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Outback Flexmax 80 MPPT Solar Charge Controller by Kenneth Viar
Outback Flexmax 80 MPPT Solar Charge Controller FLexMax 80 Flexibality
I own 2 of These Units So Far So Good ! They Are Tough Units I would Recommend These Too Anyone OutBack Has Incredible Service And Support and These Units Are Field Serviceable If They Need Work On Them ! The Best Money Can Buy Kenneth Viar (more)

Rating :5 of 5 Stars!
Bogart Engineering PM-5000-U PentaMetric Input Unit by Joe Jarmoluk
Bogart Engineering PM-5000-U PentaMetric Input Unit Good design, seems to do its job
I have the pentametric paired with the Ethernet unit on my small (125 watt) off grid system. For starters, Id like to compliment bogart for making it here in the US. Thats actually one of the reasons I chose it over the Xantrex link pro line. Wiring it up took a while because of how advanced th... (more)

Rating :4 of 5 Stars!
Sundanzer 5.8CF Battery-Powered Refrigerator by Anita Kelman
Sundanzer 5.8CF Battery-Powered Refrigerator I am very disapointed!
I bought both a Sundanzer fridge and freezer for my off-grid home. The freezer has been fine but the fridge failed shortly after it was out of warranty. When I called Sundanzer for assistance they knew what the problem was- tiny holes in the freon lines. But they wont cover it or stand behind th... (more)

Rating :1 of 5 Stars!
Sun-Mar 400 100 gal cap Garden Composter by Pual Stevenson
Sun-Mar 400 100 gal cap Garden Composter Great idea Horrible product
I have had 3 of these composters due to warranty replacements.
They work wonderfully for 3-6 months and then fall apart when the center seperates and it falls out of the cradle.
I have tried 2 all-thread rods through the side and a bolt in the back to hold the center drum in and they s... (more)

Rating :1 of 5 Stars!
Wattsun Dual Axis Trackers by James Ford
Wattsun Dual Axis Trackers Buyer Beware repairs ahead
The wattsun trackers are not reliable and repairs are a real hassle. I have had to return my controller and sensor for repair six times in the last three years. The service department is obnoxious and will argue with you when you complain about the frequency of repairs. This year the tracker stop... (more)

Rating :1 of 5 Stars!
Apollo Solar T80 MPPT Solar Charge Controller by Alvin Bradner
Apollo Solar T80 MPPT Solar Charge Controller Customer Service
I have a T80HV. It was very difficult to get a hold of customer service, although when I finally did, they were extremely helpful. Sad, Apollo doesnt spend more time on ensuring customer service support. (more)

Rating :4 of 5 Stars!
SunTech STP085B-12/BEA 85W 12V Module by doug smith
SunTech STP085B-12/BEA 85W 12V Module good panels good price
i have had 5 hooked up,couple months now. they work fine, sturdy construction as I have seen some other brand panels that cost more and have an inferior construction. 1,000 bucks can get you started pretty decent for at least the 25 warranty.glad i got them. (more)

Rating :5 of 5 Stars!
VCS-1AH 10-60VDC, 1A Voltage Controlled Switch, Active High by doug smith
VCS-1AH 10-60VDC, 1A Voltage Controlled Switch, Active High get it now. price goes up...dont wait
this thing is awesome!! works great ,easy install. instructions have 6 different configurations of uses, there has got to be at least a dozen. 1 year warranty. cost less than .30 a day. even if it makes it just over a year then dies, its worth every penny to me. keeps from cycling the battery ban... (more)

Rating :5 of 5 Stars!
Delta LA302DC DC Lightning Arrestor, 500V by David Slater
Delta LA302DC DC Lightning Arrestor, 500V Great until you cut them open and find a simple spark gap in a pot of sand
Better than nothing but the Delta lightning protection time has passed.

Before buying this product go to youtube and search on:

Midnight Solar Lightning Lightning Arrestor Comparison.

I am replacing all my 4+ Delta with the SPD. (more)

Rating :1 of 5 Stars!
Dankoff Solarforce 3020-48Pv Pv-Direct Surf Pump by Don Giles
Dankoff Solarforce 3020-48Pv Pv-Direct Surf Pump Pump Performance
I just finished a 7-day test of this pump and it performs exactly as the specified on the data sheet. Our delta h is about 140 feet and the pump transferred 5 rpm at that head.

The unit is quiet, starts early in the day and pumps late into the evening. It makes a convenient installati... (more)

Rating :5 of 5 Stars!
Apollo Solar T80 MPPT Solar Charge Controller by Terry Day
Apollo Solar T80 MPPT Solar Charge Controller Apollo Solar
As of 24 May 2012, I have been unable to make contact with anyone at Apollo Solar. (I have their 4Kw 48v inverter, T80HV charge controller, and ISM.) They do not respond to email, or phone calls. All I get when I call, no matter which menu option I choose, is voicemail I believe they are either o... (more)

Rating :1 of 5 Stars!
Morningstar Remote Temperature Sensor by Andrew Smart
Morningstar Remote Temperature Sensor Works great
Works great. Also, being in a colder climate its handy to see the temperature on the remote meter outside the trailer. (more)

Rating :5 of 5 Stars!
Morningstar RM-1 Remote Meter by Andrew Smart
Morningstar RM-1 Remote Meter Not bad
Works as expected, almost exactly what I want except for two issues with the SunSaver MPPT.

First would be that this meter does not display charging amps going into the battery. Since the controller does track this because you can see it using software, it makes no sense to me why this... (more)

Rating :4 of 5 Stars!
Morningstar PC MeterBus Adapter by Andrew Smart
Morningstar PC MeterBus Adapter Hit and Miss
While the hardware works as expected, frankly I expected more from the MSView software. Its terrible. It lacks any sort of user friendly features and should be modernized.

The main reason I bought this was to update my controllers firmware. I updated my SunSaver MPPT with no issues, s... (more)

Rating :3 of 5 Stars!
Xantrex C12 Solar Charge Controller 12A, 12 VDC by Joe Jarmoluk
Xantrex C12 Solar Charge Controller 12A, 12 VDC Good controller, but much room for improvement.
When I first recieved this controller, I wanted to wire it up to run some outdoor lighting at night. I already had a Xantrex C35 charging my battery bank with a 100 watt panel. This controller would have a smaller 15 watt panel connected to it. Wiring the C12 was a pain. The small holes youre su... (more)

Rating :3 of 5 Stars!
DX Drainback Solar Water Heating Package w/ 80 Gal Tank & 64 SqFt. Collectors by tom fidrych
DX Drainback Solar Water Heating Package w/ 80 Gal Tank & 64 SqFt. Collectors Solar hot water system review
Its been 3 years since I installed my drain back system and am satisfied with its performance. I live in California and the system provides all the hot water we need from mid-February to early November if it gets 3 hours of sunlight per day. The electrical usage is about 400 watts per day to ru... (more)

Rating :4 of 5 Stars!
Lorentz Solar Pool Pump with PS600 Controller by james waikulu
Lorentz Solar Pool Pump with PS600 Controller Lorentz Solar Pool Pump with PS600 Controller
I had no luck finding any reviews for this product prior to my purchasing the system...so I hope this helps anyone who might be searching:
The pump is strong enough to run my creepy crawly. this was my biggest concern.
As long as there is direct sunlight on the panels, the pump pushes ... (more)

Rating :5 of 5 Stars!
Midnite Solar MNBCM Battery Capacity Meter by Rick Brown
Midnite Solar MNBCM Battery Capacity Meter A Slightly More Objective Review
This review is iIn response to Travis As review of Midnight Solars MNBCM Batter Capacity Meter. I too have one of these meters and Im mostly happy with it. This particular meter is meant to monitor a battery at rest, i.e. not charging and not discharging. One might consider that a drawback, ... (more)

Rating :4 of 5 Stars!
Educational Video: Solar Air Heating Basics by Thomas Mayne
Educational Video: Solar Air Heating Basics Just heard today!
I was introduced to these systems today! I was told about them at lunch and they seem to just make sense! I searched the web to find manufacturers and I stumbled upon this site! lots of great info here and the video was most informative without being loaded with technical specifications and the l... (more)

Rating :5 of 5 Stars!
Apollo Solar T80 MPPT Solar Charge Controller by Doug Ronald
Apollo Solar T80 MPPT Solar Charge Controller Very Unimpressed with customer service
Unlike Mr. Parish, e-mails to customer service and telephone calls where they promised to call back in a couple hours have yielded exactly nothing. I have two T80s and simply want a firmware upgrade from my present 4.03 to something after 5.0. The two T80s are not in service at this date, so I ca... (more)

Rating :2 of 5 Stars!
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