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Total driving them in vertically or at a 45 degree angle, so they were installed horizontally in trenches 30 inches (76 cm) deep. These ground rods, along with the concrete encased mounting poles for the array rack, make up a code corner

Technical Specifications

System Overview


System type: Off-grid PV

Manufacturer and model: Xantrex SW4024

Location: Las Cruces, New Mexico

Nominal DC input voltage: 24 VDC

Production: 350 AC KWH per month average

Nominal AC output voltage: 120 VAC



Manufacturer and model: Sharp NE-Q5E2U

Manufacturer and model: Trojan L-16HC

Number of modules: 20

Battery type: Flooded lead-acid

Module STC wattage: 165 W

Individual battery specifications: 6 VDC nominal, 390

Module nominal voltage: 24 VDC

AH at the 20-hour rate

Array STC wattage: 3,300 W

Number of batteries: 16

Array nominal voltage: 48 VDC

Battery pack specifications: 24 VDC nominal, 1,560 AH

Array combiner box: Xantrex TCB-10 with 10 A fuses

System Performance Metering

RV Power Products digital meters on two charge

Array disconnect: Xantrex DC250 enclosure with one

controllers; two remotes in house

75 A breaker for each subarray, and one 175 A main PV breaker

Xantrex SWRC remote control for inverter in house

Array installation: Power Fab DP-RGM4-SH165

Xantrex TM500 battery monitor in house

ground-mount, facing due south, tilted at latitude

Engine Generator

Charge Controller

Manufacturer and model: Onan Marquis Platinum

Manufacturer and model: Two RV Power Products

KW rating: 6.5 at sea level; 6.0 as installed

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DIY Battery Repair

DIY Battery Repair

You can now recondition your old batteries at home and bring them back to 100 percent of their working condition. This guide will enable you to revive All NiCd batteries regardless of brand and battery volt. It will give you the required information on how to re-energize and revive your NiCd batteries through the RVD process, charging method and charging guidelines.

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