Cheap solar for the Upgrade

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Joined: 26/09/2020
Location: Australia
Posts: 418
Posted: 07:35am 15 Jun 2024      

Hi Bryan, what sort of current does the underground cable have to carry.
100 metres is a fairly long run.
I am guessing that you are going to run 240 from the generator to the battery charger that is 100 metres away. If you are pulling 15 amps through you underground cable you would need to use 6mm cable at least. That would allow you to pull around 20 amps at 230 volts max.
Sounds like you have your work cut out.
Maybe it is also worth pricing VRLA batteries as well as Fork Lift batteries.
It sounds like your power needs are fairly high