough good ones at Sams.
Unfortunately, they back-ordered my charge controller, so I'm going to get
another one so I can move the project along. It's supposed to be raining anyway
for a few days, so I'll have to wait to mount the panels.