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The next time I ask who designed or installed this and the person starts saying anything about a electrical engineer, I will be gone before they finish the sentence. In the two instances it has happened the engineer should have been slapped, the school shut down...something.

Today I went to check out a fifth wheel that even though it has 500 watts of solar, can't keep its own battery charged. 500 watts of solar feeding two 4-D's as a inverter bank but no connection to the house grp 24. A 100 watt portable was intended to keep it running. Discuss options and decide to remove grp 24 and pull power from inverter bank for house. Hmmm wiring seems a bit weak but okay. Look again, ask customer if they have issues running 2000 watt inverter. Why yes they do and it could be the three feet of 8 gauge feeding the twin 2 gauge per side wires feeding the inverter. There is a switch but no fuse. Back side of switch discolored from heat, 8 gauge wire nearly melted in half at the lug.

So the next time I hear "my electrical engineer" I'm out of there.
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theres a whole bunch of hacks out there preying upon the uninformed
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#3
In some instances I think it is DIY and saying that a EE did it gives credence to their poor decisions.
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the main reason i started the forum besides about to get the boot from Bobs was i needed electrical help and the start up cost of the forum is nothing compared to knowledge gained

glad to have you back posting
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Wow. It could have been done by an engineer that ONLY understands A/C! I don't know if they break it down that way in school but...
I learned wiring building boom cards pulling massive current and to make the current you needed all the available juice the battery can provide. If you are spending 5 grand on two amps stable at .25 ohms selling them 00 cables to feed these hungry bastards is easy.

For my own solar, I went with my yacht guy. That system has changed more times in the year than my underwear! Sterwake would have done a deal with Neptune to have me eaten by land sharks. LOL!

But the info here is good. And posers lamenting the easy cheap are outed as idiots.

Rock on people!
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nothing against cheap and easy,my interior is built out of plywood and 1x12 fir,butt end glue and screw,cheap and easy,osb and particleboard nailed together will get called out as crap
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#7
Sometimes it works out. I went from a job it took longer to drive there than fix to a rewire and now installing a inverter/charger with a transfer switch. And tomorrow was going to be such a easy day. Sigh
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The worst design I saw was designed by “a Microsoft engineer “.  Large flexible panels siliconed down with lithium batteries packed in hard foam (2”thick”)  and stacked in a apple crate.  

Sad
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*cringe*
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probably cursed 

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Why anyone would listen or design a system from a person that churns out buggy software that requires updates constantly and is full of bloatware is beyond me. But I too saw this Cringe worthy system.

But he had God on board so I am certain all is well.
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