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INTRODUCTION TO SOLAR ELECTRICITY
This catalog is designed to be used by the owner or potential
owner of a PV system. Much of the product information has
been selected and digested to specifically apply to the remote
site home owner. After twenty years of research into the components and design of alternative energy systems, we've come to
believe that not everyone should engage in the same cumbersome information-gathering process. We discuss all the components, including solar modules, batteries, inverters and even
refrigerators, necessary for remote home use. Hopefully you will
find it more valuable to read about the components you can use
in your remote site home rather than the components available
for all PV applications.
Our System Design Philosophy
The PV systems we have designed have sold themselves. The
owners are happily committed to their alternative sources of
energy. This catalog proposes several system designs. The logic
behind this kit technology is that you will not make the same
expensive mistakes others have. A wrong guess or a little misinformation can result in a wrong choice or a poor design. If you
purchase the wrong piece of equipment you forever live with
poor performance, or suffer the economic loss incurred in a
trade-in. The solution is to profit from the previous mistakes of
others.
Why Photovoltaics?
There are many reasons why a remote site home should be
powered by photovoltaic electricity. For the majority of the people, the first reason to use PV is cost. If your home is $20,000
from the power line, you are required to invest, or borrow and
then invest, the full amount up front. You are responsible for an
extra $1000 of cost to run a cable from the road to the house and
install the service equipment. Then you have the privilege of
purchasing power at the going rate, with guaranteed yearly
increases.
PV electricity costs much more per kilowatt than the power
from the power company. If you can decrease your usage by the
same percentage increase in cost per kilowatt-hour with a home
designed for efficiency, then you can save the large cost of a line
extension to your remote home.
A PV system is modular. It can be purchased first as a begin-
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ning system and then expanded to a medium or large system. If
you cannot afford a large PV system immediately, buy a small
system and add to it as your cash flow permits.
A PV system is superior to a wind system in the home application. There is less maintenance, and what there is does not
require an owner to choose between climbing a tower in an ice
storm or watching his or her investment go down the drain. The
sun shines more frequently than the wind blows. Long periods of
no power in a wind system require a large and expensive battery
bank.
A PV system is a welcome replacement to a life with a generator. Generators are inefficient in cost per kilowatt because they
must run constantly at full RPM even if only a light bulb or a
TV is being powered. They are noisy and require a lot of maintenance. They are much more expensive than a PV system if
length of life and periodic maintenance are realistically considered. If a generator is needed, it should be used in conjunction
with a PV system to create a PV/GEN hybrid. This increases the
generator's efficiency while at the same time decreasing its running time and thus extending the generator's life.
A remote home is usually sited where it is because the owner
wants privacy. Any owner who pays the price for power from
the grid will automatically get some neighbors in the process.
On the other hand, a person can purchase a piece of land inaccessible to power, have his or her privacy, and pay less because
it is not attractive to the majority of people who feel that grid
power is a necessity. The money saved buying lower priced land
can be used to pay for a large PV system. For the complete
recluse, there will be no monthly visit from the meterman.
Some people should not own a PV system. These are the people who expect that it will magically get installed, will never
need to be monitored, and will supply enough electricity under
all conditions as the power company does. With the power company, you just pay more when the relatives come for a week and
leave all the lights on. With a PV system you will conserve or
start the backup generator. There are, of course, very large
installed, turnkey systems for those with the economic means.
More and more we are selling PV systems to people in the
Northeast who are building a new home that is well within reach
of the power line. These people are ignoring the economic reality that a PV system will produce electricity that will cost them
two times per kilowatt what the power company charges. They
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just plain want to do
everything independently of the system.
Owning and
installing a PV system is a significant
commitment. You
will need to understand its use just as
you had to learn to
drive a car. You will
also need to troubleshoot the basics of
the system to be able
to call your dealer or
the manufacturer.
We hope you will
view your PV home as a model for PV homes to follow and
therefore spend a little extra time and a little extra money to do
the best job possible. We hope you will bring your system up to
the standards of the National Electrical Code® (or NEC®), have
it inspected by the local electrical inspector, show it to everyone
you meet, and spread the word that there is a new, better, and
independent way for us to produce our home electricity.
How A PV System Works
The simple PV system contains a PV module, a battery, and a
load. (See Figure 1) The module transforms light energy to low
voltage DC electricity that is stored in the battery until the electrical load is activated. The load uses the energy stored in the
battery and the PV module then recharges the battery. The PV
module could directly power the load. A 50 watt PV panel could
power a 50 watt light bulb, but only in the daytime, and only on
a sunny day. The battery can power the load at a time when the
PV module is not producing electricity. On a sunny day a 50
watt PV module produces 50 watt-hours per hour for six hours,
or 300 watt-hours per day. In this case the module could
recharge the battery after the battery has been depleted 300 watthours. A possible load might be three 50 watt bulbs run for two
hours each.
A PV system does not run on a scheduled daily basis. The sun
may shine for two days and produce 300 watt-hours and then not
produce any electricity on a third cloudy day. The load can also
be distributed unequally. No energy might be used for two days,
then three days of charging might all be used on the third day. A
PV system produces an average amount of electricity dependent
on the average amount of sunshine. When a PV module produces an average of 100 watt-hours per day for ten days, it
stores 1000 watt-hours in the battery. In this same ten day period
no more than 1000 watt-hours should be used to power the
loads.
Figure 2
A
remote
home system consists of a
PV array,
a charge
controller,
a battery bank, a DC fuse box, an inverter, and an AC fuse box.
(See Figure 2.) Functionally, the PV array and charge controller
together are no more than a simple battery charger that uses sunlight as its energy source.
The PV array produces electricity when the sun shines. The
charge controller regulates the flow from the array to the battery
bank. When the battery bank is low the charge controller feeds
all of the electricity from the array to the batteries. As the batteries approach a state of full charge, the charge controller tapers
the supply of electricity to prevent overcharging of the battery.
At night it prevents a reverse flow of current from the batteries
to the array. The battery bank stores the electricity as low voltage DC, normally at 12V, 24V or even 48V. The electricity is
distributed through a DC fuse box to power low voltage DC
appliances. The batteries supply electricity to a device called an
inverter which changes the low voltage DC to 120V alternating
current and then sends it to an AC circuit breaker box.
The charge controller and inverter are purchased in a specific
voltage and a specific size based on the proposed performance.
The PV modules are modular. A PV array may consist of one PV
module at 12V, or 10 modules producing 10 times the current,
but still at 12 volts. A small system can be enlarged by simply
adding more modules. A battery bank may be enlarged by
increasing the number of batteries but this is usually not recommended. It is best to
properly size the battery bank in the
beginning for whatever size system one
intends to end up
with.
Figure 1
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BOOKS
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Magazine
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Best of the First Two Years
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The Tenth Year
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019-018 $4.99
The first is a very large
book containing the best
articles from the first two
years of Backwoods
Home Magazine. The
articles cover all kinds of
topics from remote homes
and PV systems, building,
recipes, beaver ponds,
energy efficiency, gardening, electric cars, to
nature. In short, if you
live in rural America you
will probably read this
book from cover to cover.
Now there are companion
volumes which feature
the best articles from the
4th through the 10th year
of Backwoods Home
Magazine.
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Wiring Simplified
by H.P. Richter and W.C. Schwan
226 pages 6 x 9 inches
011-001
$9.95
You intend to plan and/or install
your home's electrical wiring. If you
want the finished job to be practical,
safe and receive a passing grade
from the local electrical inspector as well, consider this book. The fact that Wiring Simplified
is in its 43th edition is enough testimony to the
value of this book. Richter and Schwan discuss
the "how to aspects" of all kinds of wiring problems. Better yet, the reasons why things are done
a certain way are explained. This is a readable,
organized, well-illustrated, very popular textbook
among electrician types.
Solar Hot Water Systems:
1977 to Today Lessons Learned
2004 Edition by Tom Lane
210 pages 8.5 x 11 inches
019-003
$39.00
This book contains a thorough
overview of the two major solar
hot water heating systems: Drain
Back and Glycol Antifreeze.
There is enough information in this book to keep
you studying for weeks! The book has excellent
diagrams for the two system types, including all
parts needed, their description and operation.
Advantages and disadvantages and an economic
analysis of each system are also discussed.
If you have any interest what-so-ever in solar
hot water, buy this book.
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RVers' Guide to Solar Battery
Charging
12 volt DC - 120 volt AC Inverters
by Noel and Barbara Kirkby
164 pages 6 x 9 inches
012-002 $12.95
The Kirkbys have been RVers for
over 20 years. They knew there had
to be a better way to charge their
RV's batteries than using those noisy,
high maintenance generators. The
answer was photovoltaics - electricity from the sun! A clear concise text
on how to set up your RV's solar electric system.
Covers all aspects of solar charging for RV's
including solar panels, charge regulators, mounting hardware, batteries and wiring. This book
also applies to cabins, boats and trailers. Includes
many illustrations and photos as well as useful
reference listings.
Alternative Energy Sourcebook
by Real Goods
693 pages 8.5 X 11 inches
019-009 $30.00
This is a monstrous book of all
the products you could ever think
of using in a home that is not connected to a powerline. There are
pictures and detailed product
information. Like each previous
edition it is much better than the last.
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the SOLAR ELECTRIC INDEPENDENT HOME BOOK
The PV Home Series Booklets
These booklets average 25 pages that are 8.5'' by 11''. The subjects
are covered in much greater detail than in the SOLAR ELECTRIC
INDEPENDENT HOME book. They are filled with detailed CAD
diagrams and detailed instructions.
Please note: Booklets can be used to fulfill the 3 book order
requirement for the 10% discount on the NEW BOOKS pages. Our
most common order is for the Solar Electric Independent Home
Book and the two booklets described on this page. The total for the
three books is $26.95. After your 10% discount for three books you
pay only $24.26 and we’ll pay the shipping.
Battery Book for Your PV Home
010-002
$8.00
This is a good investment for anyone with a
lead-acid battery bank. After reading this book,
you will understand the internal workings of a
battery bank. You will learn how to maintain
your batteries, equalize your batteries' cells,
and rejuvenate batteries in the case that they
have been misused.
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by
200 8.5'' x 11'' pages
75 CAD diagrams
25 Photographs
Perfect bound paperback
PV/Generator Hybrid System for Your PV
Home
010-003
$8.00
You receive detailed instructions on wiring
your generator to an inverter/charger and using
this setup to increase the efficiency of your PV
system. Specific generator recommendations
are made. Lightning protection is discussed.
the SOLAR ELECTRIC INDEPENDENT HOME book is a worthwhile
investment for a PV homeowner or potential PV homeowner. Our book
discusses how to "site" and "size" a PV system for maximum efficiency
and to meet a user's needs, weather conditions, and geographic location.
Photovoltaic product information is included; comments are offered
regarding comparative prices, warranties, and performance. Emphasis is
placed on making efficient use of power. The Solar Electric Independent
Home Book explains why solar electricity is a logical choice in remote
areas and considers the ecological benefits of such a choice.
CHAPTERS INCLUDE:
Introduction to Solar Electricity
Living with a PV system
System Sizing
Appliance Efficiency
Modules and Charge Controllers
Batteries and Inverters
Installation Guidelines
Maintenance
Understanding Electricity
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and easy to understand, this book
covers the basics in PV installation
and use. New England Solar
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to be used by the owner or potential
owner of a PV system. It is specifically geared for the remote home
site."
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SOLAR ELECTRIC SYSTEM KITS
We ship most solar kits
within a week. We will
match or beat most any
sale price on any PV modules, Trojan batteries, and
any other products we sell.
"Mail order pricing with
the courtesy of a family
owned New England business."
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Photovoltaic systems naturally fit into the format of kits because they are modular. Once a
price range is determined, a balance of components can quickly be chosen. It is helpful to estimate an average daily load requirement (kWHrs
per day) in order to facilitate a system design.
However, many users do not begin with an accurate value for load and then purchase a system to
supply that load. Instead they begin with an
affordable price range and need to know what
they can power for their money.
New England Solar Electric Inc. can make a
system of any price or size and then put it into
kit form to facilitate easy owner installation. At
your option we can prewire AC/DC disconnect
equipment for generator, inverter and charge
controller. Then all you or your electrician would
need to do is mount and wire the array outside,
and wire the array downlead to the pre-wired
disconnect. Assemble the battery bank, hook up
the the generator input, AC output and inverter to
the pre-wired AC/DC disconnect and you're all
powered up!
The following seven kits cover the full spectrum of sizes for most remote homes. Each kit is
available in a basic model, an intermediate
model, and an advanced model. You may chose
which one meets your individual needs. The
more expensive kits include more optional components, larger and more sophisticated inverters
and more pre-wired controls while maintaining
the same power production. You may mix and
match any options from one level to the other.
Tell us what you want or ask our advice as to
what you need, and we will promptly give a
price quotation.
The following kits include SunWize 110 watt
solar modules, Power-Up 185W solar panels or
Trina 240W solar panels and Trojan T-105 batteries. We can custom design a kit with any components you may want. Call for more information and a quote.
Each listed kit or custom kit comes with complete directions and custom plans to be used by
you or your electrician. We offer technical support before, during, and after the installation.
Each kit description on the following pages has
the approximate output, for the Northeast, from
the solar array, and the approximate amount of
electricity that can later be used from the charged
batteries. This is given for an average daily condition. Weekend use only, of a camp or cottage,
will mean heavier daily loads for two days, but
five days to bring the batteries back to full
charge.
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PV/Gen Hybrid
We can make a PV/Gen hybrid that combines
the best use of a generator for large AC loads
and battery charging for short intervals, and a
photovoltaic system and inverter for all other
loads. This generator back up with automatic
transfer switching allows a PV system to be
smaller (hence less expensive) and still meet
load demands of no-sun periods. The PV/inverter
part of the system extends generator life and
eliminates continuous noise. All inverters included in our kits have an integral battery charger.
We strongly recommend a sine-wave inverter
for home use. Modern sine-wave inverters will
power any device normally found in the home,
including efficient washing machines, refrigerators, heating systems and computer and entertainment equipment.
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INTRODUCTION
Consultation at New
England Solar Electric Inc.
For those of you who
would like to travel to
Worthington, we offer two
hours of free consultation,
by appointment, at New
England Solar Electric Inc.
For additional time we
charge a rate of $35 per
hour. We are open 9am to
5pm Mon thru Fri for consultation and sales.
1. Receive and read our catalog.
2. Make an appointment for one or two hours
of free consultation at NESE, or do the equivalent by telephone.
3. Purchase your kit.
4. Call us for technical support for you or your
electrician.
5. Call us later for advice on system use, maintenance, or appliance recommendations if our
book does not adequately answer your questions.
The complete descriptions of all the equipment
featured in our kits can be
found on the catalog pages
following the kit listings.
About our advice and support: We pride ourselves in giving the best support in the industry.
If you are unsure as to how to proceed to design
your solar electric system or if you just want to
talk about the system you've already planned—
we're the place to call. Our book explains almost
every aspect of solar electricity for remote home
use, but there's nothing like a straight forward
discussion directed towards your particular
needs. We will make sure you get the system
that's right for you and we will make sure it is
properly installed and maintained.
NOTE 1: Every installation is different. Kits do
not include the array wiring between the solar
array combiner box and battery bank. We can
quote this if you give us the distance.
NOTE 2: Batteries and large solar modules
(over 125 watts) in the following kits ship by
freight, not UPS. The large Schnider (Xantrex)
inverters also must ship by freight. Call for
freight quote.
NOTE 3: The following kits feature SunWize
110W, Power-UP 185W solar modules or Trina
240W solar modules. We can substitute any other
solar module in the catalog in any kit. Call for
quote.
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SOLAR ELECTRIC KITS
KIT #1
12V DC
110 Peak Watt Array
Average Array Output for Northeast:
Summer
Winter
550 watt-hr/day
225 watt-hr/day
Summer
Winter
468 watt-hr/day
232 watt-hr/day
his system will power 12V lights, TV, and CD player
for a year round cabin or small remote home. You will
count your kilowatts in the winter and have enough in
the summer.
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Average Usable Energy from Batteries for NE:
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BASIC KIT #1
1
1
2
1
4
1
SunWize 110W Solar Module
Charge Controller Kit #1
Trace C-35 Controller
Trace CM for C35
Trojan T-105 batteries
2 Ga. Battery cable
Battery anticorrosion rings
Battery Book for Your PV Home
Total Catalog Price
780-011
Special Kit Price
$369.00
199.00
318.00
9.00
1.60
8.00
904.60
$869.00
ADVANCED KIT #1
1
1
4
2
2
8
1
SunWize 110W Solar Module
Prewired Control Panel
Trace C-35 controller
Trace CM Digital meter
MidNite Mini DC Disconnect
30A Array DC Circuit Breaker
40A Charge Controller DC Breaker
10' 6 Ga. wire to batteries
Trojan T-105 batteries
2 Ga. Battery cables
2/0 Ga. Battery cables
Battery anticorrosion rings
Battery Book for Your PV Home
Total Catalog Price
780-013
OPTIONS
1
INTERMEDIATE KIT #1
1
1
4
2
2
8
1
SunWize 110W Solar Module
Charge Controller Kit #2
Trace C-35 Controller
Trace CM for C35
Big Baby Box w/ Two Breakers
Trojan T-105 batteries
2 Ga. Battery cables
2/0 Ga. Battery cables
Battery anticorrosion rings
Battery Book for Your PV Home
Total Catalog Price
780-012
Special Kit Price
$369.00
279.00
636.00
18.00
24.00
3.20
8.00
1337.20
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
KIT NO. 1
Special Kit Price
Magnum MM1512 Inverter
w/70A Bat Charger
Class “T” Fuse Block and Fuse 200A
Set 10' 2/0 Inverter Cables
Two module adjustable frame
3 Position Array Combiner Box
10A Array Circuit Breaker
#12/2 Tray Cable (per foot)
Watertite connector
Prewired DC distribution panels:
6 Circuit 249.00
4 Circuit 219.00
Solar Independent Home Book
Hydrometer
Digital Multimeter
Tri-Met System Monitor
$369.00
459.00
636.00
18.00
24.00
3.20
8.00
1517.20
$1459.00
719.20
69.00
139.00
119.00
99.00
15.00
0.69
3.00
10.95
12.95
25.00
169.00
$1279.00
NOTES:
1.This kit uses a 35 amp charge controller that allows
the expansion of the array up to four 110W modules in a 12V system and eight 110W modules in a 24V system.
2.The Basic Kit#1 has no fuse or DC disconnect for
the array or charge controller.
3.Array wiring and mounting are not included in any
of the Kit#1’s. See the “Options” section for possibilities.
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KIT #2
12V DC
220 Peak Watt Array
Average Array Output for Northeast:
Summer
Winter
1100 watt-hr/day
550 watt-hr/day
Summer
Winter
935 watt-hr/day
468 watt-hr/day
Average Usable Energy from Batteries for NE:
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his is a good size system to run a DC remote home for a
family that conserves and is used to living without electricity. With any small system, efficient 12V DC fluorescents keep demand low for winter months. This is also a good
choice for a remote camp or cabin that is used a lot for summer
vacationing. The addition of an inverter will allow you to ‘camp’
in luxury! (See Kit #3)
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BASIC KIT #2
2
1
4
2
2
8
1
SunWize 110W Solar Modules
Charge Controller Kit #1
Trace C-35 Controller
Trace CM for C35
Trojan T-105 batteries
2 Ga. Battery cables
2/0 Ga. Battery cables
Battery anticorrosion rings
Battery Book for Your PV Home
Total Catalog Price
780-021
Special Kit Price
$738.00
199.00
636.00
18.00
24.00
3.20
8.00
1626.20
$1549.00
ADVANCED KIT #2
2
1
2
2
20’
1
6
3
4
12
1
SunWize 110W Solar Modules
3-Position Array Combiner Box
10A PV Circuit Breakers
Watertight Connectors
#12/2 Tray Cable
Prewired Control Panel
Trace C-35 controller
Trace CM Digital meter
MidNite Mini DC Disconnect
30A Array DC Circuit Breaker
40A Charge Controller DC Breaker
10' 6 Ga. wire to batteries
Trojan T-105 batteries
2 Ga. Battery cables
2/0 Ga. Battery cables
Battery anticorrosion rings
Battery Book for Your PV Home
Total Catalog Price
780-023
OPTIONS
2
1
2
2
20’
1
SunWize 110W Solar Modules
3-Position Array Combiner Box
10A PV Circuit Breakers
Watertight Connectors
#12/2 Tray Cable
Charge Controller Kit #2
Trace C-35 Controller
Trace CM for C35
Big Baby Box w/ Two Breakers
6
Trojan T-105 batteries
3
2 Ga. Battery cables
4
2/0 Ga. Battery cables
12
Battery anticorrosion rings
1
Battery Book for Your PV Home
Total Catalog Price
780-022
Special Kit Price
$738.00
99.00
30.00
6.00
13.80
279.00
954.00
27.00
48.00
4.80
8.00
2207.60
$2099.00
Special Kit Price
1
Magnum MM1512 Inverter
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
Class “T” Fuse Block and Fuse 400A
Set 10' 4/0 Inverter Cables
Two module adjustable frame
3 Position Array Combiner Box
10A Array Circuit Breaker
#12/2 Tray Cable (per foot)
Watertite connector
Prewired DC distribution panels:
6 Circuit 249.00
4 Circuit 219.00
Solar Independent Home Book
Hydrometer
Digital Multimeter
Tri-Met System Monitor
1
1
1
INTERMEDIATE KIT #2
KIT NO. 2
1
1
1
1
w/70A Bat Charger
Class “T” Fuse Block and Fuse 200A
Set 10' 2/0 Inverter Cables
Magnum RD2212 Inverter
w/110A Bat Charger
$738.00
99.00
30.00
6.00
13.80
459.00
954.00
27.00
48.00
4.80
8.00
2387.80
$2279.00
719.20
69.00
139.00
1167.20
83.00
219.00
119.00
99.00
15.00
0.69
3.00
10.95
12.95
25.00
169.00
NOTES:
1.This kit uses a 35 amp charge controller that allows
the expansion of the array up to four 110W modules in a 12V system and eight 110W modules in a 24V system.
2.The Basic Kit#1 has no fuse or DC disconnect for
the array or charge controller.
3.Array wiring and mounting are not included in any
of the Kit#1’s. See the “Options” section for possibilities.
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KIT #3
12V DC
220 Peak Watt Array
Average Array Output for Northeast:
Summer
Winter
1100 watt-hr/day
550 watt-hr/day
Summer
Winter
935 watt-hr/day
468 watt-hr/day
Average Usable Energy from Batteries for NE:
his system supplies the same power as Kit #2. The addition of a medium sized inverter allows you to power
almost all normal home appliances such as a vacuum,
microwave, skill saw, and of course a TV and computer. This is
a good beginning kit for a small home or an excellent kit for a
summer (or winter for that matter) camp or cabin.
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Intermediate Kit #3
PV ARRAY
APPROX. 13 AMPS
AT 12 VOLTS.
Interior View:
MidNite Solar
Disconnect with
RD2212 mounted
on door.
Front View :
RD2212 mounted
on MidNite Solar
Disconnect with C40
Charge Controller and
ARC50 Control
mounted on side.
Battery Bank:
675 Amp-Hours
@ 12 Volts
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BASIC KIT #3
2
1
2
2
20’
1
6
3
4
12
1
1
1
1
1
1
SunWize 110W Modules
3-Position Array Combiner Box
10A PV Circuit Breakers
Watertight Connectors
#12/2 Tray Cable
Charge Controller Kit #1
Trace C-35 controller
Trace DVM for C35
Trojan T-105 batteries
2 Ga. Battery cables
2/0 Ga. Battery cables
Battery anticorrosion rings
Magnum MM1512AE 1500w Inverter
Magnum ME-ARC50 Inverter Control
Set 10' 2/0 Ga. inverter cables
Class "T" Fuse Block and Fuse 200A
302R Lightning Arrestor
Battery Book for Your PV Home
Total Catalog Price
780-031
Special Kit Price
INTERMEDIATE KIT #3
2
1
2
2
20’
1
6
3
4
12
1
1
1
1
1
1
SunWize 110W Modules
3-Position Array Combiner Box
10A PV Circuit Breakers
Watertight Connectors
#12/2 Tray Cable
Prewired Control Panel
Trace C-35 controller
Trace CM Digital meter
MidNite Mini DC Disconnect
30A Array DC Circuit Breaker
40A Charge Controller DC Breaker
10' 6 Ga. wire to batteries
Trojan T-105 batteries
2 Ga. Battery cables
2/0 Ga. Battery cables
Battery anticorrosion rings
Magnum RD2212 2200W Inverter
Magnum ME-ARC50 Inverter Control
Set 10' 4/0 Ga. inverter cables
Class “T” Fuse Block and Fuse 200A
MidNite Lightning Arrestor
Battery Book for Your PV Home
Total Catalog Price
780-032
Special Kit Price
$738.00
99.00
30.00
6.00
13.80
199.00
954.00
27.00
48.00
4.80
899.00
299.00
139.00
69.00
39.00
8.00
3793.60
$3479.00
ADVANCED KIT #3
2
1
2
2
20’
1
1
1
1
2
2
8
4
6
16
1
1
1
1
KIT NO. 3
SunWize 110W Modules
3-Position Array Combiner Box
10A PV Circuit Breakers
Watertight Connectors
#12/2 Tray Cable
Prewired Control Panel:
MidNite Solar DC/AC Disconnect
Xantrex C40 Charge Controller
Xantrex CM Digital Meter
MidNite PV Ground Fault Breaker
Array & CC Disconnects 40A
MidNite Lightning Arrestors
Trojan T-105 batteries
2 Ga. Battery cables R/B
2/0 Ga. Battery cables 3R & 3B
Battery anticorrosion rings
Magnum MS2012 2000W Inverter
Magnum ME-ARC50 Inverter Control
Set 10' 2/0 Ga. inverter cables
Battery Book for Your PV Home
Total Catalog Price
780-033
Special Kit Price
$738.00
99.00
30.00
6.00
13.80
619.00
159.00
99.00
69.00
30.00
238.00
1792.00
36.00
72.00
6.40
2149.00
299.00
219.00
8.00
6162.20
$5519.00
$738.00
99.00
30.00
6.00
13.80
459.00
954.00
27.00
48.00
4.80
1459.00
299.00
219.00
83.00
119.00
8.00
4566.60
$4129.00
OPTIONS
1
1
1
1
1
1
Two module adjustable frame
Prewired DC distribution panels:
6 Circuit 249.00
4 Circuit 219.00
Solar Independent Home Book
Hydrometer
Digital Multimeter
Tri-Met System Monitor
119.00
10.95
12.95
25.00
169.00
Advanced Kit #3 is available in 24V with a 24VDC Sine Wave
inverter for $5359.00. It is less expensive because both the inverter and cabling are less expensive.
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SOLAR ELECTRIC KITS
KIT #4
24V DC
740 PEAK WATTS
Average Array Output for Northeast:
Summer
Winter
3700 watt-hr/day
1850 watt-hr/day
Summer
Winter
3145 watt-hr/day
1572 watt-hr/day
his system will power needs of a small remote home.
The large inverter will allow large AC loads such as a
table saw, deep well pump, or washing machine.
Without a generator back-up, loads must be monitored, especially in the winter months.
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Average Usable Energy from Batteries for NE:
Advanced Kit #4
(OutBack VFX3524 Version Displayed)
PV ARRAY
APPROX. 21 AMPS
AT 24 VOLTS
Front View: VFX3524
mounted on MidNite Solar
Disconnect with C40
Charge Controller and
MATE mounted on side.
BATTERY BANK
675 Amp-Hrs @ 24 VDC
Interior View: MidNite Solar
Disconnect with VFX3524
mounted on door.
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BASIC KIT #4
4
1
4
4
4
1
12
9
4
24
1
1
1
1
1
1
Power-Up 185W Modules
$1076.00
6-Position Array Combiner Box
119.00
10A PV Circuit Breakers
60.00
Watertight Connectors
12.00
Pairs MC4 Array Cables
156.00
Prewired Control Panel
459.00
Trace C-35 controller
Trace CM Digital meter
MidNite Mini DC Disconnect
30A Array DC Circuit Breaker
40A Charge Controller DC Breaker
10' 6 Ga. wire to batteries
Trojan T-105 batteries
1908.00
2 Ga. Battery cables
81.00
2/0 Ga. Battery cables
48.00
Battery anticorrosion rings
9.60
Magnum RD2824 2800W Inverter
1679.00
Magnum ME-ARC50 Inverter Control
299.00
Set 10' 2/0 Ga. Inverter cables
139.00
Class "T" Fuse Block and Fuse 200A
69.00
MidNite MESPD300 Lightning Arrestor
119.00
Battery Book for Your PV Home
8.00
Total Catalog Price
6241.60
780-041
Special Kit Price
$5679.00
INTERMEDIATE KIT #4
4
1
4
4
4
1
1
1
1
2
2
12
9
4
24
1
1
1
1
Power-Up 185W Modules
$1076.00
6-Position Array Combiner Box
119.00
10A PV Circuit Breakers
60.00
Watertight Connectors
12.00
Pairs MC4 Array Cables
156.00
Prewired AC/DC Disconnect Panel:
MidNite Solar DC/AC Disconnect
619.00
Xantrex C40 Charge Controller
159.00
Xantrex CM Digital Meter
99.00
MidNite PV Ground Fault Breaker
69.00
Charge Controller 40A Breakers
30.00
MidNite MESPD300 Lightning Arrestor
238.00
Trojan T-105 batteries
1908.00
2 Ga. Battery cables
81.00
2/0 Ga. Battery cables
48.00
Battery anticorrosion rings
9.60
Magnum RD2824 2800W Inverter
1679.00
Magnum ME-ARC50 Inverter Control
299.00
Set 10' 2/0 Ga. Inverter cables
139.00
Battery Book for Your PV Home
8.00
Total Catalog Price
6808.60
780-042
Special Kit Price
New England Solar Electric, Inc.
$6199.00
ADVANCED KIT #4
4
1
4
4
4
1
1
1
1
2
2
12
9
4
24
1
1
1
1
KIT NO. 4
Power-Up 185W Modules
$1076.00
6-Position Array Combiner Box
119.00
10A PV Circuit Breakers
60.00
Watertight Connectors
12.00
Pairs MC4 Array Cables
156.00
Prewired Control Panel:
MidNite Solar DC/AC Disconnect
619.00
Xantrex C40 Charge Controller
159.00
Xantrex CM Digital Meter
99.00
MidNite PV Ground Fault Breaker
69.00
Charge Controller 40A Breakers
30.00
MidNite MESPD300 Lightning Arrestor
238.00
Trojan T-105 batteries
1908.00
2 Ga. Battery cables R/B
81.00
2/0 Ga. Battery cables 2R & 2B
48.00
Battery anticorrosion rings
9.60
Magnum MS4024 4000W Inverter
2599.00
Magnum ME-ARC50 Inverter Control
299.00
Set 10' 4/0 Ga. inverter cables
219.00
Battery Book for Your PV Home
8.00
Total Catalog Price
7808.60
780-043
Special Kit Price
$7009.00
Note: Advanced Kit #4 Can feature an OutBack VFX3524
inverter and Mate, complete with the pre-wired AC/DC disconnect for $6,979. Call for details.
OPTIONS
2
1
1
1
1
2 Module adjustable frame -Vert. align
Solar Electric Independent Home Book
Hydrometer
Digital Multimeter
Tri-Met System Monitor
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400.00
10.95
12.95
25.00
169.00
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SOLAR ELECTRIC KITS
KIT #5
24 V DC
960 Peak Watt Array
Average Array Output for Northeast:
Summer
Winter
4800 watt-hr/day
2400 watt-hr/day
Summer
Winter
4080 watt-hr/day
2040 watt-hr/day
Average Usable Energy from Batteries for NE:
Advanced Kit #5
any customers power a complete alternative energy
household with this system. Conservation or alternative back up is employed in winter no-sun periods.
All major heating or cooling loads, with the possible exception
of a very efficient refrigerator (less than 1 kW-hr/day), must be
power by a fuel other than electricity. This system will easily
power a Grundfos 1/2HP submersible water pump..
M
PV ARRAY APPROX.
30AMPS AT 24V into
Battery Bank
Front view:
Magnum
MS4024PAE mounted on MidNite Solar
Disconnect
with MidNite Classic
150 charge controller
and ARC50 control
mounted
on side .
Battery Bank:
900 Amp-Hours at 24 VDC
Interior View: MidNite
Solar Disconnect with
Magnum MS4024PAE
mounted on door.
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BASIC KIT #5
4
2
2
1
2
1
1
2
2
16
12
6
24
1
1
1
1
Trina 240W Solar Modules
MC Connector Cables
Watertight Connectors
MidNite 3-Pos Array Combiner Box
Outback 15A Array Circuit Breakers
Prewired AC/DC Disconnect Panel:
MidNite Solar DC/AC Disconnect
MidNite Classic 150 Charge Controller
80A Breakers for Charge Cont & Array
MidNite MESPD300 Lightning Arrestor
Special Kit Price
INTERMEDIATE KIT #5
1
1
2
2
16
12
6
24
1
1
1
1
619.00
850.00
50.00
238.00
Trojan T-105 Batteries
2544.00
2 Ga. Battery Cables (R/B)
108.00
2/0 Ga. Battery Cables (3R/3B)
72.00
Battery anticorrosion rings
12.80
Magnum MS2024 2000w 24V Inverter 2099.00
Magnum ME-ARC50 Remote Control
299.00
Set 10' 2/0 Ga. inverter cables
139.00
Battery Book for Your PV Home
8.00
Total Catalog Price
8367.80
780-051
4
2
2
1
2
1116.00
78.00
6.00
99.00
30.00
$7499.00
Trina 240W Solar Modules
MC Connector Cables
Watertight Connectors
MidNite 3-Pos Array Combiner Box
Outback 15A Array Circuit Breakers
Prewired AC/DC Disconnect Panel:
MidNite Solar DC/AC Disconnect
MidNite Classic 150 Charge Controller
80A Breakers for Charge Cont & Array
MidNite MESPD300 Lightning Arrestor
Special Kit Price
4
2
2
1
2
1
1
2
2
16
12
6
24
1
1
1
1
Trina 240W Solar Modules
MC Connector Cables
Watertight Connectors
MidNite 3-Pos Array Combiner Box
Outback 15A Array Circuit Breakers
Prewired AC/DC Disconnect Panel:
MidNite Solar DC/AC Disconnect
MidNite Classic 150 Charge Controller
80A Breakers for Charge Cont & Array
MidNite MESPD300 Lightning Arrestor
1116.00
78.00
6.00
99.00
30.00
Trojan T-105 Batteries
2 Ga. Battery Cables (R/B)
2/0 Ga. Battery Cables (3R/3B)
Battery anticorrosion rings
Magnum MS4024PAE Inverter
Magnum ME-ARC50 Remote Control
Set 10' 4/0 Ga. inverter cables
Battery Book for Your PV Home
Total Catalog Price
2544.00
108.00
72.00
12.80
2699.00
299.00
219.00
8.00
9227.80
780-053
Special Kit Price
799.00
850.00
50.00
238.00
$8239.00
1116.00
78.00
6.00
99.00
30.00
619.00
850.00
50.00
238.00
Trojan T-105 Batteries
2544.00
2 Ga. Battery Cables (R/B)
108.00
2/0 Ga. Battery Cables (3R/3B)
72.00
Battery anticorrosion rings
12.80
Magnum MS4024 4000w 24V Inverter 2599.00
Magnum ME-ARC50 Remote Control
299.00
Set 10' 4/0 Ga. inverter cables
219.00
Battery Book for Your PV Home
8.00
Total Catalog Price
8947.80
780-052
ADVANCED KIT #5
KIT NO. 5
$7979.00
Note: Intermediate Kit #5 Can feature an OutBack VFX3524
inverter, complete with a pre-wired control panel for $7,949.
OPTIONS
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
2 Module Adjustable Mounting Racks
Top-of-Pole Rack for 4 Solar Modules
4-Module Set of UniRac (non-adjustable)
Solar Electric Independent Home Book
Hydrometer
Digital Multimeter
Tri-Met System Monitor
400.00
990.40
350.00
10.95
12.95
25.00
169.00
Note: Advanced Kit #5 includes a Magnum MS4024PAE inverter. This 4000W 24VDC inverter outputs 120/240 volt AC power.
This system would be used if you had a 230 VAC submersible
well pump and/or a large generator with 240/120 VAC output.
Advanced Kit #5 could also feature a Magnum MS4448PAE
4400W inverter using a 48VDC battery bank for $8129.
New England Solar Electric, Inc.
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SOLAR ELECTRIC KITS
KIT #6
24 V DC
1440 Peak Watt Array
Average Array Output for Northeast:
Summer
Winter
7200 watt-hr/day
3600 watt-hr/day
Summer
Winter
6120 watt-hr/day
3060 watt-hr/day
Average Usable Energy from Batteries for NE:
INTERMEDIATE KIT #6
Interior View of MidNite Solar
Disconnect with Magnum
MS4024PAE Inverter Mounted
on door.
it #6 will power the entire home of a conservationminded alternative energy user. A back up generator
may not be needed, but is always useful during long
periods of bad weather. The Schneider (Xantrex) XW4024, the
Magnum MS4024PAE or the Magnum MS4024 inverter will
power almost anything you need to run! The XW4024 and the
Magnum MS4024PAE provide 120/240VAC power. The
Magnum MS4024 or the substitute OutBack VFX3524 are
120VAC only.
K
PV ARRAY:
Six Trina 240W Solar Panels
APPROX. 48 AMPS into a
24V battery bank.(Note: Panels
are wired in series-pairs and
converted to 24V by the Classic
150 charge controller)
Front View:
Magnum MS4024PAE Inverter
mounted on MidNite Solar
Disconnect with a MidNite Classic
150 Charge Controller and MEARC50 Control Panel mounted on
the side.
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BASIC KIT #6
6
3
3
1
3
1
1
2
2
20
15
8
40
1
1
1
1
Trina 240W Solar Modules
MC Connector Cables
Watertight Connectors
MidNite 6-Pos Array Combiner Box
Outback 15A Array Circuit Breakers
Prewired AC/DC Disconnect Panel:
MidNite Solar DC/AC Disconnect
MidNite Classic 150 Charge Controller
80A Breakers for Charge Cont & Array
MidNite MESPD300 Lightning Arrestor
Special Kit Price
INTERMEDIATE KIT #6
1
1
2
2
20
15
8
40
1
1
1
1
619.00
850.00
50.00
238.00
Trojan T-105 Batteries
3180.00
2 Ga. Battery Cables (R/B)
135.00
2/0 Ga. Battery Cables (3R/3B)
96.00
Battery anticorrosion rings
16.00
Magnum MS4024 4000w 24V Inverter 2599.00
Magnum ME-ARC50 Remote Control
299.00
Set 10' 4/0 Ga. inverter cables
219.00
Battery Book for Your PV Home
8.00
Total Catalog Price
9239.20
780-061
6
3
3
1
3
1674.00
117.00
9.00
119.00
45.00
$9239.00
Trina 240W Solar Modules
MC Connector Cables
Watertight Connectors
MidNite 6-Pos Array Combiner Box
Outback 15A Array Circuit Breakers
Prewired AC/DC Disconnect Panel:
MidNite Solar DC/AC Disconnect
MidNite Classic 150 Charge Controller
80A Breakers for Charge Cont & Array
MidNite MESPD300 Lightning Arrestor
Special Kit Price
Trina 240W Solar Modules
1674.00
MC Connector Cables
117.00
Watertight Connectors
9.00
MidNite 6-Pos Array Combiner Box
119.00
Outback 15A Array Circuit Breakers
45.00
Xantrex XW 60 Charge Controller
685.00
Xantrex XW 60A Circuit Breakers
50.00
MidNite MESPD300 Lightning Arrestor
238.00
XW AC/DC Disconnect - Prewired
1800.00
Xantrex XW4024 120/240V Inverter 3950.00
XW Control Panel
300.00
Set 10' 4/0 Ga. inverter cables
219.00
Trojan T-105 batteries
3180.00
2 Ga. Battery cables R/B
135.00
2/0 Ga. Battery cables 4R & 4B
96.00
Battery anticorrosion rings
16.00
Battery Book for Your PV Home
8.00
Total Catalog Price
12,641.00
780-063
Special Kit Price
$11,189.00
799.00
850.00
50.00
238.00
$9499.00
Note: Basic Kit #6 Can feature an OutBack VFX3524 inverter
complete with a pre-wired control panel for $9,189.
New England Solar Electric, Inc.
6
3
3
1
3
1
2
2
1
1
1
1
20
15
8
40
1
1674.00
117.00
9.00
119.00
45.00
Trojan T-105 Batteries
3180.00
2 Ga. Battery Cables (R/B)
135.00
2/0 Ga. Battery Cables (3R/3B)
96.00
Battery anticorrosion rings
16.00
Magnum MS4024PAE 4000w Inverter 2699.00
Magnum ME-ARC50 Remote Control
299.00
Set 10' 4/0 Ga. inverter cables
219.00
Battery Book for Your PV Home
8.00
Total Catalog Price
10,553.00
780-062
ADVANCED KIT #6
KIT NO. 6
OPTIONS
3
1
2
1
1
1
1
1
2 Module adjustable frames
600.00
Top-of-Pole Rack for 6 Solar Modules
1066.40
3-Module Sets of UniRac (non-adjustable) 500.00
XW Auto Generator Start Module
180.00
Solar Electric Independent Home Book
10.95
Hydrometer
12.95
Digital Multimeter
25.00
Tri-Met System Monitor
169.00
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SOLAR ELECTRIC KITS
KIT #7
48 V DC
1920 PEAK WATTS
Average Array Output for Northeast:
Summer
Winter
9600 watt-hr/day
4800 watt-hr/day
Summer
Winter
8160 watt-hr/day
4080 watt-hr/day
Average Useable Energy from Batteries for NE:
his deluxe kit features a large array and the Schneider
(Xantrex) XW6048 6000 watt True Sine Wave Inverter
which provides 120/240 volt power. This configuration
can power an entire conventional home. Of course you’re power
consumption is still limited by the number of solar modules in
your system. Because this is a 48 volt system, you can double
the size of your array without adding another charge controller.
Still not enough power for a “conventional” home in the northeast, but a real “Cadillac” of an alternative energy system!
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ADVANCED KIT #7
PV ARRAY
APPROX. 32 AMPS
AT 48 VDC
(Note: Lightning arrestors not shown)
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BASIC KIT #7
8
2
2
1
2
1
1
2
2
24
21
4
48
1
1
1
1
Trina 240W Solar Modules
MC Connector Cables
Watertight Connectors
MidNite 6-Pos Array Combiner Box
Outback 15A Array Circuit Breakers
Prewired AC/DC Disconnect Panel:
MidNite Solar DC/AC Disconnect
MidNite Classic 150 Charge Controller
80A Breakers for Charge Cont & Array
MidNite MESPD300 Lightning Arrestor
Trojan T-105 batteries
2 Ga. Battery cables R/B
2/0 Ga. Battery cables 2R & 2B
Battery anticorrosion rings
Magnum MS4448AE Inverter
Magnum ME-ARC50 remote Control
Set 10' 2/0 Ga. inverter cables
Battery Book for Your PV Home
Total Catalog Price
780-071
Special Kit Price
INTERMEDIATE KIT #7
8
2
2
1
2
1
2
2
1
24
21
4
48
1
1
1
1
2232.00
78.00
6.00
119.00
30.00
799.00
850.00
50.00
238.00
3816.00
189.00
48.00
19.20
2,699.00
299.00
139.00
8.00
11,619.20
$10,509.00
Trina 240W Solar Modules
2232.00
MC Connector Cables
78.00
Watertight Connectors
6.00
MidNite 6-Pos Array Combiner Box
119.00
Outback 15A Array Circuit Breakers
30.00
Xantrex XW 60 MPPT Charge Controller 685.00
Xantrex XW 60A Circuit Breakers
50.00
MidNite MESPD300 Lightning Arrestor
238.00
XW DC Disconnect - Prewired
1800.00
Trojan T-105 batteries
3816.00
2 Ga. Battery cables R/B
189.00
2/0 Ga. Battery cables 2R & 2B
48.00
Battery anticorrosion rings
19.20
Xantrex XW4548 120/240V Inverter 3950.00
Set 10' 4/0 Ga. inverter cables
219.00
XW Control Panel
300.00
Battery Book for Your PV Home
8.00
Total Catalog Price
13,787.20
780-072
Special Kit Price
$12,279.00
Kit #7 features the Magnum MS4448PAE, the Xantrex XW4548
or the Xantrex XW6048 120/240V inverter. We highly recommend a Sine Wave inverter for powering your home. The new
Xantrex XW Series inverters not only feature 120/240 VAC output using only one inverter, but they also incorporate grid-tie
capabilities. See the inverter section for more details on this fantastic new line of inverters.
New England Solar Electric, Inc.
ADVANCED KIT #7
8
2
2
1
2
1
2
2
1
24
21
4
48
1
1
1
1
KIT NO. 7
Trina 240W Solar Modules
2232.00
MC Connector Cables
78.00
Watertight Connectors
6.00
MidNite 6-Pos Array Combiner Box
119.00
Outback 15A Array Circuit Breakers
30.00
Xantrex XW 60 MPPT Charge Controller 685.00
Xantrex XW 60A Circuit Breakers
50.00
MidNite MESPD300 Lightning Arrestor
238.00
XW DC Disconnect - Prewired
1800.00
Trojan T-105 batteries
3816.00
2 Ga. Battery cables R/B
189.00
2/0 Ga. Battery cables 2R & 2B
48.00
Battery anticorrosion rings
19.20
Xantrex XW6048 120/240V Inverter 4650.00
Set 10' 4/0 Ga. inverter cables
219.00
XW Control Panel
300.00
Battery Book for Your PV Home
8.00
Total Catalog Price
14,487.20
780-073
Special Kit Price
$12,839.00
OPTIONS
8
4
1
2
1
1
1
1
1
Trojan T-105 batteries
1,192.00
2 Module adjustable frames
800.00
Top-of-Pole Rack for 8 Solar Modules
1,316.80
4-Module Sets of UniRac (non-adjustable) 575.00
XW Auto Generator Start Module
180.00
Solar Electric Independent Home Book
10.95
Hydrometer
12.95
Digital Multimeter
25.00
Tri-Met System Monitor
169.00
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GENERATOR/INVERTER/CHARGER KITS
Generator/Inverter/
Charge System
For those of you who
don’t want to get into solar
yet, we can create a
Generator/ Inverter/
Charger system that allows
the use of a generator for
large AC loads while charging a battery bank (at the
same time) in order to use
the inverter for power
smaller, longer running
loads. The Inverter/charger
part of the system extends
generator life and eliminates continuous noise.
Later, solar can easily be
added in order to run the
generator even less.
Conventional Home
Backup
The Generator/Inverter/
Charger Kit also makes an
excellent backup power
source for homes powered
by the power company. The
same benefits apply as use
in a remote home: much
more efficient use of the
backup generator. Our web
site, newenglandsolar.com,
has an extended article
explaining how to incorporate this type of system into
a conventional home.
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For those places where there is no solar exposure, or for those people who wish to first efficiently utilize their generator before they take the
chance on PV, we can provide you with a generator/inverter/charger kit.
A generator/inverter/charger kit consists of a
battery bank, and an inverter with an integral
battery charger and automatic transfer switch.
When the generator is on, the inverter senses it
and connects all loads directly to the generator.
The inverter also changes functions and operates
backwards as a battery charger. When the generator is turned off, all loads are powered by the
inverter using the stored electricity in the batteries. When the batteries are low the generator
must be used to recharge the batteries. The obvious advantage to this system is that the generator
runs less, making less noise, lasting longer, and
using less fuel.
The following is an example of how one might
use a Generator/Inverter/Charger. A large load
such as a washing machine is used. Instead of
powering this load by the inverter and using
stored energy out of the batteries, the generator
is turned on. When the generator is on, the
inverter senses it, and after about 60 seconds,
throws a transfer switch in the inverter. All loads
from the inverter are now put straight through to
the generator. Now the large load of the washing
machine is powered by the generator. (The batteries are not being discharged.) The inverter
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changes its job and becomes a battery charger.
Thus the generator is charging the batteries while
it is running the washing machine.
At the end of the washing cycle, the generator
is turned off. The inverter reverts back to normal
and powers the loads of the house. For the rest of
the day, small loads are powered from the inverter and the batteries. The next day the generator
recharges the batteries while it runs a large load.
Most people gradually add PV modules to further decrease the generator running time.
Another common use of the
Inverter/Generator/Charger is to decrease the
running time of a generator during construction
of a remote home. The generator is run to power
extended large tool loads, while it charges the
batteries at the same time. For the rest of the
time the small tools and intermittent use tools,
such as a screw gun and a skill saw, are powered
by the inverter. The generator is off. After the
home is built, you move in and add additional
batteries and PV modules.
New England Solar Electric, Inc.
Basic Generator Charger Kit #1
1
1
4
2
2
8
1
1
1
1
GENERATOR/INVERTER/CHARGER KITS
Magnum MM1512AE Inverter $899.00
Magnum ME-ARC50 Control
299.00
Trojan T-105 batteries
636.00
2 ga. Battery Cables
18.00
2/0 ga. Battery Cables
24.00
Anticorrosion rings
3.20
Set 10' 2/0 ga. Inverter cables 139.00
Class“T” Fuse Block w/Fuse 200A 69.00
MidNite Lightning Arrestor
119.00
PV/Generator Hybrid Book
8.00
Total (priced separately)
$2214.20
782-013 Special Kit Price $1909
Basic Generator Charger Kit #2
1
1
4
2
2
8
1
1
1
1
2
1
1
1
1
Additional T-105 batteries
Hydrometer
Solar Electric Independent
Home Book
Battery Book for Your
PV Home
Digital Multimeter
298.00
12.95
10.95
8.00
25.00
Basic Generator Charger Kit #2
Magnum RD2212 Inverter
$1459.00
Magnum ME-ARC50 Control
299.00
T-105 batteries
636.00
2 ga. battery cables
18.00
2/0 ga. battery cables
24.00
Anticorrosion rings
3.20
Set 10' 2/0 ga. inverter cables 139.00
Class“T” Fuse Block w/Fuse 200A 69.00
MidNite Lightning Arrestor
119.00
PV/Generator Hybrid Book
8.00
Total (priced separately)
$2774.20
Magnum RD2212
INVERTER
782-022 Special Kit Price $2359
Advanced Generator Charger Kit #2
1
1
1
4
2
2
8
1
1
1
Kit Options
Batteries are shipped to
you via common carrier
(tractor/trailer). They can
only be shipped to a business or commercial
address. Please call for a
freight quote.
Magnum RD2212 Inverter
$1459.00
Magnum ME-ARC50 Control
299.00
MidNite AC/DC Disconnect
619.00
T-105 batteries
636.00
2 ga. battery cables
18.00
2/0 ga. battery cables
24.00
Anticorrosion rings
3.20
Set 10' 2/0 ga. inverter cables 139.00
MidNite Lightning Arrestor
119.00
PV/Generator Hybrid Book
8.00
Total (priced separately)
$3324.20
Advanced Generator Charger Kit #2
Magnum RD2212 Inverter
mounted on a MidNite Solar
Disconnect (shown with door
open and remote Control)
782-023 Special Kit Price $2879
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GENERATOR/INVERTER/CHARGER KITS
Advanced Generator Charger Kit #3
Magnum MM1524AE
Inverter
1
1
1
8
6
2
16
1
1
1
782-033 Special Kit Price $4479
Basic
Generator/Charger
Kit #3
Basic Generator Charger Kit #3
1
1
8
6
2
16
1
1
1
1
OutBack VFX3524 Inverter
$2569.00
OutBack MATE
295.00
MidNite AC/DC Disconnect
619.00
T-105 batteries
1272.00
2 ga. battery cables
54.00
2/0 ga. battery cables
24.00
Anticorrosion rings
6.40
Set 10' 4/0 ga. inverter cables 219.00
MidNite Lightning Arrestor
119.00
PV/Generator Hybrid Book
8.00
Total (priced separately)
$5185.40
Magnum MM1524 Inverter
$939.00
Magnum ME-ARC50 Control
299.00
T-105 batteries
1272.00
2 ga. battery cables
54.00
2/0 ga. battery cables
24.00
Anticorrosion rings
6.40
Set 10' 2/0 ga. inverter cables 139.00
Class“T” Fuse Block w/Fuse 110A 69.00
MidNite Lightning Arrestor
119.00
PV/Generator Hybrid Book
8.00
Total (priced separately)
$2929.40
Magnum MS4024
Inverter mounted on door
of MidNite Solar
Disconnect. Shown in open
position.
782-031 Special Kit Price $2609
Intermediate Generator Charger Kit #3
1
1
8
6
2
16
1
1
1
1
Magnum RD2824 Inverter
$1679.00
Magnum ME-ARC50 Control
299.00
T-105 batteries
1272.00
2 ga. battery cables
54.00
2/0 ga. battery cables
24.00
Anticorrosion rings
6.40
Set 10' 2/0 ga. inverter cables 139.00
Class“T” Fuse Block w/Fuse 200A 69.00
MidNite Lightning Arrestor
119.00
PV/Generator Hybrid Book
8.00
Total (priced separately)
$3669.40
782-032 Special Kit Price $3199
Kit Options
4
1
1
1
1
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Additional T-105 batteries
Hydrometer
Solar Electric Independent
Home Book
Battery Book for Your PV Home
Digital Multimeter
596.00
12.95
10.95
8.00
25.00
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Generator Charger Kit #4
Generator Charger Kit #4
1
1
1
8
6
2
16
1
1
1
Magnum MS4024 Inverter
$2699.00
Magnum ME-ARC50 Control
299.00
MidNite AC/DC Disconnect
799.00
T-105 batteries
1272.00
2 ga. battery cables
54.00
2/0 ga. battery cables
24.00
Anticorrosion rings
6.40
Set 10' 4/0 ga. inverter cables 219.00
MidNite Lightning Arrestor
119.00
PV/Generator Hybrid Book
8.00
Total (priced separately)
$5499.40
782-043 Special Kit Price $4749
New England Solar Electric, Inc.
Generator Charger Kit #5
1
1
1
12
9
4
24
1
1
1
Xantrex XW4024 Inverter
Xantrex XW DC Disconnect
Xantrex XW Control panel
Trojan T-105 batteries
2 ga. battery cables
2/0 ga. battery cables
Battery anticorrosion rings
Set 10' 4/0 Inverter cables
MidNite Lightning Arrestor
PV/Generator Hybrid Book
Total (priced separately)
GENERATOR/INVERTER/CHARGER KITS
$3950.00
1800.00
300.00
1908.00
81.00
48.00
9.60
219.00
119.00
8.00
8442.60
Kit #5 Options
1
4
1
1
1
1
Xantrex Auto Generator Start $200.00
Additional T-105 batteries
$596.00
Hydrometer
$12.95
Solar Electric Independent
$10.95
Home Book
Battery Book for Your PV Home
$8.00
Digital Multimeter
$25.00
782-053 Special Kit Price $7299
Generator Charger Kit #5
BATTERY BANK
New England Solar Electric, Inc.
Generator Charger Kit #5
features the Xantrex
XW4024 4000 watt 24
volt sine wave inverter. With
a large enough battery
bank, the XW 4024 could
supply backup power to a
full size home for a few
days. This inverter can control just about any aspect of
an integrated power system
including full grid tie capability as well as automated
generator control. See page
44 of this catalog for more
details on the XW4024.
Gen Charger Kit #5 can
become a 48 volt kit by
adding four more batteries,
and switching the inverter
to an XW4548.
Kit #5 can also feature a
Xantrex XW6048 inverter.
Call for prices.
INVERTER
CABLES
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SUNWIZE, POWER-UP and TRINA SOLAR MODULES
All the major manufacturer’s modules we carry feature similar, very high quality, manufacturing techniques:
l Tempered Low Iron
Glass
l Anodized Aluminum
Frames
l EVA (Ethylene Vinyl
Acetate) - Tedlar encapsulation with Butyl Edge Seal
l Terminal Boxes on
Module Back or MC connectors on the large modules
l Built-in bypass diodes
Currently we feature
Sunwize, Power-Up and
Trina solar modules in our
solar electric kits.
Be sure to
check pages 28
to 31 for our
complete listing
of module
racks.
Sunwize Solar Modules
Trina Solar Modules
Sunwize solar modules are
manufactured in China and
imported by SunWize as a
private label brand. Sunwize,
being one of the largest alternative suppliers in the US,
insures that the 25-year warranty will be supported.
Sunwize solar modules feature high quality construction as noted to the left and
below:
l Multi-crystalline solar
cells
l Tempered low iron impact resistant glass
l Weather-proof junction box
l Anodized aluminum frames
l Built-in bypass diodes
l 25 Year Limited Power warranty
Trina solar modules are
being imported from
China. They have been in
the solar module business
since 1997. Trina is “vertically integrated”, meaning they make all parts
for their solar modules
themselves. Trina modules feature the same
high quality construction
as all brand name solar
modules:
l Multi-crystalline
solar cells
Trina 240
l Tempered low iron
impact resistant glass
l MC4 connector cables
l Anodized aluminum frames
l Built-in bypass diodes
l 25 Year Limited Power warranty
l UL Listed
702-110 S110P 110W 12V Solar Module $369
Electrical and Mechanical
Characteristics
for the S110P
Module Type
Maximum Power
Voltage at Pmax
Current at Pmax
Short Circuit Current
Open Circuit Voltage
Dimensions
Length
Width
Depth
Weight
S110P
110 W
16.9 V
6.5 A
6.7 A
21V
48.38”
26.06”
1.97”
21.4 lbs
Power-Up Solar Modules
704-185 BST185-24 185W 24V Solar Module $269
The Power-UP BST185-24 solar module is
manufactured in China and imported by PowerUp. The BST185 high efficiency monocrystalline
solar module boasts one of the best 25 year
power warranties in the business.
Electrical and Mechanical
Characteristics
for the BSP185-24
Module Type
Maximum Power
Voltage at Pmax
Current at Pmax
Short Circuit Current
Open Circuit Voltage
Dimensions
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Length
Width
Depth
Weight
BSP185-24
185 W
35.59 V
5.262 A
5.695 A
44.29 V
62.20”
29.84”
1.38”
40.2 lbs
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708-240 Trina 240 Watt Solar Module
$279
Electrical and Mechanical
Characteristics
for Trina Modules
Module Type
Maximum Power
Voltage at Pmax
Current at Pmax
Short Circuit Current
Open Circuit Voltage
Dimensions Length
Width
Depth
Weight
Trina 240
240 W
30.1 V
7.81 A
8.31 A
37.1 V
65”
39”
1.57”
43 lbs
BSP185-24
l
l
l
l
l
l
l
Monocrystalline solar cells
Tempered low iron impact
resistant glass
MC4 connector cables
Anodized aluminum frames
Built-in bypass diodes
25 Year Limited Power
warranty
UL Listed
New England Solar Electric, Inc.
SUNWIZE and MITSUBISHI SOLAR MODULES
SunWize SP Series Solar Modules
702-040
702-055
702-070
702-090
702-110
702-140
702-150
S40P 40W 12V Solar Module
S55P 55W 12V Solar Module
S70P 70W 12V Solar Module
S90P 90W 12V Solar Module
S110P 110W 12V Solar Module
S140P 140W 12V Solar Module
S150P 150W 12V Solar Module
$189
$229
$259
$319
$369
$399
$419
SunWize SP Series modules deliver top quality performance
for all photovoltaic applications, including rural electrification,
water pumping, and general battery charging.
They feature the following industry standard construction:
l Single crystalline solar cells
TM
l White Tedlar Backing
l Laminated with ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA)
l Tempered low iron impact resistant glass
l Weather resistant junction box (SW180-MC3 Cables)
l Anodized aluminum frames
l Bypass diodes included
SP Specifications S40P
Rated Power:
40W
Rated Voltage:
17.1V
Rated Current:
2.3A
Open Circuit Voltage: 21.0V
Short Circuit Current: 2.4A
By-Pass Diodes
Yes
Length:
Width:
Depth
Weight:
21.38”
26.06”
1.97”
9.9lbs
S55P
55W
16.9V
3.25A
21.0V
3.40A
Yes
26.06”
26.06”
1.97”
12.1lbs
31.34”
26.06”
1.97”
14.1 lbs
SP Specifications
Maximum Power
Voltage at Pmax
Current at Pmax
Short Circuit Current
Open Circuit Voltage
S05P
5W
16.5V
0.30A
0.33A
20.5V
Part No.
702-005 702-010 702-020
Dimensions
Price
702-040
702-055
702-070
702-090
Length
Width
Depth
Weight
9.92”
10.75”
1.97”
2.9 lbs
$59
S10P
10W
16.7V
0.60A
0.64A
20.8V
S70P
70W
17.1V
4.1A
21.0V
4.30A
Yes
12.52”
13.86”
1.97”
4.0 lbs
$89
S05P 40W 12V Solar Module
S10P 55W 12V Solar Module
S20P 70W 12V Solar Module
S90P 30W 12V Solar Module
New England Solar Electric, Inc.
S20P
20W
17.1V
1.15A
1.2A
21.0V
21.38”
13.86”
1.97”
6.2 lbs
$119
S90P
90W
16.9V
5.3A
21.0V
5.6A
Yes
41.02”
26.06”
1.97”
18.1lbs
S30P
30W
16.7V
1.80A
1.90A
20.8V
21.38”
20.04”
1.97”
8.2 lbs
SW70P
S110P
110 W
16.9 V
6.5 A
21.0 V
6.7 A
Yes
48.38”
26.06”
1.97”
21.4 lbs
SW150P
S140P
140W
17.1V
8.2A
21.0V
8.5A
Yes
58.38”
26.06”
1.97”
25.4lbs
SW30P
SW55P
SW140P
S150P
150W
18.1V
8.3A
22.2V
8.5A
Yes
SW40P
SW110P
SW90P
58.38”
26.06”
1.97”
25.4lbs
SW20P
SW10P
SW5P
$55
$79
$199
$159
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MODULE RACKS
Our frames are made of
structural aluminum with
pre-punched holes for easy
assembly. Stainless steel
hardware is used throughout and instructions with
diagrams are included to
facilitate assembly.
Adjustable frames can be
used for roof, wall or
ground mounting. Please
specify your brand and type
of module.
Single Module Mount
719-001
$35
Four standoff brackets
for roof mounting. Stainless
steel nuts, bolts
and washers are
included. Roof
seal included as
well. Will fit
any module.
Two Module Co-Planer Frame
710-021
$70
Modules mount on two rails and attach to roof
with standoff brackets. Stainless steel nuts, bolts
and washers are included.
Two Module Adjustable Frame
710-022
710-023
For 50 to 85 watts
For 100 to 120 watts
(features large feet)
$85
$119
Modules mount horizontally on two rails and
attach to roof with four small feet. Two pieces of
aluminum angle are included. You drill final four
holes for your custom angle adjustment.
Four Module - Rails & Hardware
710-040
$100
Modules mount on two rails using stainless
steel hardware.
Vertical Mount Adjustable Frames
710-042
710-044
Two 120W to 185W Panels
Four 50W to 110W Panels
$200
$200
Our Vertical Mount Adjustable Frames will fit
four modules of less than 100 watts each or two
modules over 100 watts each.
The modules mount on two rails with long
dimension up and down to facilitate snow sliding. Two connecting braces tie the two module
mounting rails together. Adjustable supports,
attached to the connecting braces, angle the array
towards the sun. The frame can attach to a roof,
a wall or vertical 4x4’s in the ground using four
large mounting feet. (See drawings for more
detail).
All the material needed for attaching the frame
to supports is supplied.This includes stainless
steel hardware, large mounting feet, hardware to
mount the feet to the structure (4”x5/16” stainless steel bolts with toggle wing nuts as well as
lag bolts) and a tube of roof sealant.
The adjustment supports come with the first
hole punched. Included with the frame is a chart
for latitude and roof pitch vs seasonal angle. You
drill final adjustment holes according to your
particular situation.
REAR VIEW–ADJUSTABLE FRAME
FOUR MODULE VERTICLE MOUNT
Four Module Co-Planer Frame
710-041
$159
Modules mount on two rails using stainless
steel hardware. Four large feet are supplied to
attach this array to your roof.
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MODULE RACKS
Example: Four module frame
shown with only two of four modules
on "flat" roof. Detail views at right.
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POLE MOUNTED MODULE RACKS
Zomeworks makes excellent module racks for pole
mounting. These racks are
made of painted A-513
structural steel. They mount
on either the top or side of
a pole placed in the ground.
The pole could also be
mounted to the end of a
building. Poles are NOT
included in the price of the
racks. All racks are delivered directly to you from
Zomeworks. Delivery time is
usually three to four weeks
and exact UPS shipping (or
freight for the big racks) will
be added to the price of the
rack. .
Zomeworks
Top-of-Pole Racks
Side-of-Pole Racks
Seasonally Adjustable
Constructed of painted A-513 structural steel
components with extruded, mill finish, structural aluminum mounting rails
l Utilizes stainless steel J-clip with 1/4" stainless
steel mounting hardware
l
l
Zomeworks Side of Pole Racks
Model
Price
Weight (Lbs)
UPST22M
BP Solar
BP350U
BP380U
BP150/160
Shell
SM50H
SM55
SQ75/80
SM100
SunWize
SW85/90
SW100/115/120
710-999 Specify Size
Zomeworks has completely
reworked its Top-of-Pole Rack line.The
four available models are the FX3,
FX4, FX6 and FX Series. All are constructed of type A-513 painted structural steel with mill finish, structural
aluminum, mounting rails. The solar
modules are fastened to the rails utilizing stainless steel J-Clips with 1/4”
stainless steel mounting hardware.
Below the racks are listed by number of modules per rack with a price.
Call for part numbers and installation
details.
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UPSG32M
UPSG43M
Please Call For Quote
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23
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
2
1
2
2
1
3
3
2
2
1
UPSV54M
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UPSV65M
32
3
3
4
4
2
3
3
FX Series
FX4 Series
FX 3 Series
FX6 Series
Zomeworks Top of Pole Racks
Listed by price per number of modules. Call for part numbers and installation information. Prices do not include poles.
No. of Modules:
1
2
4
6
8
10
12
14
16
Module Size:
50W to 65W
$276
$288
$375
$590
$663
$1238
$1238
$1238
$1708
70W to 90W
$276
$308
$403
$639
$690
$1238
$1333
$1646
$1981
100W to 125W
$276
$308
$356
$572
$646
$1238
$1333
n/a
n/a
160W to 185W
$288
$319
$786
$1238
$1333
$1646
$2273
n/a
n/a
230W to 240W
$288
$476
$1238
$1333
$1646
for 9
n/a
n/a
n/a
$1981
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TRACK RACKS
Zomeworks Track Rack
710-998 Specify Size
Track Rack from Zomeworks is a passive solar
tracking system for photovoltaic modules. Since
1980 , more than 5100 Track Racks have been
installed in different climates on nearly every
continent in the world. As dependable as gravity
and as reliable as the heat of the sun, more than
99% of Zomeworks trackers are still in operation
today.
Track Racks increase electrical output of photovoltaic modules by 25% or more compared to
modules on fixed mounts. Track Rack passive
solar trackers are a highly cost-effective component for domestic and industrial photovoltaic
power systems, water pumping systems, cathodic
protections systems, and utility applications.
Simplicity and durability of the Track Rack
design is unsurpassed. Track Racks are engineered for unmatched reliability and do not rely
on drive motors, gears, clutches, high-tolerance
pistons, electronics, batteries, or sun sensors. The
Track Rack drives its tracking motion with a
simple, elegant design that uses the sun's heat to
move liquid through a sealed system integrated
into its structure. As liquid moves from one side
of the rack to the other, gravity causes it to rotate
and follow the sun.
Standard Track Racks are constructed of mild
steel and finished in satin black urethane paint.
Stainless steel module mounting hardware is provided with all Track Rack systems.
Track Racks are easy to
install. They are designed
to slip over SCH 40 steel
pipe masts set in concrete
and are locked into place
by tightening one bolt.
Track Racks feature
manual north-south axis
adjustment settings of
2o,15o,30o, and 45o for
optimal seasonal performance. Most users adjust
their Track Racks twice a
year.
Typical Track Rack for 12 Solar Modules
UTRF64/90/120
Zomeworks Universal Track Rack Module Specifications (Seven Sizes Fit All)
Track Rack Model
Price
*Added Rails:
Module Size:
50W to 65W
70W to 90W
100W to 125W
160W to 185W
230W to 240W
Size (Inches)
Shipping Weight (Lbs)
Pipe Diameter (Inches)
(Sch 40 Steel)
Min Pole Height (Inches)
Min Pole Depth (Inches)
Recommended hole
diameter, filled with
concrete (Inches).
UTR-020
$819
UTRK-040
$1,668
UTRF-64
$2,208
$335
UTRF-090
$2,496
UTRF-120
$2,820
$335
UTRF-168-2
$4,182
$335
1-2
1-2
1-2
1
1
3-4
3-4
3-4
2
2
6-12
5-6*
5-6*,7*
3-4
3
n/a
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CHARGE CONTROLLERS
Charge Controller Basics
Solar modules produce
electricity when the sun
shines. The charge controller regulates the flow of
electricity from the solar
modules to the battery
bank. When the battery
bank is low, the charge controller feeds all of the electricity from the array to the
batteries. When the batteries reach a state of full
charge, the charge controller stops or redirects
the supply of electricity to
prevent overcharging.
Modern charge controllers
have the ability to hold the
battery bank in a "float"
state of charge if the bank
is not being used. At night
the charge controller prevents a reverse flow of current from the batteries to
the modules.
There are three basic
types of charge controllers series, shunt and pulsewidth-modulated. A series
controller, the most basic
type, acts as a switch to disconnect and re-connect the
solar modules to the battery bank. A shunt type controller redirects the current
from the solar modules either by simply short-circuiting the array or by
directing the current to
some other load. Pulsewidth-modulated charge
controllers, the most up-todate type, maintain the battery bank in a float state of
charge. "Float" is the voltage level just below gassing
voltage. Keeping the batteries in this state of charge
delivers their best possible
life without using excessive
electrolytic.
Charge controllers are
generally selected by their
size or ability to control a
given amount of current,
and by their operating voltage. Listed on this and the
next few pages are some of
the most popular and effective charge controllers on
the market.
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Xantrex Charge Controllers
C35, C40 and C60
730-035
730-040
730-060
C35 35A, 12 or 24 volt
C40 40A, 12, 24 or 48 volt
C60 60A, 12 or 24 volt
$119
$159
$199
C40 without
CM on left
and with CM
on right.
The C35, C40 and C60 charge controllers are 3
stage solid-state, pulse width modulated
devices.They work as charge controllers, DC
load controllers or DC diversion regulators. They
are electronically protected for short circuit,
overload, over-temperature and reverse polarity
conditions They will control 12V, 24V and in the
case of the C40, 48V PV systems. They feature
field adjustable set-points, automatic or manual
battery bank equalization settings and status
LED indicators. As their names suggest, the C35
is rated for 35 amps, the C40 for 40 amps and
the C60 for 60 amps. But they will actually control up to 60 amps before they self limit. They
each have automatic high current overload protection which simply turns the unit off until the
high current condition is removed. Restart is
automatic. Each can be fitted with a digital meter
as an option which monitors battery bank voltage, array current and amp-hours.
Xantrex CM for C35, C40 and C60
Digital Volt/Amp/Power Meter
730-041
730-042
730-043
741-032
741-033
CM/C35,C40,C60
$99
CM R/50' Remote
$126
CM R/100' Remote
$146
Battery Temperature Sensors
15’ BTS/15
$29
35’ BTS/35
$32
For use with all Trace charge controllers
and Trace DR and SW Plus inverters
The Xantrex CM displays volts, amps, and
cumulative amp-hours for the solar array. It
mounts directly on the C35, C40 or C60. The
CM R/50 or R/100 can be remotely mounted up
to 50' or 100' away, respectively. All three versions of the CM have a backlight LCD Display.
The Xantrex remote meters require a dualganged electrical box for mounting. See page 16
for a surface mount version.
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Xantrex C12 Charge/ Load
Controller
730-012
12 amp, 12 volt only
$110
The C12 was
designed to completely
control small systems,
automatic lighting systems and unattended
remote systems. It can
function as a charge
controller, load controller and lighting
controller at the same
time. The C12 can regulate either wet or
sealed lead-acid batteries. Its automatic equalization capability makes the C12 an ideal controller
for unattended lead acid battery banks. Excellent
installation instructions and Trace's standard 2
year warranty are included.
SCI ASC-8/12 Charge Controller
731-008
731-009
12 volts, 8 amps
24 volts, 8 amps
$53
$53
This is a small, compact, epoxy encapsulated
charge controller that
will work with an array
output up to 8 amps (two
50W modules, or one 110W module). The ASC8 has a red LED which lights while charging and
flashes as the battery bank reaches full charge.
This controller is most often used on one module
systems that will not later become large systems.
C35 Charge
Controller
with CM Meter
attached.
CM R/50 Remote
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Morningstar Charge Controllers
We now carry the full line of
Morning Star charge controllers: the TriStar, ProStar,
SunSaver and SunGuard
charge controllers as well as
the SunLight lighting control.
The TriStar will fit into any of
our pre-wired power panels or
charge controller panels. It is
fully protected (short circuit,,
TriStar TS-45
reverse polarity and overload)
with Meter
and is rated at 45 or 60 amps at
12 to 48 volts. Both remote and attached meters
are available for the TriStar. The ProStar and
Sunsaver offer low battery disconnect from 6 to
30 amps and 12 to 48 volts. The SunGuard is an
inexpensive 4.5A 12V controller and the
SunLight Controller allows 10 lighting options at
10 to 20A at 12 or 24V. Morningstar has many
more options in their charge controller line than
we have room to list here. Please call for more
details about this versatile line of charge controllers.
736-045
736-060
736-047
736-003
736-001
TriStar TS-45 45A 12 to 48V
TriStar TS-60 60A 12 to 48V
TriStar Digital Meter
TriStar Remote Digital Meter
Remote Temperature Sensor
736-406
SunGuard 4A 12V
736-210 SunSaver 10A 12V
736-210L SunSaver 10A 12V w/LVD
736-310L SunSaver 10A 24V w/LVD
CHARGE CONTROLLERS
Steca Charge Controllers
737-010
737-015
PR 1010 12/24V 10A
PR 1515 12/24V 15A
$150
$279
Steca charge controllers
are made in Germany and
incorporate all the aspects
of German engineering
that one would expect.
Steca PR1010
The controllers include a
load controller as well as a charge controller.
They feature an LCD meter which monitors
state-of-charge in percent, array current and battery bank voltage. The meter also monitors load
current. The current rating is for both charge and
load control. The included manual guides you
through very thorough installation and operation
procedures. A very nice charge controller for
someone who wants excellent control for a
smaller system.
$174
$233
$113
$136
$32
$57
$72
$79
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SunSaver 10 w/LVD
Morningstar also has maximum power point
tracking (MPPT) charge controllers available.
They have MPPT versions of their popular TriStar TS-45 and TS-60 as well as a less powerful
model, good for small systems.
736-145
736-160
736-147
736-103
736-
TS-MPPT-45 45A 12 to 48V
TS-MPPT-60 60A 12 to 48V
Digital Meter for MPPT
Remote Meter for MPPT
MPPT SunSaver 15A 12 & 24V
$547
$689
$104
$147
$286
Tri-Star MPPT Charge Controller
with attached digital meter.
SunSaver
15A MPPT
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MPPT CHARGE CONTROLLERS
Maximum Power
Point Tracking
Many people have asked
about power point tracking
and whether it has any real
advantages. Maximum
Power Point Tracking
(MPPT) converts the difference between a solar modules rated voltage, (usually
17 volts) and a battery
banks charging voltage (up
to 14.7 volts) into usable
charging current. Often
claims are made for up to a
30% increase in charging
current. This gain, however,
is possible under a very limited set of conditions. The
“extra” module voltage is
there for a reason: to allow
for real world use of the
solar module, ie. the voltage
drop caused by the array
wiring and other components, including the charge
controller, between the
solar array and batteries.
Also, high ambient temperatures cause the solar module to drop in voltage further reducing this “extra”
voltage.
Having said that, there
are times when the voltage
difference will be high
enough to provide extra current to a battery bank utilizing this type of charge controller. Cold weather comes
to mind, as well as low battery bank voltage. Under
these conditions, it can be
possible to get as much as
10% to 30% more current
from your solar modules.
A more important use for
the MPPT charge controllers featured on this
page, is the ability to use
higher voltage arrays to
charge lesser voltage battery banks, ie. a 48 volt
array can charge a 24 volt
bank (or even a 12V bank).
The higher voltage means
less current through the
array wires and therefore
less voltage drop. Longer
distances can now be done
using smaller wire sizes.
This is a very important feature of these particular
charge controllers.
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MidNite Classic 150 Charge Controller
757-110
Classic 150 Charge Controller
$850
The MidNite Classic charge controller features maximum power point tracking
(MPPT) which allows all available energy to be extracted from the solar array.
(See the side bar for a more detailed description of MPPT). The Classic is also
the only charge controller to meet all requirements of the 2011 National Electric
Code, including built-in ground-fault and arc-fault protection. The Classic substantially increases the flexibility, features and range currently found on MPPT
controllers.
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Integrated PV Ground Fault & Arc Fault Protection
150, 200 and 250V operating voltages
Three Stage Controller: Bulk, Absorption and Float
Reverse Current Protection
Over and Under Voltage Protection
Output Over Current Protection
Remote & Local Display Option showing Battery Bank
Voltage,Array Current and Battery Charging Current
Dimensions (inches): 14.91H x 6.00W x 3.94D
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Battery Temperature Sensor Included
Programmable Output for Battery Box Vent Fan
UL 1741 and CSA Certified
Xantrex XW MPPT60-150
Charge Controller
Outback Charge Controller
The XW charge controller features maximum
power point tracking (MPPT) which allows all
available energy to be extracted from the solar
array.
The XW can be used with
12, 24, 36, 48 and 60 volt battery systems. It is also capable
of charging a lower voltage
battery bank with a higher
voltage array. This allows
longer array wiring runs without the higher cost of larger
wire while still maintaining
maximum array output. The
MPPT power points are constantly adjusted to maintain
maximum array output for all sunlight conditions. The XW 60 is capable of 60 amps charging current into the battery bank and can withstand 150 VDC open circuit voltage from the
array.
The Outback FLEXmax
Series charge controllers
are maximum power point
tracking charge controllers
with the ability to charge
lower voltage battery banks
with higher voltage arrays.
That means it could charge
a 12VDC battery bank with
a 48V or 24V array.
This ability to work on a
12V to 60V battery bank
with an open circuit voltage
of up to 150V allows your
system to achieve its greatest possible performance.
The FLEXmax60 and 80 have a backlit LCD
display which monitors system performance and
is also used for programming system operation.
These are among the finest charge controllers on
the market.
730-061
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5 Year Warranty
Integrated PV Ground Fault Protection
Three Stage Controller: Bulk, Absorption and Float
Reverse Current Protection
Over and Under Voltage Protection
Output Over Current Protection
Digital Display Option showing Battery Bank Voltage,
Array Current and Battery Charging Current
Battery Temperature Sensor Included
Programmable Output for Battery Box Vent Fan
UL 1741 and CSA Certified
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735-080
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$749
$849
Output Current
60A, 80A
Nominal Battery Voltage
12,24,32,36,48,60 VDC
PV Open Circuit Voltage
150V Rated
Charging regulation Methods Bulk, Absorption,
Float, Silent and Equalization
Voltage Regulation Set-points
10 to 80 VDC
Equalization Voltage
Up to 5V above
Absorption
Digital Display
4 Line, 80 character
Warranty
Standard 5 Year
Dimensions Fm 60 13.5” H x 5.75” W x 4” D
Fm 80 16.5” H x 5.75” W x 4” D
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Charge Controller Kit #1
CHARGE CONTROLLER KITS
783-001 For both 12V and 24V systems $199
This kit consists of a Trace C35 charge controller and a Trace CM meter
set. The CM digital meter takes the place of the original C35 cover plate.
This has what you need for a small cabin PV system or an RV system. The
C35 can handle up to 35 amps at either 12 or 24 volts DC. The C35 has integral over current protection. If an over current condition is present, the C35
shuts down, and restarts automatically when the condition is removed. For
added safety, a fuse should be added between the controller and the positive
wire to the batteries. See page 32 for more information on the C35.
Charge Controller Kit #1:
C35 and CM Digital Meter
Charge Controller Kit #2
783-102 For both 12V and 24V systems
$259
This kit consists of a Trace C35 charge controller, a Trace CM meter set
and a MidNite “Big Baby Box” with two circuit breakers. This kit is the
same as Kit #1 with the breakers included for a main disconnect and array
disconnect. There is room for two more circuit breakers for DC loads. The
Big Baby Box also includes a negative bus-bar. You do the wiring.
Charge Controller Kit #2:
Big Baby Box and C35
+ CM Meter
Charge Controller Kit #3
Pre-wired with a C-Series Charge Controller and CM Meter
783-103 With C35 & CM 35A, 12V & 24V
$459
783-104 With C40 & CM 40A, 12V, 24V
$499
783-105 With C40 & CM 40A, 48V/L. Arrestor
$589
783-108 With C60 & CM 60A, 12V & 24V
$529
783-201 One Additional 15A DC Load Breaker
add $23
783-202 Two Additional 15A DC Load Breakers
add $36
783-203 Three Additional 15A DC Load Breakers
add $63
Most PV system buyers now take advantage of this option. For a small
amount more than the individual components, you get a pre-wired set of controls. This kit consists of a C35, C40 or C60, a CM meter, an array disconnect, a controller disconnect, a lightning protector and a 10 foot, #6 ga. cable
with lugs for battery connection. The circuit breakers and a terminal strip for
the array input are pre-wired in a MidNite Solar Mini-Disconnect Panel, creating an integral and labeled unit. Just run the wires in from the solar modules and connect the 6 Ga. cable to the batteries and you are all set. Specify
array size and we will size the circuit breaker for you (20A, 30A, 40A, 63A).
Up to three additional DC circuit breakers can be added to this assembly
for DC load circuits. This makes the CC Kit #3 an ideal complete solution
for DC wiring in a camp or cabin.
Charge Controller Kit #4
Prewired with an MPPT Charge Controller
783-1
With MidNite Classic 150 Charge Controller
90A, 12V to 72V, NEC Compliant
$1099
783-114
With OutBack FM-60 60A, 12V to 60V
$989
783-116
With OutBack FM-80 80A, 12V to 60V
$1099
783-115
With Xantrex XW60 60A, 12V to 60V
$939
Charge Controller Kit #4 has an MPPT charge controller mounted on the
door of a MidNite Mini-Disconnect panel.The controller disconnect is a DC
circuit breaker breaker sized for the charge controller (60A to 90A). The
array disconnect is also a DC circuit breaker sized for your array downlead.
The breakers are labeled as to function and voltage. A 10' #4 or #6 AWG
cable with lugs for connection to the battery bank is included. A MidNite
Lightning Arrestor is also wired on the array input terminal strip.All wiring
and circuit breakers are in place and ready to go. Just run the array cable in
from the solar modules and connect the battery cable to the battery bank. CC
Kit#4’s can have one to three breakers added for DC loads.
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Charge Controller Kit #3: Exterior and Interior Views
Note: In order for CC Kit # 3
or CC Kit #4 to meet the National
Electrical code, a ground fault
interrupt breaker set must be
added to the kit (except for the
Classic 150). This would add $69
to the kit price.
Charge Controller Kit
#4 with Classic 150
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DISCONNECTS and ARRAY WIRING DEVICES
Array/Controller Disconnect
AC/DC Lightning Arrestor
You will need to have a
fused-disconnect (DC circuit
breaker) between the module
array and the charge controller and between the
charge controller and the
battery bank. We now offer
both disconnects in one
small box and include a negative bus bar. We label the
box for you, and best of all,
you can even add two DC load circuit breakers if
needed. The breakers are available in 15, 20, 30,
40, 50 or 63 amps. The array breaker must be at
least 33% greater than the amperage output of
your array and at least 50% greater if you will
have winter snow reflection in your climate. The
controller circuit breaker (battery disconnect)
should be sized for the size charge controller you
have. Because the included breakers were specifically designed for DC use, no extra fuses are
required.
The MidNite MNSPD300 can be used anywhere a lightning arrestor is needed: either AC
or DC. The three major
uses are between a
remote generator and
inverter, typically at the
inverter end, between
an array and charge
controller at the charge
controller end and possibly at the array combiner box to protect
imbedded by-pass
diodes. One could also
be used to protect a submersible pump. Although
this lightning arrestor is more expensive than the
previous versions we sold, the SPD300 has been
tested to actually work. The response time is less
than a micro-second. Diagnostic blue LEDs light
when voltage is present between L1 & Gnd and
L2 & Gnd letting you know the unit is actually
functioning. (Please note when protecting an
array or the array side of a charge controller, the
LEDs will be off when the sun is not present.)
We now use the MidNite lightning arrestor in all
our pre-wired kits.
753-010
15A to 63A, 12 or 24V
Extra Breakers
$99
$15 Ea.
MC4 Module Interconnects
Tyco Module Interconnects
Module interconnects are sold in pairs having
have one male and one female connector
crimped onto 20’ of 12 ga USE wire. Each wire
is color coded for polarity: red for positive and
black for negative. We can supply both MC4 and
Tyco type connectors.
310-002
310-003
MC4 Pair of 20’ Cables
Longer than 20’ add
Tyco Pair of 20’ Cables
Longer than 20’ add
757-020
MidNite Lightning Arrestor
Up to 300V DC or 250V AC
DC Lightning Protectors
330-001
12V, 24V or 48V DC
$119
$16
$39
$1.40 ft
$39
$1.40 ft
Every PV system needs a lightning protector
between the module array and the charge controller. This is most conveniently installed in the
array disconnect circuit breaker box. This unit is
designed to work with 12 or 24 volt systems.
Array Junction Boxes
MC4 Type Connectors
These are weather-proof plastic UL listed
wiring boxes complete with cover and gasket.
They are used to make connections between the
array wiring and the array down-lead wires. You
locate and drill the holes (using an inexpensive
13/16" spade bit) for the weather-tight connectors. Connection can be made using the terminal
blocks or split bolt connectors listed below. The
boxes can also serve as weather heads on electrical conduit.
355-006
355-008
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6" x 6" x 4"
8” x 8” x 4”
$24.00
$46.00
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PV Combiner Boxes
757-103
757-106
757-112
343-0xx
354-010
344-0xx
MidNite MNPV3
10.5”x 5”x 3.25”
MidNite MNPV6
12.75”x 8”x 3.25”
MidNite MNPV12
14.5”x12”x3.5”
MNPV Circuit Breakers
10,15 and 20 Amps
10,000A interrupt current
ARRAY WIRING DEVICES
$99.00
$119.00
$179.00
$15.00
MNPV
MNTS Fuse Holder 600VDC $6.25
MNFUSE 6,10,15,20 Amps $6.25
A PV combiner box provides a convenient way
to meet the NEC requirements for series fusing
of PV modules.
MidNite Solar
makes 3, 6 and 12
position PV combiner
boxes. They are each
housed in a gray aluminum rainproof
enclosure and accept
three, six or 12
150VDC breakers respecMNPV6 & MNPV3
tively. The MNPV6 will
accept four 600VDC touch safe fuse holders and
the MNP12, ten 600VDC fuse holders for gridtie arrays. Each has both a negative bus and
ground bus which accept up to 1/0 AWG wire
size. The positive bus also accepts 1/0 AWG
wire. Maximum total output current is 120 amps.
Weathertight Connectors
Weathertight connectors are used to maintain a weather -or water- tight seal around
module interconnect wires as they exit a
module or array junction box. They also act
as a strain relief. Two types are used when
wiring arrays: a plastic connector for #12 USE
module interconnects and a plastic connector
with a rubber insert for #10 UF array down-lead cable (if used).
Weathertight Connector for Modules
353-001
$3.00
Weathertight Connector for #10 UF cable
353-009
$9.00
Split Bolt Connectors
These are used to connect two copper wires
together in a junction box. They must be covered
with several layers of electrical tape afterwards to
insulate them.
323-008
323-006
323-004
323-002
8-10 ga. Wire
6 ga. Wire
4 ga. Wire
2 ga. Wire
Solderless Lugs
$3.75
$5.00
$7.00
$7.60
These wire end connectors can be used
when crimped or soldered connectors are not
available. However we would not recommend
making your own battery cables with these
connectors.
324-006
324-004
324-300
6 to 14 ga. wire, 3/16” ring
4 to 14 ga. wire, 1/4” ring
3/0 to 4 ga. wire, 3/8” ring
325-004
$11
Terminal Block
$1.20
$1.40
$4.50
This is a four position terminal block rated
for 85 amps. It will accept up to 4 AWG
wire. It can be used to facilitate wiring
between your array and charge controller.
L 2-3/8” D 1-1/4” H 1-1/8”
Terminal Block
325-006
MidNite Solar MNPV6: Open and Inside Views
New England Solar Electric, Inc.
$8
This is a six position terminal block rated for 63 amps. It
will accept up to 6 AWG wire.
It can be used to facilitate
wiring between your array and
charge controller.
L 3-3/8” D 1-1/16” H 1-1/16”
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BATTERY MONITORING SYSTEMS
About the only real maintenance necessary on a
photovoltaic system is to
the battery bank. And probably the easiest way to keep
track of your battery bank’s
health is by monitoring its
voltage. Paying close attention to your battery bank
voltage, especially for the
first few months you own it,
will go a long way to
increasing its life and keeping your system working
properly.
We offer several types of
monitoring systems, from a
simple voltmeter to a much
more elaborate battery
monitoring system. Many of
the charge controllers
come with monitoring
LED’s. While these are
somewhat useful, they can
be confusing at times. We
strongly recommend getting, and using (!), some
sort of voltage monitoring
equipment on you system.
We include a Battery
Care Sheet with almost
everything we sell. We now
include a Battery Book with
any battery bank or system
purchased from us. Either
of these will instruct you on
how to use a voltmeter to
monitor your system, and
what the various voltmeter
readings mean.
One last note: even
though you may have a system voltmeter or monitor, a
hand held digital voltmeter
(DVM) comes in real handy
to measure individual batteries within the bank. This
type of voltage measurement is a quick way to
check the status of each
battery and hence insure
the entire bank is working
correctly.
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Tri-Metric Battery Monitor
369-006
Model 2025-RV
$169
The Tri-Metric is a high quality digital meter
which monitors three major battery functions:
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since batteries were
fully charged
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Time to equalize
Battery volts low
It works on 12, 24 and 48 volt systems .
Pushing a button on the front panel selects which
function will be seen on its LED display. The
display draws only .02 amps and can be switched
off if desired.Other LEDS indicate a fully
charged battery or one that is being charged.
Voltage readings are accurate to 0.1 volt between
8 and 35 VDC.
The Tri-Metric meter requires either a 100 amp
or 500 amp shunt. The Tri-Metric meter is accurate to 3% using either shunt, but the 100mA
shunt gives an extra digit of resolution on current
readings below 100 amps. Most inverters, however, require more than 100 amps, so most
everyone will need the 500 amp shunt.
Total amp-hours can be measured from +999 to
-999 within 3%. A net discharge causes the meter
to add amp-hours to its total while a net charge
causes amp-hours to be subtracted. When the
adjustable "charge criterion" is met the amp-hour
meter resets itself to zero. This criterion is set by
the user depending on battery bank and charging
system type.
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PentaMetric System Monitor
369-009
369-010
369-011
Pentametric Input Unit
Pentametric Display Unit
P-M Computer Interface
$199
$179
$89
The PentaMetric
System monitor has the
capability of working on
12V to 48V systems with
the ability to measure
current from three
sources (shunts). It measures volts, amps, amphours, watts, watt-hours,
temperature and battery
% full. It also can perform data logging functions and output the data to PentaMetric Display
a spreadsheet. Amp hours,
Watt hours, Temp.max/min, Volts, Amps and
Battery % full can be recorded from once a day
up to once a minute. Also included is a battery
voltage triggered relay (up to 1A) and audible
and visual alarms.
The PentaMetric
System consists of three
major components: an
Input unit, a Display unit
and a computer RS232
Interface unit. For USB
operation an RS232 to
USB adapter would be
required. Software for
Windows is provided.
PentaMetric Input Unit The Input works with
either the Display, the RS232 Interface or both.
A rather extensive set of installation instructions
is provided with the System and both the software and Instructions are kept up-to-date on the
Bogart Engineering website (www.bogartengineering.com).
This is now the System
Monitor to get for anyone
wanting to achieve complete
monitoring and control of and PentaMetric RS-232
Computer Interface
stand-alone alternative energy
system.
New England Solar Electric, Inc.
Remote Shunts
368-002
368-003
100 Amp, 100 m, Shunt
500 Amp, 50 mV Shunt
BATTERY MONITORING SYSTEMS
Kill A Watt Power Meter
$23
$28
369-121
One of these shunts will be needed with the
Tri-Metric Monitor. A shunt is a highly calibrated, very low resistance resistor, which is placed
in series (in line) with the wire carrying the current to be measured. Usually a shunt is placed in
the negative line near the battery, such that all
the current going into and out of the battery must
go through it. Instructions for shunt installation
are included with the Tri-Metric
500A
100A
Shunt Cable
369-008
Meter-to-Shunt Cable
22 ga., 50 feet long
$25.00
One end of this cable is prepared for fastening
to the shunt. The other end is attached to the terminal strip in the Tri-Metric meter.
Magnum Battery Monitor Kit
747-007
ME-BMK-NS
$209
Monitoring your battery bank is easy with the
Battery NMonitor Kit from Magnum Energy.
Acting as a “fuel gauge”
for your batteries, the MEBMK monitors their stsate
of charge and then provides this information in
an seasy-to-understand
display via the ME-ARC
remote. The ME-BMK-NS requires the Magnum
ME-ARC50 remote and a 500A shunt to operate.
Usually this monitor is used in conjunction with
a Magnum inverter system.
New England Solar Electric, Inc.
TM
Kill A WattTM Power Meter
$29
This power meter monitors the
power used by any appliance
plugged into it. Simply plug the
Kill A Watt into an outlet and
plug the appliance (up to 1800
watts) into it. A large LCD display counts consumption by the
kilowatt-hour just like utility
companies. It keeps a running
total of kilowatts used until you
reset it. It also monitors line
voltage, load current, line frequency, watts, voltamps and power factor. This meter will help you
figure out just what size solar you might need.
TM
Brand Electronics Power Meter
369-120
Model 4-1850
(was $149.95)
$49.00
The Brand power meter can measure devices
requiring up to 1850 watts. It keeps track of kilowatt-hours, average monthly cost, and instantaneous watts being used. For arriving at an average monthly cost figure, you must enter in your
cost per kilowatt-hour.
Use of the device is simple: just plug the 41850 into the wall outlet and plug the device you
want to measure into it.
Sears Digital Multimeter
369-003
Model 82141
$25
The Sears 82141 features all
the major functions—AC and
DC volts, Ohms and Amps including a 10A range. The
10A range allows you to test
short circuit current of a module or small array. The meter
includes a plastic protective
holster, test leads and is powered by a 9 volt battery which
we include. We highly recommend owning a digital multimeter even though you may
have other system monitoring devices. It allows
you to check the voltage of individual batteries
in your bank and makes trouble-shooting your
system a lot easier.
Call Toll Free: (800) 914-4131
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MAGNUM POWER INVERTERS
Magnum 240/120 VAC Inverters
True Sine Wave @ 24 & 48 VDC
747-001
747-002
MS4024PAE 4000W 24VDC $2699
MS4448PAE 4400W 48VDC $2699
The MS-PAE 120/240V Series Inverter/Charger from
Magnum Energy is a pure sine-wave inverter designed specifically for the most demanding renewable energy applications.
The MS-PAE Series is powerful, easy-to-use, and best of all,
cost effective.
The MS-PAE Series inverters have a Power Factor Corrected
battery charger built in which uses 25-30% less AC current than
standard chargers. The MS Series also integrates nicely with
larger generators with 240/120 VAC output. Its two-leg 240/120
VAC capability allows the generator to operate in a balanced
mode, both as a battery charger and for feed-through loads.
We now feature this inverter in some of our solar electric kits
as well as a pre-wired power panel. It offers 240/120 VAC operation at a much lower cost than the Xantrex models. It doesn’t
have all the bells and whistles that the XW inverters have, but it
will perform all the tasks a homeowner will need it to do.
Magnum Inverter Control
747-006
ME-ARC50 Remote Control $299
The ME-ARC50 is simple to use, yet
allows full control of all Magnum
Inverter/Chargers, the ME-AGS-N network auto generator start module and the
ME-BMK battery monitor. It is the only
way to customize the operating parameters for all Magnum inverter/chargers. The ME-AR50 provides
convenient finger-tip operation, including the new one-knob
programming. It comes standard with a 50’, 4-conductor telephone cable and includes non-volatile memory which preserves
adjustable settings, even if power to the remote or inverter is
removed. Dims: 3.6”H x 8.8”W x 2”D
Automatic Generator Start Modules
747-005
ME-AGS-N Auto Gen Start $329
747-004
ME-AGS-S Auto Gen Start
This is a three-relay, networked automatic generator start module meant to be
used with a Magnum inverter and its
remote control. The ME-AGS-N Auto
Generator Start controller is networked to
a Magnum inverter and can automatically start your generator
based on battery voltage or inside temperature. Starts most
diesel or gas generators.
40
$329
This is a two-relay, stand alone automatic generator start module. The MEAGS-S Auto Generator Start controller is
used in applications that do not include a
Magnum inverter.
Call Toll Free: (800) 914-4131
l 3 Year Warranty
l 120/240-volt split-phase, true sine wave output
(no need for autotransformer or stacking inverters)
l Super Efficient Battery Charger
l ETL Listed to the stringent requirements of UL1741
l Easy to Install using one of our pre-wire power panel systems
Magnum MS-PAE Series Specifications:
MODEL
Continuous Power (Watts)
Max. AC Surge Current (Watts)
Peak Efficiency
Search Mode Power
Search Mode Defeated (No Load)
Input Voltage Range (VDC)
Waveform Sine Wave
Output Voltage (VAC)
Adj. Load Sensing (Watts)
Auto Low Batt Protection (VDC)
Forced Air Cooling:
Automatic Transfer Relay (Amps)
Transfer Time
Charge Rate (Amps)
AC Input Current for Max Charge
Rate Output @ 240 VAC
Charger Efficiency
Weight (Lbs)
Dimensions (HxWxL)
Mounting:
MS4024PAE MS4448PAE
4000
4400
5800
8500
93%
94%
<6 Watts
<6 Watts
27 Watts
25 Watts
18.0-33.8
36.0-67.6
Yes
Yes
120/240
120/240
5-50 Adj.
5-50 Adj.
18-25 Adj.
36-50 Adj.
0-120 cfm Variable Fan
30A per Leg 30A per Leg
16 msecs
16 msecs
105A Max
60A Max
(@28.2V)
(@56.4V)
15 Amps
17.5 Amps
85%
85%
54.5
54.5
13.75”x12.65”x8.0”
Wall or Shelf
Magnum MS4024AE
mounted on a MidNite
Solar disconnect with an
ME-RC50 Remote Control
and a MidNite Classic 150
Charge Controller.
See pg 24 for another
mounted view.
New England Solar Electric, Inc.
Magnum 120 VAC Inverters
True Sine Wave @ 12 & 24 VDC
747-2012
747-2812
747-2024
747-4024
MS2012 2000W 12VDC
MS2812 2800W 12VDC
MS2024 2000W 24VDC
MS4024 4000W 24VDC
$2149
$2399
$2099
$2599
The MS Series Inverter/Charger from Magnum
Energy is a pure sine-wave inverter designed
specifically for the most demanding renewable
energy applications. It is similar in every respect
to the MS-PAE Series except it only outputs 120
VAC rather than 120/240 VAC. The MS Series
inverter/charger uses the same ME-ARC50 control and ME-AGS-N auto gen start as the MSPAE Series. The physical size of all the MS and
MS-PAE inverters is the same as well, though
the weights differ.
Magnum 120 VAC Inverters
Modified Sine Wave @ 12 & 24V
The MM-AE and RD 120VAC Series
Inverter/Chargers from Magnum Energy are
modified sine-wave units designed specifically
for off-grid renewable energy applications. The
MM-AE and RD Series are powerful, easy-touse, and best of all, cost effective.
747-0612
747-1512
747-1524
747-2212
747-1824
747-2824
747-3924
MM612AE 600W 12VDC
MM1512AE 1500W 12VDC
MM1524AE 1500W 24VDC
RD2212 2200W 12VDC
RD1824 1800W 24VDC
RD2824 2800W 24VDC
RD3924 3900W 24VDC
MAGNUM POWER INVERTERS
Magnum MS Series Specifications:
MODEL
Continuous Power (Watts)
Max. AC Surge Current (Watts)
Peak Efficiency
Search Mode Power
Search Mode Defeated (No Load)
Input Voltage Range (VDC)
Waveform Sine Wave
Output Voltage (VAC)
Adj. Load Sensing (Watts- Adj.)
Low Batt Protection (VDC-Out/In)
Forced Air Cooling:
Automatic Transfer Relay (Amps)
Transfer Time
Charge Rate (Amps)
AC Input Current for Max Charge
Rate Output @ 120 VAC
Charger Efficiency
AC Input Frequency range
AC Input Voltage Range
Weight (Lbs)
Dimensions (HxWxL)
Mounting:
$599
$899
$939
$1459
$1289
$1679
$1979
Magnum MM-AE Series Specifications:
MODEL
MM612AE MM1512AE MM1524AE
Continuous Power (Watts)
600
1500
1500
Max. AC Surge Current (Watts) 1100
2100
2650
Peak Efficiency
95%
95%
91%
Search Mode Power (typical) 3 Watts
6 Watts
4 Watts
Search Mode Defeated (No Load) 10 Watts
18 Watts
9 Watts
Input Voltage Range (VDC)
9 to 16
9 to 16
18 to32
Waveform
Modified Sine wave
Output Voltage (VAC)
120 VAC
Adj. Load Sensing (Watts)
5-50
Auto Low Batt Protection (VDC) 9-12.2
9-12.2
18-24.4
Forced Air Cooling:
0-59 cfm Variable Fan
Automatic Transfer Relay
20A
20A
20A
Transfer Time
16 msecs 16 msecs 16 msecs
Charge Rate (Amps)
30A Max
70A Max
35A Max
Charger Efficiency
85%
88%
88%
Weight (Lbs)
16
22
22
Dimensions (L x W x H)
16.6”x 8.4”x 4.7”
Mounting:
Wall or Shelf
New England Solar Electric, Inc.
MS2012
2000
3300
90%
7 Watts
25 Watts
9-17
Yes
120
5-50
9 (adj) Out
12.5 In
16 msecs
100A Max
15 A
85%
MS2024
MS2812
2000
2800
2850
3900
86%
90%
7 Watts
7 Watts
25 Watts
30 Watts
18-34
9-17
Yes
Yes
120
120
5-50
5-50
18 (adj) Out 9 (adj) Out
25 In
12.5 In
0-120 cfm Variable Fans
2 Legs @ 30A
16 msecs
16 msecs
60A Max
125A Max
15.8 A
18 A
85%
85%
50 to 70 Hz
60 to 140 (120 VAC Nominal)
42
41
55
13.75”x12.65”x8.0”
Wall or Shelf
MS4024
4000
5800
93.7%
7 Watts
25 Watts
9-17
Yes
120
5-50
18 (adj) Out
25 In
16 msecs
105A Max
29 A
85%
55
Magnum RD Series Specifications:
MODEL
RD2212
RD1824
RD2824
RD3924
Continuous Power (Watts)
2200
1800
2800
3900
Max. AC Surge Current (Watts) 3700
4000
6000
9000
Peak Efficiency
95%
94%
93%
93%
Search Mode Power (typical) 5 Watts
5 Watts
5 Watts
5 Watts
Search Mode Defeated (No Load) 20 Watts
12 Watts
19 Watts
25 Watts
Input Voltage Range (VDC)
9 to 16
18 to 32
18 to 32
18 to 32
Waveform
Modified Sine wave
Output Voltage (VAC)
120 VAC
Adj. Load Sensing (Watts)
5-50
Auto Low Batt Protection (VDC) 9-12.2
18-24.4
18-24.4
18-24.4
Forced Air Cooling:
0-120 cfm Dual Variable Speed Fans
Automatic Transfer Relay
30A
30A
30A
30A
Transfer Time
16 msecs 16 msecs 16 msecs 6msecs
Charge Rate (Amps)
110A Max 50A Max
80A Max
105A Max
Charger Efficiency
85%
85%
85%
92%
Weight (Lbs)
37
35
42
53
Dimensions (H x W x D)
13.75”x 12.65”x 8”
Mounting:
Wall or Shelf
Magnum RD 2212
Inverter/Charger
Call Toll Free: (800) 914-4131
Magnum MM 1512 AE
Inverter/Charger
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OUTBACK POWER INVERTERS
OutBack Power Systems
is an engineer-owned, customer focused manufacturer of renewable energy systems equipment. Their engineers have decades of
power conversion design
and equipment installation
experience and share a passion for leading the industry
into a new era of power
conversion equipment performance, ease of use, and
standardization.
They have designed all
their equipment around an
integrated systems
approach. One could use an
Outback inverter as a standalone unit, but its really
designed to fit together with
all the other pieces of the
system.
There are two types of
OutBack inverters: the original sealed FX Series and
the vented VFX Series. In
the sealed FX version all
components are cooled by
heat transfer. The vented
VFX versions are cooled by
internal fans. The vented
versions allow for higher
power inverters to be
enclosed in the same size
box as the sealed versions.
FX Series Sealed Inverters
745-2012 FX2012T 2000W 12V
745-2524 FX2524T 2500W 24V
745-3048 FX3048T 3000W 48V
$2369
$2369
$2369
745-2812 VFX2812 2800W 12V
745-3524 VFX3524 3500W 24V
745-3648 VFX3648 3600W 48V
$2569
$2569
$2569
VFX Series Vented Inverters
FX/VFX Inverter
(Without Cover)
Design Features
l Powder-coated All Aluminum
Die-cast Chassis
l Expandable
l Compact Size
l Field Repairable
l Modular
l 12, 24 and 48 Volt Models
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MODEL
Continuous Power (Watts)
DC Input Voltage (Nom VDC)
(Range VDC)
Continuous AC RMS Output
Surge Power (Peak A@1msec)
(Peak A@100msec)
AC Overload Capability-Watts
5 Sec Watts
30 Min Watts
Efficiency (%)
Idle Power(W) (Sleep-3 Watts)
Automatic AC Transfer Relay
Adj. Charge Rate (Amps)
Minimum DC Breaker (Amps)
Weight (Lbs)
Dimensions (HxWxL)
Mate
Mate2 (Black square housing)
746-009
Hub-4
$195
Four device connection for MATE
RTS Remote Temp Sensor
$29
PSX-240 Trans w/Enclosure
$539
735-001
746-012
Performance Features:
l True Sinewave Output
l Low Output Signal Distortion
l Over 3 Times Surge Capacity
l 60A AC Transfer Switch
l Low Idle Power Consumption
l Super Efficient
l Five Stage Smart Charger
l Series Stackable
l Parallel Stackable
l Three Phase Stackable
Sealed Versions (Turbo)
FX2012T FX2524T
2000
2500
12
24
10.5-17.5 21-34
17A
17A
56
70
40
50
4800
6000
4000
4800
2500
3200
90
92
18-20
18-20
60A
60A
0-80
0-55
250
175
56
56
13" x 8.25" x 16.25"
Call Toll Free: (800) 914-4131
746-001
746-002
$295
$295
The OutBack MATE
is a complete system
controller and display
for all combinations of
OutBack equipment. It
provides a display of the
operating parameters:
voltage, current and frequency, as well as providing a means for set-point adjustment. A single
MATE can be connected to multiple inverters
and MX-60 charge controllers and any future
OutBack equipment as well.
OutBack Power Inverters and
System Components
OutBack Inverter
Specifications:
OutBack/ MidNite PreWired System Panel with
Door Closed
OutBack Inverter Accessories
FX2548T
2500
48
42-68
21A
70
50
6000
4800
3200
93
21-23
60A
0-35
100
56
Vented Versions
VFX2812 VFX3524
2800
3500
12
24
10.5-17.5 21-34
23.3A
29.2A
56
70
40
50
4800
6000
4000
5000
3200
4000
90
92
19-21
18-20
60A
60A
0-125
0-85
250
250
54
54
12" x 8.25" x 16.25"
PSX-240
Transformer
VFX3648
3600
48
42-68
30A
70
50
6000
5000
4000
93
21-23
60A
0-45
175
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New England Solar Electric, Inc.
SAMLEX POWER INVERTERS
PST Series Sine Wave Inverters
748-001P
748-002P
748-003P
748-004P
748-009P
748-005P
748-006P
748-007P
748-008P
748-010P
PST-300-12 300W 12V
PST-600-12 600W 12V
PST-1000-12 1000W 12V
PST-1500-12 1500W 12V
PST-2000-12 2000W 12V
PST-300-24 300W 24V
PST-600-24 600 24V
PST-1000-24 1000W 24V
PST-1500-24 1500W 24V
PST-2000-24 2000W 24V
$159
$229
$419
$529
$699
$169
$249
$429
$549
$709
The Samlex PST series Sine wave inverters
are low cost while maintaining high quality.
They are well suited for small to medium loads
where an integrated battery charger is not needed. Consider using a PST series inverter for that
one “problem” load or when a “high-power”
sine wave inverter with integral battery charger
is not needed. An excellent value able to power
any load within its power range.
Samlex PST Series Sine Wave Inverter Specifications:
MODEL (Watts 12V and 24V)
Continuous Power (Watts)
Max. AC Surge Current (VA)
Peak Efficiency
No Load Power (Watts)
Input Voltage Range (VDC)
300 12/24V
300
500
85%
8.4/9.6
10.5 -16.5/
21-33
Output Voltage (VAC)
120
Low Input Voltage Shut-Down (VDC) 10/20
High Input Voltage Shutdown (VDC) 16.5/33
Forced Air Cooling:
Remote (Optional)
Weight (Lbs)
3.3
Dimensions (HxWxL In.)
8.5x5.8x2.6
Mounting:
SA Series Sine Wave Inverters
748-011S
748-012S
748-013S
748-014S
748-014S
748-014S
748-017S
748-018S
748-019S
748-020S
748-014S
748-014S
SA-300-112 300W 12V
SA-600R-112 600W 12V
SA-1000K-112 1000W 12V
SA-1500-112 1500W 12V
SA-2000K-112 2000W 12V
SA-3000K-112 3000W 12V
SA-300-124 300W 24V
SA-600R-124 600 24V
SA-1000K-124 1000W 24V
SA-1500-124 1500W 24V
SA-2000K-124 2000W 24V
SA-3000K-124 3000W 24V
600 12/24V 1000 12/24V 1500 12/24V
600
1000
1500
1000
2000
3000
85%
85%
85%
10.2/10.8
9.6/12
<12/<19
10.7 -16.5/
10.7 -16.5/
10.7-16.5/
21.4-33
21.4-33
21.4-33
120
120
120
10/20
10/20
10/20
16.5/33
16.5/33
16.5/33
Temperature Controlled Fan
RC-15
RC-15
RC-200
5.4
8.8
12.7
11x9.3x3.3
15.6x9.3x3.3 16.3x11x3.9
Wall or Shelf
$189
$349
$429
$559
$859
$1269
$189
$349
$429
$559
$859
$1269
300 1224V
300
400
89%
3/7
3/4
10.5 -15/
21-30
Output Voltage (VAC)
120
Low Input Voltage Shut-Down (VDC) 10/20
High Input Voltage Shutdown (VDC) 15.5/31
Forced Air Cooling:
Remote (Optional)
Ex. Switch
Weight (Lbs)
7.7
Dimensions (LxWxH In.)
9.5x6x3
Mounting:
New England Solar Electric, Inc.
2000 12/24
2000
4000
85%
<12/<19
10.7-16.5/
21.4-33
120
10/20
16.5/33
RC-200
15.6
18.43x10.35x4.16
The SA Series are much the same as the PST
Series, but are more robust.
Samlex SA 600W Inverter
Samlex SA Series Sine WaveInverter Specifications:
MODEL (Watts 12v and 24V)
Continuous Power (Watts)
Max. AC Surge Current (VA)
Peak Efficiency
No Load Power (Watts)
Stand-By Power
Input Voltage Range (VDC)
Samlex PST 600W 12V Inverter
600 12/24V
600
800
87%
17/18
3/4
10.5 -15/
21-30
120
10.5/21
15.3/30.6
Ex. Switch
5.4
1000 12/24V 1500 12/24V
1000
1500
2000
2000
89%
87%
17/18
11/11
3/4
3/4
10.5 -15.0/
11 -16/
21-30
22 -32
120
120
10.5/21
10.5/21
15.3/30.6
15.3/30.6
Temperature Controlled Fan
S-R6-12/24,S-R8 SR-5
8.8
15.5
12.25x7.0x2.75 15.5x7.0x3.5
Wall or Shelf
16.0x11.0x4.0
2000 12/24V
2000
4000
89%/92%
33.6/36
7.2/7.2
10.5-15.0/
21.0-30.0
120
10.5/21
15.3/30.6
3000 12/24V
3000
6000
88%/91%
24/38.4
6.6/8.4
10.5-15.0/
21.0-30.0
120
10.5/21
15.3/30.6
S-R6-12/24,S-R8 S-R6-12/24,S-R8
19.8
22
15.5x8.25x6.25 17.25x8.25x6.75
Call Toll Free: (800) 914-4131
43
SCHNEIDER (XANTREX) INVERTERS
Xantrex inverters are the
best and most popular
inverter on the market
because of their high efficiency and high reliability.
This makes them ideal for
all types of home-owner use
from starting and running a
submersible pump to operating a few lights and the
TV. Reliability is where
Xantrex inverters really set
themselves apart. They are
designed to protect themselves from every possible
abuse—high and low battery
bank voltage, high operating
temperature, and shorted
output. All this means that
the user doesn't have to
worry about inadvertently
damaging their inverter. We
have been selling Xantrex
inverters for more than 15
years. The number of failures reported back to us
has been phenomenally low
—much less than 1%. Its
nice to sell a product that
delivers years of troublefree service. It means less
problems for us and most
importantly—less problems
for you!
New Xantrex XW Inverters
XW System: XW Inverter, XW Power Distribution
Panel and XW60 Charge Controller
Xantrex has introduced a new line of inverters
called the XW Hybrid Inverter/Charger. This
family of true sine wave inverters does it all 120/240 VAC, stand-alone, grid backup and gridtie - in one inverter. In one beautifully designed
package, with a pre-wired AC/DC disconnect, all
your inverter needs are met. Sizes include 6kW
and 4.5 kW 48VDC units and a 4 kW 24 VDC
unit.
Xantrex XW Model Inverters
740-001
740-002
740-003
XW4024 4000W 24V
XW4548 4500W 48V
XW6048 6000W 48V
Key Features:
XW Model Inverter
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$3950
$3950
$4650
l 5 Year Warranty
l 120/240-volt split-phase, true sine wave output
(no need for autotransformer or stacking inverters)
l Unsurpassed surge capacity - innovative Full
Digital Control regulates voltage to prevent a drop
during a power surge.
l Full 200% rated output power is delivered to the
load
l Efficient, power factor corrected, high-current,
multistage battery charging (minimizes recharge
time, and electricity/fuel costs, and prolongs battery
life)
l Battery temperature Sensor Included
l Certified to UL1741 and CSA for utility-interactive applications (no need to purchase an application
specific model)
l Easier and less expensive to install – mounting
bracket is included and Power Distribution Panel
includes all AC/DC disconnects and wiring (no need
to individually purchase separate components)
l Local display on inverter shows output power,
charge current and battery level, to provide system
status at-a-glance
l Xanbus™ Network provides plug-and-play networkability (no need for separate hub or router)
Call Toll Free: (800) 914-4131
XW System Accessories:
XW System Control with LCD Display:
741-011
XW System Control
$300
XW Automatic Generator Start:
741-012 Automatic Generator Start
$200
The XW System Control
Panel features a graphical,
backlit LCD display that provides system configuration and
diagnostic information. The
control unit is connected to the XW system components (XW inverter(s), XW charge
controller(s) and auto generator start module)
using Cat 5 cable in the Xanbustm enabled network. No other connection devices are required
except for the cat 5 cable between each component.
This module automatically
activates a generator to provide the power to the XW
inverter to charge a depleted
battery bank. The user can
define whether the generator should be activated
on low battery bank voltage, state-of-charge, or
load on the inverters. The AGS can start both
two and three wire start controls.
XW Power Distribution Panel
741-010 Power Distribution Panel
$1800
Prewired for both AC and
DC disconnects, it contains
AC bypass breakers and a
250A inverter breaker. It is
used on all three inverter
models. Extra breakers can
be added both for DC disconnects (XW charge controller,
etc.) and AC circuits, including a generator AC input. We
feel that it is necessary to use this distribution
panel with any XW inverter installation and of
course it is a necessary item for a code installation. The wire is cut-to-length, ready to connect
to the inverter. Includes mounting plate and one
XW conduit box.
New England Solar Electric, Inc.
SCHNEIDER (XANTREX) INVERTERS
XW System Accessories:
XW Conduit Box
741-015 XW Conduit Box
Only necessary for multiple
inverter installations.
$175
Xantrex XW Series Sine Wave Inverter Specifications:
MODEL
Power Output
Continuous Power:
Output Current AC Amps:
Surge Capability:
10 second rating
Weighted Efficiency:
Transfer Relay:
XW DC Panel Mount Circuit
Breakers
741-019 15A $35
741-018 20A $35
741-017 30A $35
741-014 60A $25
741-020 80A $35
Use for XW60 charge controller disconnects or any other DC load circuits.
XW AC Panel Mount Circuit Breakers
343-5xx AC Circuit Breakers
$15
Single Pole 15,20,30,40,60 Amps
343-6xx AC Circuit Breaker
$40
Double Pole 30 or 60 Amps
DIN Rail mount AC circuit
breakers for load disconnect
on XW inverter systems.
XW Pre-Wired System including XW60 charge
controller, inverter cables and lightning arrestors.
XW 4024 System:
Input: 24 VDC Battery Bank
Output: 120/240 VAC Sine Wave
Charger: 150 amps at 24 VDC
Max. Array Input: 60 amps at 24VDC
Battery Charger
Multi-Stage Charging:
Maximum Charge Rate:
AC Input Current:
Bulk Voltage (default):
Float Voltage (default):
Absorption Time (default):
DC Input Requirements
Search Mode:
On Mode (no load):
At Full Rated Power:
DC Input Voltage (Nominal)
DC Input Voltage Range:
Xantrex XW 4024 Inverter
XW DC Disconnect
XW Control Panel
Xantrex XW60 Charge Cont.
Two XW 60A Breakers
10' 4/0 Inverter Cables
Two MiidNiteDC Lightning Arrestors
Standard Features
Total:
Special Kit Price:
New England Solar Electric, Inc.
$3950.00
1800.00
300.00
685.00
50.00
219.00
238.00
4000 watts
L-L: 16.7 A
8000 W
91%
60 Amps rms
XW4548
4500 watts
L-L: 18.8 A
9000 W
93%
60 Amps rms
XW6048
6000 watts
L-L: 25 A
12,000 W
93.5%
60 Amps rms
Bulk, absorption, float/silent, and equalize
150 amps DC
85 amps DC
100 amps DC
L-L: 18.3 A
L-L: 20.6 A
L-L: 27.5 A
28.8 VDC
57.6 VDC
57.6 VDC
26.8 VDC
53.6 VDC
53.6 VDC
2 hours
2 hours
2 hours
<8 watts
24 watts
171 amps
25.2 VDC
22 to 32 VDC
<8 watts
26 watts
95 amps
50.4 VDC
44 to 64 VDC
<8 watts
28 watts
127 amps
50.4 VDC
44 to 64 VDC
AC Output Characteristics
Output Voltage:
L-n:120 VAC +/- 3%
L-L: 240 VAC +/- 3%
AC Waveform:
True Sine Wave
Frequency Regulation:
60 Hz +/- 0.1%
Load Sensing:
8 to 255 watts (8 watts default)
Listings:
UL 1741 1st Edition 2005; CSA107.1-01; FCC Class B
Options
740-001
741-010
741-012
730-061
741-015
312-4010
757-020
XW4024
Physical
Enclosure
Specified Temp Range:
Allowed Temp Range:
Weight:
Dimensions
Dimensions with Power
Distribution Panel:
Mounting:
Adjustable Low Battery Protection
BTS— standard remote battery temperature sensor
Auxiliary Relay Output - 0-12 VDC, maximum 250 mA DC
XW System Control Panel
XW Power Distribution Panel
XW Conduit Wiring Box for AC & DC Connections
XW Automatic Generator Start
NEMA Type 1 - Indoor
32oF to 104oF
-13oF to 158oF
115 lbs
115 lbs
23” H x 16” W x 9” D
125 lbs
30” H x 32” W x 9” D
Wall
$7242.00
$6069
Call Toll Free: (800) 914-4131
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NESE PRE-WIRED POWER PANEL SYSTEMS
Prewired Inverter/ Charge Controller Systems
This is the easiest, quickest and least expensive way to get a Magnum, OutBack or Xantrex
prewired system. We wire the charge controller/ disconnect parts for you. All you have to do is
mount the inverter and prewired equipment on a plywood board and hook up the inverter/battery cables and the array wires. All equipment is certified to UL standards.
RD2212 System
Input: 12 VDC Battery Bank
Output: 120 VAC Modified Sine wave
Charger: 110 amps at 12 VDC
Max. Array Input: 40 amps at 12VDC
MM1512AE System:
Input: 12 VDC Battery Bank
Output: 120 VAC Modified Sine wave
Charger: 70 amps at 12 VDC
Max. Array Input: 40 amps at 12VDC
Note: This system
can be configured
for a 24VDC battery
bank featuring an
MM1524 inverter for
$2179
747-1512
747-006
757-005
757-009
343-040
730-040
730-041
312-3010
757-020
MM1512AE and C40/CM
attached to MidNite Solar disconnect, shown with door open.
Magnum MM1512AE Inverter
Magnum MN-ARC50 Control
MidNite MNE125STMM-L Disconnect
MidNite MNDC-GFP Gnd Fault Protector
2 MidNite MNEPV 40A Circuit Breakers
Trace C40 Charge Cont.
C40 Digital Volt Meter
10' 2/0 Inverter Cables
2 MidNite Lightning Arrestors
Total:
Special Kit Price:
$899.00
299.00
529.00
69.00
30.00
159.00
99.00
139.00
238.00
$2461.00
$2199
RD2212 and C40/CM
attached to MidNIte Solar
disconnect, shown with
door open.
Note: This
system can be
configured for a
24VDC battery
bank featuring
an RD2824
inverter for
$2909
747-2212
747-006
757-005
757-009
343-040
730-040
730-041
312-3010
757-020
745-2812
746-001
757-002
757-009
343-063
735-060
312-2010
757-020
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OutBack VFX2812 Inverter
$2569.00
OutBack MATE Controller
295.00
MidNite MNE250STS-L Disconnect
619.00
MidNite MNDC-GFP Gnd Fault Protector
69.00
2 MidNite MNEPV 63A Circuit Breakers
30.00
OutBack FM60 Charge Cont.
749.00
10' 4/0 Inverter Cables
219.00
2 MidNite Lightning Arrestors
238.00
Total:
$4788.00
Special Kit Price:
$4069
Call Toll Free: (800) 914-4131
Total:
Special Kit Price:
$3111.00
$2739
OutBack VFX3524 System:
Input: 24 VDC Battery Bank
Output: 120 VAC Sine wave
Charger: 85 amps at 24 VDC
Max. Array Input: 60 amps at 24VDC
or 30 amps at 48VDC
OutBack VFX2812 System:
Input: 12 VDC Battery Bank
Output: 120 VAC Sine wave
Charger: 125 amps at 12 VDC
Max. Array Input: 60 amps at 12VDC
or 30 amps at 24VDC
VFX2812 and FM60 attached
to MidNite Solar disconnect,
shown with door closed.
Magnum RD2212 Inverter
$1459.00
Magnum MN-ARC50 Control
299.00
MidNite MNE250STM-L Disconnect
619.00
MidNite MNDC-GFP Gnd Fault Protector
69.00
2 MidNite MNEPV 40A Circuit Breakers
30.00
Trace C40 Charge Cont.
159.00
C40 Digital Volt Meter
99.00
10' 2/0 Inverter Cables
139.00
2 MidNite Lightning Arrestors
238.00
VFX3524 and FM60 attached
to MidNite Solar disconnect,
shown with door open..
Note: This system can be configured for a
48VDC battery
bank featuring an
OutBack
VFX3648 inverter
for $3989
745-3524
746-001
757-002
757-009
343-063
735-060
312-2010
757-020
OutBack VFX3524 Inverter
$2569.00
OutBack MATE Controller
295.00
MidNite MNE250STS-L Disconnect
619.00
MidNite MNDC-GFP Gnd Fault Protector
69.00
2 MidNite MNEPV 63A Circuit Breakers
30.00
OutBack FM60 Charge Cont.
749.00
10' 4/0 Inverter Cables
219.00
2 MidNite Lightning Arrestors
238.00
Total:
$4788.00
Special Kit Price:
$4069
New England Solar Electric, Inc.
NESE PRE-WIRED POWER PANEL SYSTEMS
Magnum 120VAC System:
Input: 12 VDC Battery Bank
Output: 120VAC Sinewave
Charger: 100 amps at 12 VDC
Max. Array Input: 40 amps at 12VDC
Magnum 120VAC System:
Input: 24 VDC Battery Bank
Output: 120 VAC Sinewave
Charger: 105 amps at 24 VDC
Max. Array Input: 80 amps at 24VDC or
40 amps at 48VDC
MS2012 and C40/CM
attached to MidNIte Solar
disconnect, shown with
door closed.
Note: This
system can be
configured for a
24VDC battery
bank featuring
an MS2024
inverter for
$3199
747-2012
747-006
757-016
730-040
730-041
757-009
343-040
312-2010
757-020
MS4024 and Classic
150 attached to MidNIte
Solar disconnect, shown
with door open.
Magnum MS2012 Inverter
$2149.00
Magnum ME-ARC50 Remote Control
299.00
MidNite MNE175STM-L Disconnect
619.00
Xantrex C40 Charge Controller
159.00
Xantrex CM Mater Set
99.00
MidNite MNDC-GFP Gnd Fault Protector
69.00
2 MidNite MNEPV 40A DC Breakers
30.00
10' 2/0 Invert Cables
139.00
2 MidNite Lightning Arrestors
238.00
Total:
Special Kit Price:
747-4024
747-006
757-016
757-110
746-080
312-2010
757-020
$3801.00
$3209
Magnum 240/120VAC System:
Input: 24 VDC Battery Bank
Output: 120/240 VAC Sinewave
Charger: 105 amps at 24 VDC
Max. Array Input: 60 amps at 24VDC or
30 amps at 48VDC
Magnum MS4024 Inverter
Magnum ME-ARC50 Remote Control
MidNite MNE250STM-L Disconnect
MidNite Classic 150 Charge Controller
2 MidNite MNEDC 80A DC Breakers
10' 4/0 Invert Cables
2 MidNite Lightning Arrestors
Total:
Special Kit Price:
XW 4024 System:
Input: 24 VDC Battery Bank
Output: 120/240 VAC Sine Wave
Charger: 150 amps at 24 VDC
Max. Array Input: 60 amps at 24VDC
$2599.00
299.00
619.00
850.00
50.00
219.00
238.00
$4874.00
$4129
Note: This system can be
configured for a 48VDC battery
bank featuring an XW4548
inverter for $6069 or an
XW6048 for $6639
MS4024PAE and
Classic 150 attached to
MidNIte Solar disconnect,
shown with door closed.
Note: This system can be configured for a 48VDC
battery bank featuring an
MS4448PAE
inverter for $4299
747-001
747-006
757-001
757-110
746-080
312-4010
757-020
Magnum MS4024PAE Inverter
Magnum ME-ARC50 Remote Control
MidNite MNE250STM-L-240 Disconnect
Classic 150 Charge Controller
2 MidNite MNEDC 80A DC Breakers
10' 4/0 Invert Cables
2 MidNite Lightning Arrestors
Total:
Special Kit Price:
New England Solar Electric, Inc.
$2699.00
299.00
799.00
850.00
50.00
219.00
238.00
$5154.00
$4389
740-001
741-010
741-012
730-061
741-015
312-4010
757-020
Xantrex XW 4024 Inverter
XW DC Disconnect
XW Control Panel
Xantrex XW60 Charge Cont.
Two XW 60A Breakers
10' 4/0 Inverter Cables
Two MiidNiteDC Lightning Arrestors
Total:
Special Kit Price:
Call Toll Free: (800) 914-4131
$3950.00
1800.00
300.00
685.00
50.00
219.00
238.00
$7242.00
$6069
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INVERTER CABLES AND DISCONNECTS
INVERTER CABLE NOTES
Your inverter cables
should be sized long enough
to "cross-corner" wire to
your battery bank. This
means the positive and negative inverter leads should
be attached to the bank at
opposite ends or corners,
not at the same end. (See
any of the kit diagrams on
pages 8 to 25.) The inverter cables should also be of
equal length even though it
seems that cross corner
wiring would force one
cable to be much longer
than the other. The cables
should be taped together in
a parallel fashion as far as
possible before breaking
towards their respective
corners.
Once the length is determined, it is imperative that
the cables be the right
gauge. Inverter manufacturers would like zero voltage
drop at the input of their
inverters. While this is
impossible, the voltage drop
must be limited to less than
2%. It may seem that the
sizes of the inverter cables
specified in the chart below
are extreme, However, this
is what is required for proper inverter operation.
Inverter Cables
These inverter cables are made from high quality battery cable and are sold in pairs. Ring terminals with 5/16" diameter holes are crimped on
each end using a professional crimping tool
which results in a gas-tight connection. The
crimps are covered with glue-sealing heat shrink
tubing–Red for the Positive cable and Black for
the Negative cable. Consult the chart below for
the correct gage cable according to inverter size
and length of cable needed.
Number
312-045
312-0410
312-025
312-0210
312-205
312-2010
312-405
312-4010
Gage/Length
4 Ga 5' Pair
4 Ga 10' Pair
2 Ga 5' Pair
2 Ga 10' Pair
2/0 Ga 5' Pair
2/0 Ga 10' Pair
4/0 Ga 5' Pair
4/0 Ga 10' Pair
Price
$43
$65
$49
$89
$79
$139
$119
$219
>5' + /Ft.
$6.00
$7.00
12.00
$20.00
110A Class T Fuse & Fuse Block $69
200A Class T Fuse & Fuse Block $69
300A Class T Fuse & Fuse Block $83
346-110
346-200
346-300
110A Class T fuse
200A Class T fuse
300A Class T fuse
$26
$26
$45
AMPACITY of COPPER WIRE @ 75o C
Wire Gauge
14 AWG
12 AWG
10 AWG
8 AWG
6 AWG
4 AWG
2 AWG
1/0 AWG
2/0 AWG
3/0 AWG
4/0 AWG
48
In Conduit
15 amps
20 amps
30 amps
45 amps
65 amps
85 amps
115 amps
150 amps
175 amps
200 amps
230 amps
Call Toll Free: (800) 914-4131
In Free Air
20 amps
25 amps
40 amps
65 amps
95 amps
125 amps
170 amps
230 amps
265 amps
310 amps
360 amps
$139
This switch, mounted in a
Big Baby Box, consistes of two
60A two-pole breakers interlocked such that either a generator or the power lines could
supply an inverter with power
to charge the battery bank. The
inverter would be connected to
a sub-panel for backed -up
loads. This switch comes with
a neutral bus bar and ground box terminal.
Wiring diagrams are supplied.
Size: 8”H x 5”W x 3.5”D
(This is not a by-pass switch. This box can be
converted to act as 120VAC (only) by-pass
switch. See below.)
753-102 Inverter Bypass Box-120VAC $139
The Class T Fuse Block
reliably protects high amperage components from overloads and short circuit damage. It utilizes a Class T fuse
which provides the highest
amps of interrupting capacity (AIC) of any comparable fuse or breaker. The Class T-Fuse Block
is designed with protective cover and base to
meet the installation requirements of the
National Electrical Code.
Replacement Class T Fuses
753-101 MNTransfer - 240VAC
Inverter Bypass Box
Class T Fuse & Fuse Block
355-001
355-002
355-004
Manual Transfer Switch
An inverter bypass box is used to let the generator bypass the inverter and directly feed the AC
distribution panel. The box consists of two dual
circuit 60A breakers and a special interlock
which forces one breaker to be in the “off” position when its mate is “on” and vice-versa. In the
on position the generator current flows through
the inverter, charging the battery bank and powering the AC loads. In the by-pass position the
generator current flows directly to the AC distribution panel and the inverter is completely out of
the circuit.This is useful for testing purposes, or
for when the inverter must be removed from the
system. The box is prewired and can handle up
to 60 amps.
Inverter Disconnect and Cable Size
Inverter
Model
1500W 12V
2000W 12V
2800W 12V
1500W 24V
2000W 24V
2400W 24V
3600W 24V
4000W 24V
4500W 48V
6000W 48V
Breaker Class "T"
Size
Fuse
175 A
250A
250 A
175 A
175 A
175 A
250 A
250 A
175 A
250 A
200 A
300A
300 A
110 A
110 A
200 A
300 A
300 A
200 A
300 A
Minimum Cable Gauge
(in free air)
<5'
5'–10'
11'–20'
2/0 Ga
2/0 Ga. 4/0 Ga.
2/0 Ga, 4/0 Ga. N/R
4/0 Ga. 4/0 Ga. N/R
2 Ga
2 Ga.
2/0 Ga.
4 Ga
2 Ga.
2/0 Ga.
2/0 Ga. 2/0 Ga. 4/0 Ga.
4/0 Ga. 4/0 Ga. 4/0 Ga.
2/0 Ga. 4/0 Ga. 4/0 Ga.
2/0 Ga. 2/0 Ga. 4/0 Ga
4/0 Ga. 4/0 Ga. 4/0 Ga.
New England Solar Electric, Inc.
MidNite Solar E-Panels
757-001
757-016
757-016
757-003
757-002
757-010
757-004
For Magnum PAE Inverters
MNE175/250STM-L-240
For Magnum MS Inverters
MNE175/250STM-L
For Magnum RD Inverters
MNE175/250STM-L
For Magnum MM Inverters
MNE125STMM-L
For OutBack VFX Inverters
MNE175/250STS-L
For Xantrex XW Inverters
MNE250XW
Mini Disconnect
MNDC175/250
INVERTER CABLES AND DISCONNECTS
$799
$619
$619
$529
$619
$950
757-006
757-007
757-008
White Bus Bar
Red Bus Bar
Black Bus Bar
$17
$17
$17
343-0xx
DC Din Rail Breakers
10,15,20,30,40,63 Amps
150VDC AIC 10,000
$15
344-0xx
AC Din Rail Breakers 120VAC $17
10,15,20,30,40,50,60,Amps
AIC 10,000 Hold 100% Rated A
746-xxx
DC Panel Breakers 150VDC
10,15,20,30,40,650,60,70,80
90 & 100 Amps AIC10,000
$25
746-125
DC Panel Breaker
125A 125VDC AIC 10,000
DC Panel Mount Breaker
175A 125V AIC 10,000
DC Panel Mount Breaker
250A 125V AIC 10,000
$25
$250
MidNite Solar has a full line AC/DC disconnects for all brands of inverters and charge controllers. We now feature these disconnects in
almost all of our kits.
The E-Panels include AC bypass and AC input
disconnect breakers pre-wired to terminals strips
for easy AC wiring installation. There is room
for 6 additional AC or DC din rail mounted
breakers and 3 to 4 DC panel mount breakers.
The main inverter breaker (175A or 250A) is
installed with positive and negative inverter
cables from the disconnect to the inverter.
(Cables to the battery bank are extra.) Also
included is a 500amp/50mv shunt with negative
bus bar attached, a battery plus bus bar, a PV
array bus bar, AC bus bars, a ground bus bar, and
lots of hardware for mounting and wiring charge
controllers to the disconnect. Wall mounting
brackets and complete illustrated instructions
complete the package.
The boxes are made of powder coated steel or
in some cases, powder coated aluminum.
E-Panels are by far the nicest, easiest-to-use
disconnects in the business.
MidNite E-Panel shown with Magnum MS-PAE
Inverter, a Classic 150 Charge Controller and two
MidNite MESPD300 Lightning Arrestors
New England Solar Electric, Inc.
E-Panel Options
746-175
746-250
757-009
757-017
$109
$109
Array Ground Fault Breaker
63A 150VDC DIN-Rail Mount
$69
Array Ground Fault Breaker
80A 150VDC Panel Mount
$89
Magnum E-Panel
Call Toll Free: (800) 914-4131
Mini Disconnect
49
BATTERIES
Trojan T-105
6 volts 225 amp-hrs 62 lbs
720-105 Trojan T105
$159
(L) 10 3/8 in. (W) 7 1/8 in. (H ) 10 7/8 in.
Trojan batteries are considered the Cadillac of the
battery world. They have the
standard glass mats and
high quality separators
found in other high quality
batteries. However they
have a patented Multi Rib
Separator that outperforms
the competition. Do not settle for the “or equivalent''
listed in some catalogs.
NOTES ON BATTERY
MAINTENANCE
Just about the only maintenance required in a solar
electric system is to the
battery bank. Proper care
of your bank will eliminate
99% of all system problems. You will get a one
page Battery Care Sheet
from us with just about anything you purchase. You will
receive our Battery Book
for Your PV Home with the
purchase of a battery bank.
In any case, not using more
power than you produce is
the first secret to battery
bank care! People often ask
"How many modules do I
need to charge my batteries?". The question should
be "How many modules do I
need to keep up with my
energy use?". The definition
of a properly sized system
is keeping your batteries
fully charged all (or at least
most of) the time. You'll
need a hydrometer and a
digital voltmeter to monitor
your system. Another very
important maintenance procedure is to equalize (overcharge) your wet lead-acid
bank periodically - about 4
times a year would be
good.(Note that Gel or AGM
batteries should NOT be
equalized or charged
beyond their recommended
“full charge” voltage
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Trojan RE SERIES Batteries
Trojan T105-RE
6 volts 225 amp-hrs 67 lbs
720-106 Trojan T105-RE
$179
(L) 10 5/8 in. (W) 7 1/8 in. (H) 11 3/4 in.
Trojan L16RE-B
6 volts 370 amp-hrs 118 lbs
720-016 Trojan L16RE-B
$359
(L) 11 5/8 in. (W) 7 in. (H) 17 11/16 in.
The Trojan T105 battery is a top quality battery
with glass mats and patented Multi-Rib separators. The Multi-Rib separator provides superior
electrolyte distribution, less negative plate
expansion, less water usage, reduced positive
plate shedding and less maintenance. They also
utilize a proprietary paste formula, known as
Alpha Plus, which is another key ingredient to
long life. Trojan T-105's are simply the best battery of this type and size. In fact, based on the
new Battery Council International testing procedures, Trojan's T-105 was 225 cycles better than
the next leading brand.
The T-105 model has a strong, lightweight
case, made of polypropylene. It weighs about 62
pounds. It is easier to use as a building block
than the 130 pound L-16 battery. One person can
carry the T-105.battery
Don't buy 12 volt marine batteries for your system unless it will have only one battery. Two 6V
batteries wired in series make one large 12V battery that is bigger and better than two of the 12V
marine batteries.
All of our kits feature Trojan T-105 batteries,
and always have for the last twenty years. Many
of the systems we sold ten years ago are still
operating on the original T-105 battery bank. In
terms of watts stored over time per dollar, nothing even approaches the Trojan T-105 for value.
Please note:
Sales tax will be added
to all T105 and L16
orders delivered to the
New England states.
(Except NH)
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The Trojan RE Series batteries are tougher
deep cycle batteries
especially designed
for the alternative
energy market. If you
insist on a more
robust, longer life battery for your bank, the
Trojan RE Series are
an excellent choice.
They have been
redesigned and optimized for use in a
renewable energy systems. The Dura-GridTM
technology provides a 10-year design life and
excellent charge efficiency. The MaxguardTM XL
advanced desigh separator is 30% thicker and
stronger, resists stratification, extends life and
lowers overall maintenance time. The Alpha
PlusTM paste formulation promotes longer life
and optimum performance. Both batteries feature
an “L” type terminal for easier battery bank connections.
Both batteries feature a two year replacement
warranty. (This does NOT cover abuse of the
batteries. Trojan has an RE-Series warranty sheet
posted on their website.) The T105-RE has an
added pro-rated 36 month warranty for a total of
a 5-year warranty. The L16-RE has a pro-rated
added 60 month warranty for a total 7-year warranty.
T105-RE
Top View
T105-RE
Side View
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MK DEKA Gel Battery
12 volts 88 amp-hrs 63 lbs
720-088 8G27-DEKA
(L) 12.83 in (W) 6.56 in (H) 9.30 in
Trojan AGM Battery
$259
The 8G27 is a valve regulated, gelled-electrolyte, lead acid battery designed specifically for
deep cycle applications. This makes an excellent
battery for alternative energy use. It also requires
almost no maintenance and since it does not gas,
the battery bank needs no venting. The 8G27
also has the ability to operate effectively in broad
temperature extremes making it a good battery
for use in cold locations. Each battery is fitted
with "Flag" type terminals that have clearance
holes for 1/4" bolts.
Features:
l Completely maintenance free. Sealed construction eliminates periodic watering, corrosive
acid fumes and spills.
lElectrolyte will not stratify, no equalization
charge required. Allows faster recharge.
l Case and cover of high impact polypropylene
with reinforced endwalls to reduce bulging.
l Self-sealing vent for safety and long life.
l Thermally welded polypropylene case-tocover bond to ensure a leak-proof seal.
l Less than 2% per month stand loss means little deterioration during transport and storage.
l No transportation restrictions.
l UL recognized component.
l Can be used in any orientation. Upright, side
or end mounting recommended.
l Float Charge Voltage: 13.8 to 14.1 VDC
720-890
Trojan 27AGM Battery
12V, 100 amp-hrs, 67 lbs
(L) 12.56 in (W) 6.81 in (H) 8.70 in
BATTERIES
$239
The Trojan AGM battery employs a valve regulated lead acid (VRLA), absorbed glass mat
(AGM) design. This series is specifically
designed for use in an alternative energy system
where cycling is the norm. The batteries are
sealed using pressure relief safety valves and
hence do not need venting. For those who can
afford their extra cost, the 27AGM series is an
excellent battery for an alternative energy user or
for home backup.
Features:
l Completely sealed valve regulated construction.
l Immobilized electrolytic. Non-spillable.
l Maintenance free design. Never requires
watering.
l Non removable pressure regulated, flame
arresting safety valves, non-protruding.
l AGM microporous spun glass separators.
l Copolymer polypropylene case and cover.
Wide range of operating temperatures from
-40oF to 160oF.
l Low self discharge rate (approx. 1% per
month).
l UL recognized systems component.
l No transportation restrictions.
l Built in handles.
Battery Delivery
We ship batteries by common carrier. We get a volume discount from our shipper and pass the savings on
to you. The freight must be
prepaid and the batteries
must be delivered to a business address. This could be
where you work or c/o the
town general store, garage,
or a business where you
have a friend who will
accept delivery,
Throughout New England
the freight charge is $100
for 1 to 24 T105’s. The
charge rises to $120 to
$130 for delivery to New
York State depending on
quantity.
Appropriate sales tax will
be charged on batteries
shipped to RI, CT, ME and
VT.
Our distributor packs
them on a pallet and shrink
wraps them for protection
during shipping. You remove
them individually off the
truck if the business site
doesn’t have a fork lift. Call
us for advice.
See Page 53 for
Pictures of Battery
Boxes
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BATTERY ACCESSORIES
Battery Anticorrosion Rings
721-001
721-002
For T-105
For L-16
Battery Cables
These cables are made with small strand flexible battery cable. Each end has a copper lug
crimped on with a gas-less connection. The
crimped portion is then covered with heat-shrink
tubing with a glued bond to protect against corrosion.
311-003
311-004
311-005
311-006
311-008
311-007
311-009
311-010
311-011
721-004
$ .40
$ .40
These are a must on any battery bank. You will
need one per battery post [two per battery]. The
ring for an L-16 is larger to fit over the larger
post. These rings go
over the post before
the cable is bolted
on. They lay on top
of the battery case around the stud
and chemically protect the studs
from corrosion They are not a
washer that is attached by the cable
lug and nut.
12" 2ga. Battery Cable
18" 2 ga. Battery Cable
24" 2 ga. Battery Cable
12" 2/0 ga. Battery Cable
18" 2/0 ga. Battery Cable
24" 2/0 ga. Battery Cable
12” 4/0 ga. Battery cable
18” 4/0 ga. Battery cables
24” 4/0 ga. Battery cables
Custom Cables
$9.00
$10.00
$12.00
$12.00
$15.00
$18.00
$19.00
$23.00
$28.00
Battery Filler Bulb
721-005
Battery Filler Tank
721-007 Battery Filler
$13.00
We have come across a
handy device for “automatically” filling batteries. Just
put the filler spout into the
battery filler neck and hold
it there. The distilled water
stops flowing at the correct
level automatically. A perfect fill every time. The
container holds a little more
than 1/2 gallon of distilled
water. Very easy to use.
Lead Battery Lug
Universal Post $3.70
Use these to make secure connections to your
batteries if you don't have battery leads with
crimped or soldered ring terminals or if your batteries don't have threaded studs. They work on
both Pos and Neg posts.
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Hydrometer
$12.95
We sell hydrometers because our customers
keep ending up with cheap ones that are grossly inaccurate. These hydrometers
have a glass float calibrated with
number values and a small thermometer for temperature compensation. Buy one
of these and throw the old one (with the four
floating balls) away.
2, 2/0, or 4/0 gauge. Any length.
Similar pricing as above.
328-003
Hydrometer
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Battery Filler Bulb
$3.50
A large rubber bulb and shaft for easy
and accurate adding of distilled water
to batteries.
Power Vent
903-007
903-008
903-009
903-010
12 volt
$79
24 volt
$79
48 volt
$104
Replacement Fan
12V or 24V $24
The Power Vent battery box
ventilator is the ideal solution
for venting your battery bank. It is fitted with a
12v, 24v or 48v fan using only 3 watts (6 watts
for the 48v version as it has two fans). The 12
and 24v units use 2" PVC pipe sockets; the 48v
version uses a 2" input with a 3" output. All versions have a back-draft damper and must be
mounted vertically in an exhaust pipe. Those of
you with inverters or charge controllers that have
a programmable switch, can use that to switch
the vent on and off. Otherwise, you can purchase
the Power Vent as part of a battery venting kit
using a VCS-2AH for the switch. See below.
Battery Venting Kit
722-012
722-024
722-048
12 volt
24 volt
48 volt
$199
$199
$225
Some people will be able to use a thermosiphoning vent to satisfy the venting
requirements for their battery area. For
those who have a need for a more positive
method, we have a battery venting kit that
is composed of a voltage controller switch
and the Power Vent listed above. When the
battery bank reaches a voltage level where
battery gassing starts, the fan is turned on.
When the battery voltage drops below the
gassing level, the fan is stopped. Thus the
fan is only on when the batteries are
gassing, and nearly fully charged. Two inch PVC
is used for the vent pipe. We preset the connect
and disconnect points for you.
New England Solar Electric, Inc.
BATTERY BOXES
I took these pictures of
various battery box designs
while on a trip to Maine a
few years back. We spend
so much time describing
battery box designs, we
thought it might help if we
included a few examples in
our catalog.
First, notice how all but
one design have the batteries at waist height. (The one
that doesn’t is in a crawl
space.) This allows you to
easily perform maintenance
tasks on the bank without
killing your back!
Second, all boxes have a
lid to keep kids and pets
away from the battery bank.
Third, notice the air inlet
holes towards the bottom
of the box. The boxes shown
here use soffit vent covers
over the holes to keep
unwanted critters out.
Finally, and possibly
most important, most of
these boxes use a
power vent fan in a 2”
PVC pipe for ventilation.
The fan is switched on
and off at battery
gassing voltage by a voltage controlled relay in
either your inverter,
charge controller or a
special stand-alone voltage controlled switch.
(See our battery venting
kit and battery venting
fan on page 56.) A passive thermosiphoning
vent system could also be
used. This could be fashioned from 2” PVC pipe running up through the house
and out the roof much like a
plumbing vent. The power
vent pipe has the advantage
of exiting the wall next to
the battery box, a much
easier pipe run.
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DC DISTRIBUTION EQUIPMENT
BE SAFE
Any connections to or
from a battery bank should
have some sort of fusing. A
battery bank, or even just
one battery stores a large
amount of energy.
Releasing all this energy
instantly–as in a short circuit–can be very dangerous! The high currents
involved in a short circuit
can instantly melt wire insulation and start fires. The
heat involved in a short circuit can cause nasty burns.
Be sure to fuse any and all
connections to your bank.
Prewired DC Distribution Panels DC Circuit Breaker Boxes
These small circuit breaker boxes are manufactured by MidNite Solar. They are ideal for small
cabin DC distribution systems. They can also be
used for Array and Controller disconnects. They
require the DIN rail type circuit breakers.
757-011 Baby Box
$39
This box holds four DIN rail mount
DC breakers. It has a 3/4” or 1”
knockout at each end.
Dimensions: 7”x 3”x 2.5”
The prewired DC distribution panel consists of
15 amp DC circuit breakers, mounted in a
MidNite Solar array combiner box. A ten foot, 6
ga. cable with lugs is wired in to connect to your
battery bank. You or your electrician will connect two lugs to the battery bank and run your
DC circuits into the circuit breaker box. The circuit breaker box accepts normal house wire
(non-metallic sheathed cable) using standard
non-metallic cable connectors. Your electrician
or wiring inspector will be happy with this UL
listed equipment. It is much easier to use and
much higher quality than RV load centers.
Dimensions: Box 12.75”x 8” x 3.25”
Prewired DC Distribution Panel #1
751-104
Four Circuit Breakers
$219
This prewired panel has four DC circuit breakers in a six breaker box and a 10 foot, 6 ga. cable
with lugs on the end to connect to your battery
bank. Boxes are prewired and ready to accept
your DC circuits.
Prewired DC Distribution Panel #2
751-106
Six Circuit Breakers
$249
This prewired panel has six DC circuit breakers in a six breaker box and a 10 foot, 6 ga. cable
with lugs on the end to connect to your battery
bank. Boxes are prewired and ready to accept
your DC
circuits.
757-013 Big Baby Box $48
This box holds four DIN rail
mount DC breakers. It has two
3/4” or 1” knockouts and a 1/2”
knockout at each end. Mounted
inside is a ground lug and provisions for a short bus-bar. We use
this box for our combo array and
charge controller disconnect.
Dimensions: 8”x 5”x 2.5”
DIN Rail Mount DC Breakers
343-0xx DIN Rail Circuit Breakers
10, 15, 20, 30, 40, 50, 63 Amps
10,000A interrupt current
$15
Use these DC circuit breakers in the Baby Box
and Big baby boxes listed above.
They also fit in our pre-wired DC
disconnect boxes as well as all of
our pre-wired inverter systems.
Because these breakers are rated
for 10,000 amps interrupt current,
you do not have to use a series
fuse with them. They are rated for 150 VDC.
757-014
Quad Box
$58
This enclosure holds up to
four panel mount DC circuit
breakers. You would use this
box when higher than 63 amp
circuit breakers are required.
Dimensions: 8”x 5”x 4”
Panel Mount DC Breakers
746-1xx Panel Mount
$25
10, 15, 30, 40, 50, 60, 80, 100 Amps
For use in the Quad box or EPanels. 150VDC, 10,000A interrupt current
Dimensions: 3/4”x1 1/2” opening, 1/4” studs
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ATC Fuse Box
354-007
354-009
ATC Fuse Box, 6 Positions
1.5" x 5.5" x 4.5" Plastic
ATC Fuse Box, 9 Positions
1.75”x 4.5” x 7” Metal
DC FUSES and BUS BARS
$18.00
$35.00
These fuse boxes use ATC automotive type
fuses for DC distribution. They can be used in a
camp or small cottage where a large DC distribution system isn't required. They have lugs to
receive up to #4 ga. input wires. They have
either a 6 or a 9 circuit fuse block and a negative
bus both which will accept up to #10 ga. wires.
ATC Fuse Block
354-006
ATC Fuse Block
354-001
354-002
18 Ga. 3” Pigtails
12 Ga. 4” Pigtails
Cover Included
Cover Included
354-030
354-060
30 A Fuse Block
60 A Fuse Block
$15
$19
These are fuse holders for RK5 cartridge
fuses. They can be
used in situations
where safety is
desired, but code may
not be required. They should be
installed in an inaccessible place; or you should
manufacture a cover for them. Fuses are available at most “big box” stores.
$12.00
MidNite Solar Bus Bars
$2.00
These bus bars are mounted in plastic end-cap
insulators for use in all kinds of AC and DC
wiring. The bar has four 1/0 and eleven #6 useable wire slots. Two 10-32 mounting screws are
provided. The ground bar omits the end-cap
insulators.Dimensions: 4.75”L x 7/8”W x 1.75H
This 6 position fuse block will accept #10 ga.
wire in its distribution terminals. The main
power lug accepts #4 ga. wire. The negative bus
bar has 11 holes which accept #10 ga. or smaller
wire and 4 holes which accept #2 ga. or smaller
wire. Use this fuse block along with the negative
bus bar to make your own DC distribution panel.
ATC Fuse Holders
Fuse Blocks
$2.50
757-006
757-007
757-008
757-019
White Bus Bar
Red Bus Bar
Black Bus Bar
Ground Bus Bar
$17
$17
$17
$13
These ATC fuse holders can be used for that
instance when only one fuse may be needed.
They are effective and safe, and certainly better
than no fuse at all. See below for fuses.
ATC Fuses
345-002,005,-010,-015,-020,-025,-030
2 thru 30 amps respectively
$0.35 each
Use these fuses in the
ATC fuse boxes, fuse block or fuse holders
described above.
Maxi Fuse Holders
354-004
6 Ga. Maxi Fuse Holder
Cover Included
$13.00
Use the Maxi Fuse and fuse holder when a
Maxi Fuses
325-004
$11
This is a four position terminal block rated for
85 amps. It will accept up to 4 AWG wire. It can
be used to facilitate wiring between your array
and charge controller.
L 2-3/8” D 1-1/4” H 1-1/8”
Terminal Block
325-006
$8
This is a six position terminal block rated for
63 amps. It will accept up to 6 AWG wire. It can
be used to facilitate wiring between your array
and charge controller.
L 3-3/8” D 1-1/16” H 1-1/16”
larger than 30A fuse is required.
347-020,-030,-040,-050,-060
20 through 60
amps respectively
Terminal Block
$2.00
Use the Maxi
fuses in the fuse holders described above.
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DC WIRING DEVICES
Wire by the Foot
12 or 24 volt Receptacles and Plugs
Hook-Up Wire
We recommend using a 240 volt type, duplex
receptacle and a matching plug for your 12 or 24
volt circuits. These are heavy duty and a different configuration than the 120 volt plugs in your
home, so the wrong plug cannot be plugged into
either system. The plugs are three pronged so
one also cannot turn them upside down and
reverse the polarity of an appliance such as a DC
fluorescent light. This duplex receptacle takes
the same cover plate and wall box as a regular
120 volt duplex receptacle.
341-240
340-240
Duplex Receptacle
Box of Ten
Plug to Match
Box of Ten
Single THHN Wire, stranded copper.
300-101
300-102
300-061
300-062
300-081
300-082
UF Grade Cable
$5.00
$40.00
$7.49
$69.00
$4.00
301-101
301-102
Nice for a cabin or wherever one or two DC
outlets are needed.
This is UL listed Type AWM/TEW/THW XFlex battery cable. It is composed of many small
strands of copper wire. This makes it flexible
and easy to use in the large wire sizes.
Lighter Plug and Socket Extension
303-004
303-002
303-210
303-410
$9
This cord set can be used as an extension cord
for a fixture with a lighter plug. It can also be
used as a female adapter from your battery bank.
Simply remove the plug and directly wire the
socket to your bank using a fuse in the positive
line. The cord is 10’ long.
Tray Cable
304-012
304-010
12 AWG Tray Cable
10 AWG Tray cable
$0.69/ft.
$0.99/ft.
Tray cable consists of two THHN conductors
covered by an outer PVC jacket. It is sunlight
resistant and approved for direct burial in wet or
dry locations. It can be used for module interconnects and sub-array wiring. We stock 12 AWG
and 10 AWG.
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$1.39 /ft
$2.19 /ft
$2.50
A plug for the above outlet. Fits in your auto
cigar lighter as well.
341-013
10 ga. UF Cable
8 ga. UF Cable
UL Listed Battery Cable
Lighter Plug
340-012
$0.39 /ft
$0.39 /ft.
$0.99 /ft.
$0.99 /ft
$0.66 /ft
$0.66 /ft
UF wire is direct burial, sunlight resistant cable
with 1 black, 1 white, 1 bare ground, all covered
with sunlight and water resistant second insulation. For outside wiring, especially as an array
down lead.
Lighter Plug Wall Plate Receptacle
341-012
10 AWG Black
10 AWG Red
6 AWG Black
6 AWG Red
8 AWG Black
8 AWG Red
4 ga. Battery Cable
2 ga. Battery Cable
2/0 ga. Battery Cable
4/0 ga. Battery Cable
$2.19 /ft
$3.49 /ft
$5.99 /ft
$9.99 /ft
Pre-made Battery Cables (See Batteries pg.56)
Pre-made Inverter Cables (See Inverters pg. 52)
About DC Switches: The DC
rated switch we used to carry is
no longer manufactured. As far
as we know, a DC-rated wall
switch is not being made at this
time. We feel a Leviton ProGrade 20A wall switch (available
from an electrical supplier or a
big box store) will perform as well
as, if not better, than the switches we used to carry. However, it
is NOT UL rated for DC use. Use
for 12 VDC or 24 VDC only.
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USE Wire
This is a direct burial, sunlight resistant, outside grade, single conductor copper, stranded
wire. We use 12 ga. to make our module interconnect cables. It should also be used for wiring
between sub-arrays and array mounted junction
boxes. We stock it in black or red and in both 10
and 12 gauge.Use 10 ga. for wiring between subarrays and 12 ga. for module interconnects.
302-101
302-102
302-121
302-122
USE 10 ga. Wire, Black
USE 10 ga. Wire, Red
USE 12 ga. Wire, Black
USE 12 ga. Wire, Red
$0.99/ft.
$0.99/ft.
$0.70/ft.
$0.70/ft.
New England Solar Electric, Inc.
AUTO GENERATOR START, TIMERS, DC DEVICES
Voltage Controlled Switches
An adjustable voltage relay switch, available Active
High, or Active Low.
792-010
792-011
792-012
792-013
Open Frame-Activate High
10-60V 30A VCS-1AH
Enclosed-Activate High
10-60V 30A VCS-2AH
Open Frame-Activate Low
10-60V 30A VCS-1AL
Enclosed-Activate Low
10-60V 30A VCS-2AL
$89
$139
$89
$139
These voltage controlled
switches are activated when the
battery bank voltage reaches a
user adjusted set point. The
“Activate High” model is commonly used to turn on a battery
vent fan. The “Activate Low”
model can be used as a load
controller. Both versions work
at 12, 18, 24, 36 and 48 volts
DC. They can switch up to 30
amps. A thorough instruction
manual complete with various
hook-up diagrams is included.
Dimensions:
Open Frame: 5.2 L x 2.9” W x 1.8” H
Enclosed Unit: Approx. 10”L x 6”W x 2.5” H
Generator Starter
Advanced generator control based on battery voltage.
792-001
792-002
Enclosed 12-48 VDC
PC Board Only 12-48 VDC
$369
$289
The Model GS-2 Universal Generator Starter is
used to automatically
start and stop your
generator at user settable battery bank
voltage levels. This
unit supports 2, 3 and
4 wire systems as well
as incorporating
advanced control systems for glowplug
activation or load control. Relay activation
is indicated by LED’s for precrank, crank, load,
run, stop and fault. The unit is mounted in a
NEMA 3R box: 10” x 8” x 4” deep.
The Model GS-1 is the same as the GS-2 but
without an enclosure (PC board only).
New England Solar Electric, Inc.
DC Conversion/Autotransformer
792-029
792-030
792-027
792-028
792-031
792-032
DC Conversion 12 to 24V
6A @ 24V CV 12/24-6
12A @ 24V CV 12/24-12
DC Conversion 24 to 12V
20A @ 12V PPT 12/24-20
5A @ 12V PPT 12/24-5
DC Conversion 48 to 12V
10A@12V PPT 48-10R12
20A@12V PPT 48-20R12
$189
$319
$189
$129
$229
$429
These devices are used to convert DC voltages
from one voltage to another. The DC conversion
units maintain a set output voltage over a range
of input voltages. For example, you could
achieve a constant 12.6 volts from a 24 volt battery bank which might
range from 24 volts to 29
volts. We carry nominal
12 or 24 volt output units
which can be field adjusted to fine tune the actual
output voltage. All versions operate at greater
than 95% efficiency.
The devices are mounted in a weathertight
NEMA 4 enclosure which measures 4.5”L x
2.9”W x 2.6” H.
Solar Converters, the
Canadian company that
designs and manufactures
the majority of the devices
to the left, has many other
types of devices available.
They have devices that
power pumps or charge
batteries from either a higher or lower voltage source
than what the pump or battery bank is rated for. They
have lighting controllers and
differential temperature
controllers. They also offer
cathode protection devices,
voltage alarms and universal battery trickle chargers.
For descriptions of these
devices, or manuals for all
their devices, visit their website at solarconverters.com.
We can drop-ship any
device they offer directly to
you.
Programmable
12V Timer
909-007
884 Timer $69
With this timer you can
control up to 16 amps at up
to 250 volts AC or 36 volts
DC. It is a 7 day 8 event
timer. Once the timer is connected to 12 volts and reset,
its internal battery will maintain its quartz clock and programming for up to 5
years. However, it must be connected to a 12
volt source for its switching functions to work. It
only functions as a switch, with normally open
contacts switching to closed.
Dimensions: 2 3/4”x 2 3/4”x 2 1/2” deep
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AC WATER PUMPING
Careful planning of your
water system ahead of time
will save a lot of headaches
and possibly a lot of money
in the future. Many people
have called after they
installed their pump, only to
find out they will now need
to purchase a larger inverter than they had planned
on, or a transformer to run
their new 230 VAC pump.
We will be glad to help you
with your water system
design or talk to your well
man to explain why you
need a 115 VAC Grundfos
Soft-Start pump, rather
than the 230 VAC pump he
has in his truck! When calling for help with your water
system design please have
the following information at
hand:
l Type of Power System 120 VAC, 120/240VAC or
12/ 24 VDC
l Horizontal Distance
from Well to Home
l Depth of Well
l Static Water Level
(Distance from Ground
Surface to Water Level in
Well)
l Elevation from Top of
Well to Home
l Pressurized System?
l Pipe Size (if already
installed)
AC WATER PUMPING
Most locations in New England will require a
deep well and a submersible pump. A 1500 watt
inverter will power a 115 volt soft-start AC submersible pump. If you already have a 230 volt
pump you'll need a 240/120VAC inverter, or the
OutBack PSX-240 step-up transformer to use
with a 120VAC inverter. If you provide us with
the well specifications listed above, we will recommend the Grundfos model AC pump and wire
size that you can take to your well pump
installer. Our pumping design will be for your
alternative energy home powered by a inverter.
The well man's design will be for a suburban
home without an inverter. We sell efficient deep
well pumps that are picked specifically to run on
an inverter. We have good prices on these
pumps. Buy one from us if you're at all uncertain
as to which one to get from your well man.
A submersible must be set at the proper depth.
The Grundfos 115V pumps can be set up to 140'
below the pressure tank. Often the pressure tank
is at the same level as the top of the well so the
above distances become the depth the pump is
set in the well. If you must set your pump deeper than 140’ you will need to use a 230 VAC
pump with a step-up transformer, if you only
have a 120VAC inverter.
If you have a shallow or dug well you can use
the 115VAC shallow pump shown below, or possibly a DC suction pump. Call for details and a
design that will work for you.
921-007
Shallow Well Pump
1/2 hp 115v 5 gpm
Capacitor Start
$429
Grundfos Soft-Start Pumps
Grundfos makes an SQ line of submersible
pumps noted for their ability to “softstart” i.e. not draw any extra starting
current. This means the Grundfos 1/2 hp
SQ pumps can run reliably on a 1500
watt DR inverter. The SQ pumps will fit
into a 3” well casing and are protected
from dry running, overvoltage, undervoltage and overtemperature. They are
constructed of stainless steel with
polymide vanes and valves.
Listed below are models from 1/2 to 1
hp which will pump a nominal 5 gpm
from 40’ to 500’ at 30 to 50 psi. Of
course the gpm varies with the depth
and pressure required. The 1/2 hp pump
is available in 115 VAC model; all the
pumps are available in 230 VAC models.
Grundfos SQ Pumps
Item No. HP Volts Service Max Min
Factor Depth Inverter
5 GPM
Watts 50psi
Models
@2 gpm
923-090
923-091
923-140
923-141
923-180
923-181
923-230
923-270
923-320
923-360
923-410
923-450
1/2
1/2
1/2
1/2
1/2
1/2
1/2
1/2
3/4
1
1
1.5
115
230
115
230
115
230
230
230
230
230
230
230
552
576
736
768
1012
1032
1224
1488
1704
2160
2448
2664
25
25
110
110
175
175
260
325
395
475
545
645
1000W
1000W
1000W
1000W
1500W
1500W
1500W
2400W
2400W
3600W
3600W
3600W
$719
$719
$729
$729
$749
$749
$879
$899
$919
$1049
$1099
$1109
923-110
923-111
923-160
923-161
923-200
923-240
923-290
923-330
1/2
1/2
1/2
1/2
3/4
3/4
1
1.5
115
230
115
230
230
230
230
230
759
720
920
960
1440
1872
2328
2664
30
30
105
105
155
245
310
395
1000W
1000W
1500W
1500W
2000W
2800W
3500W
3500W
$669
$669
$679
$679
$769
$809
$899
$919
10 GPM
Models
OutBack Auto-Transformer
746-012
PSX-240 6.0 kW Transformer
$539
Specially designed to step
up modified sine wave
inverter output to 240 VAC.
A good solution for running
240 VAC equipment such as
a large submersible pump.
It can also be used to balance the output of a 240
volt 6 kW generator to achieve full 120 volt 30
amp output.
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AC WATER PUMPING
AC Pump Installation
Tank Installation Kit
AC Pump Installation Kit
This tank installation
kit consists of all the
parts attached to the
pressure tank manifold.
Included in the kit are a
check valve, a ball valve,
a pressure gauge, a pressure switch, a drain cock,
and a relief valve. Be sure to
get the proper size manifold
for your tank.
Most of us will want to have an AC pumping
system for a "real" home water system, especially throughout the north east. Our wells tend to be
between 100 and 200 feet deep with a static level
of 20' to 50'. This is an ideal situation for a 1/2
hp AC submersible pump. It will not be as efficient as a DC pump, but, given you will have a
large inverter anyway, the reliability of an AC
system can't be beat. Following are installation
and design parameters for AC pumping systems.
921-001
$99
540-001
Tank Installation Kit $99
You will need a tank “tee” to go with this kit. Tees
must be sized for the specific tank used: both male
or female and thread size. Tees usually cost about
$15 to $20.
This kit contains all the parts necessary to
install your AC pump except for the pipe, wire
and pump rope (all of which depend on well
depth and distance between the well and house).
Included in the kit are a torque arrestor, 6 wire
guides, a pitless adapter, 3 1" male adapters, a
heat shrink splice kit and 8 stainless steel
clamps.
FLEXCON FLEX-LITE
Diaphragm Storage Tanks
Part
No.
These are fiberglass water storage tanks with a
butyl rubber inner liner. They are precharged
with air to 38 psi. Their draw-down between
pump cycles is listed in the chart below. Models
FL 5 to FL12 can be UPSed. Models FL 17 and
larger must be freighted.
540-015
540-022
540-035
540-050
540-065
540-082
540-090
Model
No.
FL 5
FL 7
FL 12
FL 17
FL 22
FL 28
FL 30
Capacity
in Gals/
Connection
15.0 /1”
22 /1”
35 /1”
50 /1.25”
65 /1.25”
82 /1.25”
90 /1.25”
Drawdown
in Gallons
20-40psi 30-50psi
6
5.1
6.7
5.9
14.1
11.9
20.1
22.1
26.1
18
32.6
27.6
36.2
30.6
Height
Inches
25.6
34.1
48.9
43.3
51.3
64.7
57.0
Diameter Weight
Inches Lbs
16.5
16.5
16.5
21.4
21.4
21.4
24.2
19
24
33.5
47
47.9
69.5
77
Price
$289
$279
$389
$589
$699
$839
$839
Gallons Per Minute
Gallons Per Minute
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DC WATER PUMPING
12V or 24V
DC Water Pumping
If you have a shallow well
or spring that is not too far
from your home and have a
small PV system without an
inverter, then use a 12 volt
or 24 volt DC pump. A DC
suction pump can lift water
from a depth of about 12 to
14 feet maximum and pressurize a system, although at
a slower rate than an AC
pump. A DC submersible
pump can be set as deep
as 230' but will have only 1
to 2 gpm output. DC pumps
can also be used effectively
to pressurize an existing
gravity flow system. The
best part about DC pumps
is the low amount of power
needed per gallon of water
pumped.
NOTE: All the pumps on
this page require special
input and output fittings.
SHURflo recommends that
flexible tubing be used on
the input and output sides
of these pumps as well.
Please consider our installation kits on page 61 for
use with these pumps.
SHURflo DC Water Pumps
SHURflo water pumps are diaphragm pumps.
They can run dry and not harm themselves. They
do not need a filter, only an intake strainer.
Because these pumps come out of the industrial
sector, they are mass produced and less expensive than other DC pumps. They will draw water
up vertically about 12 feet and self-prime from
that height as well. They have an internal check
valve and a pressure switch that will turn the
pump on at about 28 PSI and off at 40 PSI. For a
pressurized system a foot valve is required on
the pipe at the bottom of the well to maintain
prime. The addition of an expansion tank allows
the system to be more efficient and easier on the
pump (except for the new Smart Sensor pump).
SHURflo pumps should last about 3 to 5 years in
a PV home. They come with a one year warranty. The pump head is easily replaced if a problem
should occur.
SHURflo 144 DC Pump
922-144A SHURflo 144
$139
12 volts, 3 GPM, 6-8 amps draw
922-144B SHURflo 144
$139
24 volts, 3 GPM, 3-5 amps draw
This pump is a lighter duty pump
than the 145/534. It will turn on at 28
PSI and off at 40 PSI. It can be used
without a pressure tank, coming on
when the faucet is on and shutting off
when the faucet is turned off. However,
we always recommend the use of even
a small pressure tank to smooth the flow. Good
for occasional use in cabins or where the water
system is not in daily use. One year warranty.
SHURflo 9300 Series
Submersible Pump
921-101
$749
This pump can produce up to 2
GPM from depths up to 230 feet
when run on 24 volts. It will run
on two 50 watt modules as well as
on a battery system. Featuring
strong lightweight construction, it
has a corrosion proof housing with
stainless steel fasteners. It will run
on 12 or 24 volts and can run dry
without damage.The pump requires
a 4" or larger well casing.
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SHURflo 145 12VDC Pump
922-145
SHURflo 145
$199
12 volts, 4.5A open-flow to 9A @ 45psi
3.6 gpm open-flow to 2 gpm @ 45psi
The 145 pump is the work-horse of the
SHURflo line. This is the pump to use for a full
home system if your well is suitable, or for pressurizing gravity feed
systems. Maximum
inlet pressure is 30
psi. The 145 will
self-prime from 9
vertical feet (but we
have found it will work reasonably well from 12
to 15 vertical feet). It includes an integrated pressure switch and check valve. The pressure switch
is preset to turn off at 45 psi and turn back on at
25 psi. The 145 has a heavy duty DC motor, now
manufactured by SHURflo, with a heavy duty
cooling heat sink. This pump should last 5 years
under daily use. Even then its likely only the
pump head will need replacing. It has a one year
warranty.
SHURflo 534 24VDC Pump
922-534
SHURflo 534
$209
24 volts, 3.0A open-flow to 5A @ 45psi
3.6 gpm open-flow to 2.2 gpm @ 45psi
The 534 is the 24 volt equivalent to the 12V
145.
SHURflo 5050 12VDC Pump
922-5012 SHURflo 5000 12VDC
$209
12 volts, 6.5A open-flow to 17A @ 60psi
5.3 gpm open-flow to 3.4 gpm @ 60psi
Shurflo’s new
5000 Series pumps
include a unique
diaphragm design
whereby solid pistons are co-molded
to the pump
diaphragm, forming
a leak proof molecular bond for ultimate durability and pumping efficiency. They feature a
heavy-duty sealed motor, with a self-priming
pump head. The pump can run dry without damage and for added safety, incorporates thermal
overload protection. The pump will be available
in 24VDC in the near future.
10”L x 5”W x 4”H.
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DC WATER PUMPING
SHURflo Installation Kit
922-001
Install Kit for Pump Models 144 - 12V&24V, 145 and 534
510-001
Filter Screen
For SHURflo Pumps
$25
One idiosyncrasy of diaphragm pumps is noise. They are not loud to listen to but they may transmit
vibrations through your plumbing system. This problem is solved with some flexible pipe between the
pump and the home plumbing. We offer an installation kit with all the necessary parts to install the
pump while minimizing noise transmission.
This kit consists of one intake strainer, two 18" long pieces of high pressure flexible hose, and the
fittings and clamps needed to install a SHURflo pump in a home. On the intake side, our last fitting
goes into a standard one inch poly underground piping. We also include a 1/2 inch threaded fitting to
begin the intake side. On the output side of the pump our last fitting goes to a standard 1/2 inch pipe
fitting. You must then go to your pressure tank etc. Installation instructions and diagrams are included.
$9
SHURflo strongly recommends the use of a filter screen
at the input of their diaphragm
pumps. If any foreign matter
should lodge itself under a
diaphragm lip, the resulting
loss of suction could severely damage the pump.
If you do not need the above installation kit,
please be sure to at least purchase this filter
screen.
922-002
Pump Head Kit
For 2088 SHURflo Pumps
$79
This pump head is usually
all that is needed to repair
any of the SHURflo pumps
we carry. If you’re really
remote, bring a spare along
with you. The pump head
includes the pressure switch
and check valve, as well as the entire diaphragm
section of the pump.
922-007
Upper Housing with
Pressure Switch
For 2088 SHURflo Pumps
$25
Diaphragm / Drive Kit
922-003 For SHURflo Pumps
$29.00
This kit can be used to
repair SHURflo Model
144, 145 or 534 type
pumps. It would be used
to replace a defective
diaphragm, if your pump head housing and pressure switch were still serviceable.
Float Switch
520-002 12,24,120 or 230V 13A
DC Pump Notes
When hooking up a DC
pump, which has relatively
lower suction capabilities
when compared with an AC
pump, you must take extra
care with the input suction
line. First, the suction line
cannot afford to have any
vacuum leaks. Any air getting into the suction line will
severely hamper the
pump’s operation. Second,
there should be no ups and
downs in the input pipe-line.
Any “hump” in this line is a
place where air can migrate
out of the water or otherwise collect, to form an
eventual vapor lock. This
can put a severe strain on
the pump, and cause the
pump to fail. If your pump
suddenly seems weak or
extra noisy, check your suction line for vapor lock or
vacuum leaks.
SHURflo 9300 DC
Submersible Pump
Installation
$59
This single pole single
throw float switch can be
used to turn a pump on or
off depending on the level of
liquid in your container. The
float is tethered to the side
of the tank and is activated
depending on the depth of liquid. Wiring and
mechanical installations are included.
Valve Kit for 9300 Submersible Pump
922-006 For SHURflo 9300 Pump
Used to repair 9300 pump.
$27.00
Same as above but without diaphragm drive.
Typically used to replace a defective pressure
switch.
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DC WATER PUMPING
Flowlight Booster Pump
The Flowlight Booster Pump provides city water pressure anywhere. It has been a standard in home renewable
energy systems since 1986. It is economical for domestic
water supply, drip irrigation and water purification.
A booster pump is far more cost effective
than an elevated tank, providing pressure
equivalent to over 100 feet of elevation.The
Flowlight booster pump can provide 3 to 5.5
gallons per minute at pressure as high as 65 psi
from shallow water sources.
This DC pump uses one third to one half the
energy of a conventional AC pump, and eliminates the
high starting surges that push inverters to the limit. It is
more powerful, quieter, and much more durable than plastic RV/ Marine pumps.
Wearing parts are replaceable, and typically last 5 to 10
years. Overall life expectancy is 15 to 20 years.
Flowlight's complete instruction manual and Easy installation kit make this pump simple for anyone to install and
service, with no previous experience.
920-012
920-024
920-007
920-005
920-006
920-003
920-001
920-002
Flowlight Booster Pump 12VDC
Flowlight Booster Pump 24VDC
Easy Installation Kit
10" In-Line Filter w/Cartridge
10" Filter Cartridges-2 Pack
Dry Run Switch
Booster Pump Replacement Head
Booster Pump Replacement Brushes
Please remember to specify voltage when
ordering a booster pump. They are available
in both 12 and 24 volts DC. A “low flow”
model is also available. This model should be
used when suction runs are difficult, such as
long horizontal runs or suction depths from
16 to 18 feet. Call for advice.
$711
$711
$118
$44
$19
$87
$326
$45pr
Standard Model 2920
Pressure - PSI
Flow Rate - GPM
Current Draw - Amps
@ 12 Volts
@ 24 Volts
Watt-Hrs per Gallon
30
4.5
13
6.5
0.6
40
4.5
15
7.5
0.67
50
4.6
65
4.1
16 22
8
11
0.75 1.10
Flowlight Booster Pump shown with InLine Filter and Easy Installation Kit
DEVELOPED SPRING
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EXCEL N.E.
904-001 Excel N.E.
Dimensions: H 31”, D 33”, W 22.5”
Now available in White or Bone
Sun-Mar Composting Toilets
$1595
The EXCEL N.E. was first introduced in 1981
and has proven itself capable of handling 5-7
people in weekend and vacation use or 2-3 in
residential use. Indeed the EXCEL N.E. long ago
established itself as the standard toilet for those
living "off the grid". It consists of a large volume
insulated bio-drum, a finishing drawer and an
evaporating chamber. The EXCEL N.E. has a 4"
vent (supplied with the unit) which is mounted at
the top rear. This vent acts like the chimney on a
woodstove to induce draft, and draw air in
through the intake holes, and in from around the
toilet seat. To get good air movement, the vent
should be erected as close to vertical as possible.
If the EXCEL N.E. is going to be used heavily,
or residentially, or is to be installed in a place
which is particularly subject to a downdraft, a
DC fan should be installed in the vent stack. The
fan draws 1.4 watts and can be used with a solar
panel (12v) and/or battery. A 1" drain is fitted to
the rear of the unit, and this should be connected
to an approved drain pit or similar facility.
This toilet works well if it is used as it is
designed to be used. The toilet should be at
indoor temperature to allow liquids to evaporate
up the 4" vent pipe, and to allow the bacteria to
be active and thus digest the waste. We used one
every day at New England Solar Electric when
we were without a septic system in our previous
location. Our composting toilet was cold for
most of the winter, but functioned well anyway.
We added an efficient DC fan to help evaporate
the liquid during the cold months.
Sun-Mars are made in Canada and shipped
freight pre-paid from Buffalo. Freight charges to
the northeast are usually in the $80-$100 range.
Allow 2-3 weeks for delivery
Vent Fan for Sun-Mar Toilets
904-012
12 Volt 1.4W Fan
$55
Used to increase capacity and evaporation on
EXCEL or CENTREX N.E. Recommended for
residential or heavy use. The fan comes mounted
in a piece of Sun-Mar 4” duct pipe and mounts
directly on top of the toilet. Consumes 1.4 watts
at 12 or 24 volts. Be sure to specify voltage.
CENTREX N.E.
904-002
904-009
904-010
Centrix 1000 N.E.
Continuous Use:
Weekend & Vacation Use
H 27.5”, D 26.25”, W 35.5”
N/A
4/6
Continuous Use:
Weekend & Vacation Use
H 27.5”, D 26.5”, W 48.75”
3/5
6/8
Continuous Use:
Weekend & Vacation Use
H 31.5”, D 26.5”, W 69.5”
5/7
8/10
Centrix 2000 N.E.
Centrix 3000 N.E.
$1595
$1795
$1995
The CENTREX N.E. is a non-electric central
composting toilet system. This type of system is
designed for those who prefer a flush toilet in the
bathroom, with the composting unit outside or in
the basement. This central composting unit is
normally within 20' of the toilet and is connected via a 3" plumbing pipe. Installation requires
hooking up the water supply to the low flush toilet, connecting the 3" waste piping to the composting unit, and assembling the vent stack
(included with the unit).
CENTREX N.E.’s are low profile units making
installations under buildings where height is
important much easier. Although distances of
over 20' between the low flush toilet and composting bio-drum are not normally recommended, central units have been successfully installed
up to 40' away from the toilet.
Sun-Mar Low Flush Toilets
904-003
904-004
Dry Toilet
SEALAND 510 Plus
$325
$350
The Sealand 510 Plus is 1-2 pint super low
flush toilets for use with the Centrex N.E. central
composting toilet system described above. The
510 Plus is a regular size toilet, and is made of
fine china for superior quality, hygiene and
cleanability. The Sealand 510 toilet come complete with seat assembly, pedestal cover, floor
seal and mounting bolt package. White Only.
Composting Aids
904-006
904-007
904-008
Compost Quick 16 oz.
$13
Combination toilet bowl cleaner
and compost accelerator.
Microbe Mix 18 oz.
$16
Dried aerobic microbes
and enzymes to initiate composting.
Compost Sure* 7 gal bag
Mixture coarse peat moss
and hemp bulking material.
$25
*Note: Exact shipping cost will be
charged on this item.
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DC FANS
Variable Speed Fan Control
Veri-Fan
5 Blade
Veri-Fan
4 Blade
Veri-Cyclone
Nextek Fanworks
Super Efficient DC Ceiling Fans
903-006
903-001
903-010
Vari-Fan 42" 4 and/or 5 Blades
Vari-Cyclone 60” 4 Blade Painted
Replacement Motor for either fan above
$179
$239
$89
Veri-Fan
The Vari-Fan comes with all the hardware that allows it to be mounted
close to the ceiling or hung from its 4" down rod (longer rods available—
see below).
Each Vari-Fan comes with 5 blades and blade arms leaving the choice up
to you whether to mount the fan with 4 or 5 blades. Each wooden fan blade
is reversible with a light oak finish on one side and a dark oak finish on the
reverse side—again allowing you to choose the finish that will go best with
your decor.
The Vari-Fan is a brand new fan (not a retrofit) made of light but very
durable ABS plastic, cast metal blade arms plated with a bright brass finish,
and balanced wood blades. A heavy duty permanent magnet motor—drawing only 0.4 amp at 12 or 0.8 amp 24 V DC powers each fan. The Vari-Fan
comes with all mounting hardware requiring only a screwdriver and pliers
for minor assembly and hanging.
The molded housing of the Vari-Fan comes with a matte black finish. It
will not dent or scratch easily, or be subject to corrosion in humid climates.
Painting instructions are included with each fan. Estimated time to prepare
and paint the Vari-Fan is one hour.
Veri-Cyclone
The Vari-Cyclone uses “Gossamer Wind” technology in the design of its
blades allowing the Veri-Cyclone to produce up to 40% more air flow than
the 5 blade Veri-Fan described above while using the same amount of energy. The motor and motor housing are the same for both fans. The VeriCyclone can be mounted close mount position or on a 16” down-rod included with the fan. This fan has four blades with spanned diameter of 60” and
is painted all white. Painting instructions are included as is all necessary
mounting hardware.
908-001
908-003
12V to 28V Speed Control
48V Version for RCH Fans
$79
$89
Recommended by Nextek
Fanworks for their ceiling fans,
this is very quiet, dependable
speed control. It will work
equally well on both 12V or
24V battery systems. On either
battery bank voltage it allows
the fan to run from 12V to 28V
DC. i.e it acts as a “voltage
doubler” on a 12V battery
bank and a speed control on a
24V battery bank. The control also incorporates
a reversing switch with a center "OFF" position
allowing easy duplication of an optimal speed
setting. This control is internally protected from wiring the
input with incorrect polarity. It
also features output short circuit protection. Each unit
comes complete and ready to
install with a mounting plate
for a single gang box.
A 48 VDC version is available for operating a the fan on
a 48V battery bank.
Box or Computer Fans
These fans are very popular for winter air circulation. They move 105 cubic feet of air per
minute. The outside dimensions are 4.75'' X
4.75''. You can mount them in the corner of a
doorway to circulate woodstove heat around the
house. The 24V fan uses .35 amps. and the 12V
fan uses .55 amps. We have 120V AC fans that
use 14 watts.
903-003
903-004
903-005
12V DC Fan
24V DC Fan
120V AC Fan
$23
$36
$23
Ceiling Fan Down-Rod Extensions
903-012
903-024
12" Length
24" Length
$12
$15
Bring ceiling fans lower for comfort and greater efficiency.
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LP GAS SPACE HEATERS
Direct Vent Room Heater Specifications:
LP Gas Space Heaters
Empire space heaters are high quality heaters
with a 10 year warranty on their combustion
chambers. They require no electricity. The thermostats are powered by a tiny electrical generating device that gets its energy from the pilot
light. This makes them ideal for an alternative
energy home. With proper placement in a home
you will need no backup furnace, which would
require electricity to run blowers or circulating
pumps. A 33,000 btu heater will heat about 1000
sq. ft. of well insulated space.
Empire heaters are AGA approved with all the
latest safety devices required on gas appliances.
All heater models must be shipped by freight
(except for the DV-210 and DV-215). This will
cost about $75 from New England down to
Virginia. These are in stock. Freight time is only
a few days.
MODEL
Cabinet Color
Btu Input
Dimensions WxDxH
Shipping Weight
Temperature Control
Accessories
Blower Kit
Vinyl Siding Vent Kit
Vent Extension Kit
Minimum Clearances
Top
Side
Wood Floor
Gas Inlet
Venting
Min Wall Depth
Max Wall Depth
Vent Opening in Wall
DV-210-SG
DV-215-SG
DV-25-SG
Beige & Tan
Beige & Tan
Beige & Tan
10,000
15,000
25,000
16.3”x9 4”x21.4” 20.2”x9.4”x24.9”” 37”x11.5”x27.8”
42 lbs UPS*
60 lbs UPS*
98 lbs Freight
Millivolt Thermostat with Positive Off
DV-35-SG
Beige & Tan
35,000
37”x11.5”x27.8”
101 lbs Freight
12”
1”
0”
1/2”
48”
6”
4”
1/2”
DVB-1 ($145) DVB-1
DRB-1 ($149)
DV-822 ($49) DV-822
DV-822
Fits Walls from 13” to 19” ($45)
DRB-1
DV-822
4 1/2”
13”
6.25” dia.
4 1/2”
13”
7.5” dia.
12”
1”
0”
1/2”
4 1/2”
13”
6.25” dia.
48”
6”
4”
1/2”
4 1/2”
13”
7.5” dia.
Catalog Number
932-210
932-215
932-025
932-035
Price
$589
$659
$819
$889
*UPS at your own risk. Otherwise a freight carrier must be used. Call for details.
Console Heaters
Standard console
heaters have an
enameled metal
front. Cool air enters
the bottom vents and
heated air comes out
the top vents.
Thermostatically
controlled. The flue
Model RH-50C vent exits vertically
or horizontally from
the rear. It is 4" or 5" depending on the model.
(Visual flame heaters that have a one piece glass
enclosure which allows you to see the flame as it
heats are also available. Call for details.)
DIRECT VENT HEATERS
These heaters are easy to install. They are
much like the standard console heaters, except
they mount on an outside wall where the flue
goes out the side of the building behind the
heater. The heaters are more expensive, but there
is no expense for flue pipe, or
any need for a roof exit or
chimney. They burn outside air
which is both more efficient and
causes less inside draught.
Model DV-210
New England Solar Electric, Inc.
Model DV-35
(RH-35 Similar but stands on floor)
Vent Outlets for
Console Room
Heaters
Console Flue Vented Room Heater Specifications:
MODEL
Cabinet Color
Btu Input
Dimensions WxDxH
Shipping Weight
Temperature Control
Accessories
Blower Kit
Metal Floor Pad
Minimum Clearances
Top
Side
Wood Floor
Gas Inlet
Flue Size
Catalog Number
Price
RH-25
Beige
25,000
37”x11.5”x26”
84 lbs Freight
DRB-1 ($149)
RH-425 ($59)
48”
6”
0”
1/2”
4”
930-025
$679
RH-35
RH-50C
Beige
Beige
35,000
50,000
37”x11.5”x26” 34”x16”x29 6”
88 lbs Freight 124 lbs Freight
Hydraulic Thermostat
RH-65C
Beige
65,000
34”x16”x29 6”
142 lbs Freight
48”
6”
0”
1/2”
4”
55”
6”
0”
1/2”
5”
DRB-1
RH-425
FRB-3 ($129)
RH-425
FRB-3
RH-425
930-035
$739
931-050
$759
931-065
$869
Call Toll Free: (800) 914-4131
55”
6”
0”
1/2”
5”
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CRYSTAL COLD GAS REFRIGERATORS and FREEZERS
Now there are larger gas refrigerators and freezers available. These propane refrigerators and freezers are built by Amish craftsmen
for the Amish community and others in need of quality refrigeration. These dependable heavy duty units are the largest made in the
USA. We have been getting excellent feed-back on Crystal Cold refrigerators from our customers. Now they offer freezers as well as
refrigerators. Also available: 17 & 21 Ft3 refrigerator only and 18 & 22 Ft3 freezer only. Please call for details.
CC11
CRYSTAL COLD SPECIFICATIONS AND PRICES
Model:
Type:
Size
Total (cu/ft):
Fridge Interior H”xW”xD”:
Freezer Interior H”xW”xD”r:
Operation:
LP Gas Use
Gal per Week:
CGA/AGA Approved:
Features:
Reversible Doors
Batt Interior Light
Front Push-Button Ignitor:
Flame Indicator
Color:
Castors:
Dimensions:
H”xW”xD”
Shipping Weight (lbs):
Warranty
Free on Cooling Unit:
Item No:
Price:
CC11
Refrigerator/
Freezer
CC18
Refrigerator/
Freezer
CC18SS
Refrigerator/
Freezer
CC19-R/F
Refrigerator/
Freezer
CC21R/F
Refrigerator
Freezer
BF15F
Freezer/
Upright
11
36.25x19.5x20.25
13.5x18.25x20.25
Propane
15
33.5x24x24.5
14x22x24
Propane
18
38.5x24.5x24.5
14x22x24
Propane
18
38.5x24x24
14x22x24
Propane
19
39.5x25.75x25
14x23.75x24.5
Propane
21
39.5x25.75x26.5
16.75x23.75x26
Propane
15
n/a
46x23x23.75
Propane
2
2
2.5
2.5
2.5
2.5
4.2
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
White Only
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
White, Bisque
Specify L or R
Yes
Yes
Yes
White, Bisque
Specify L or R
Yes
Yes
Yes
Stainless Steel
w/Black Cabinet
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
White, Bisque
& SS
Yes
Specify L or R
Yes
Yes
Yes
White, Bisque
& SS
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
White Only
63x23.63x30
269
63.5x28.5x34.5 65.5x28.5x34.5
298
324
65.5x28.5x34.5
324
66x30x36
270
69.5x30x37
325
60x42x28.5
324
3 yr
3 yr
3 yr
3 yr
3 yr
3 yr
3 yr
$200
$225
$225
$175
$225
$225
No
No
Yes
900-011
$1649
Approx. Freight to NE:
$175
(Please call for freight quote.)
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CC15
Refrigerator/
freezer
BF15F
CC18
CC15
Yes
900-015
$1875
No
Yes
900-018
$1999
Call Toll Free: (800) 914-4131
No
900-018S
$2125
No
No
No
No
900-019
900-021
900-015F
$2125 ($2189 SS) $2249 ($2299 SS) $2399
New England Solar Electric, Inc.
GAS REFRIGERATORS and LAMPS
Falks Gas Lamp
LP Gas Refrigerator
900-400
Model RGE-400 $1299
Tropical climate cooling.
Piezo-spark starter.
Front access controls.
Thermo-electric safety valve
American Gas Association
Approved
SPECIFICATIONS
Total volume:
7.5 cu.ft.
Freezer volume: 1.5 cu.ft.
Weight:
167 lb.
Shipping weight: 183 lb.
Fuel:
LP Gas
Approximate fuel consumption
per week:
7 lbs (2 gal)
Color:
White or Bisque
Hinges:
On the right (Can be switched to left)
Dimensions:
61.5”H x 23.25”W x 26”D
Warranty:
1 year (Extended Warranty Available from
Servel)
The Dometic Model RGE-400 is one of the most efficient gas
refrigerators available. It runs on propane and needs no other
power whatsoever. Dometic sells this refrigerator under the
Servel name (They bought the rights to the old name, but the
refrigerator is quite different.) The RGE-400 is manufactured in
Sweden and imported to the USA. It is available in white and
bisque.
We sell over 70 Dometics each year. We get many thank you
notes on this unit because it is lighter and more compact than the
old Servels (pre-1963) and it uses about one quarter the gas. It
will cool in the hottest of climates. The freezer section has a separate door and is a true deep freezer even in the hottest summer
weather. You can freeze and keep vegetables from the garden or
fish or meat from the woods or the supermarket. Since gas freezers are expensive, most customers who need more freezer space just buy a second Dometic.
The Dometic requires no venting. Its small efficient flame is an
incredible improvement over the old Servels. All controls are on
the front of the unit as they should be.
The Dometic is shipped freight pre-paid to you from Ohio
(about $125-$150 in New England). Once in a while the shipping
will be an additional $25 in the case where the long distance
freight company has to transfer the refrigerator to a local freight
company. Delivery usually takes about a week to 10 days from
time of order. The RGE-400 is almost always in stock, but if you
have a critical delivery time call well in advance of desired
delivery date especially in the Spring.
New England Solar Electric, Inc.
909-002
Single for Wall Mount
$99
909-005
Double Wall Fixture
(Includes Two Lamps)
$179
909-004
909-003
909-011
Double Ceiling Fixture
(Includes Two Lamps)
Replacement Mantles, each
Replacement Glass Globes
$199
$8
$15
We would
rather see you
use a PV system and efficient DC or
AC lighting.
However, we
still have
many customers who need gas lights for a backup lighting
system. Falks gas lamps are made in Canada and
are quite a refinement over the Humphrey lamps.
They have gold trim with a white and clear
globe. The lamp includes a reflector (not shown
in the picture below). It can be plumbed both
outside and inside the wall. All needed gas pipe
adapters are included.The lamp extends 10” from
the wall, is 6” wide and 7 1/2” high.
Humphrey Gas Light
909-001
909-009
909-003
909-010
909-011
Specify Color. See Below
$79
6 or more, each
$69
Chrome or Brass
$109
Replacement Mantles, each $8
Opalite Pendant
$49
Hang 1 to 3 Lights from Ceiling
Replacement Glass Globes $15
The original gas
lamp is now back. The
Humphrey has been
acquired by yet another company and are
available once again.
We have Pebble Gray,
Almond and Walnut in
stock. Other colors are
available.
Call Toll Free: (800) 914-4131
67
DC REFRIGERATORS AND FREEZERS
Physical and Electrical Specifications
DCR50
DCF50
DCR165 DCF165 DCR225
Model:
DC Refrigerators and Freezers
900-050R
900-050F
900-165R
900-225R
900-165F
900-225F
Fridge DCR50 1.8 ft3
Freezer DCF50 1.8 ft3
Fridge DCR165 5.8 ft3
Fridge DCR225R 8.1ft3
Freezer DCF165 5.8 ft3
Freezer DCF225 8.1ft3
$699
$699
$1149
$1249
$1149
$1249
SunDanzer makes highly efficient DC refrigerators and freezers that have exceptionally low
energy consumption requiring smaller, less expensive power systems.
High quality construction provides
excellent reliability and long life.
Super-insulated cabinets feature 4
1/3” of polyurethane insulation with
powder-coated galvanized steel
exterior and aluminum interior. A
zero maintenance, brushless, thermostatically controlled DC compressor operates on 12 or 24 VDC.
The unit automatically senses and
operates on the supplied voltage. A
patented low-frost system reduces
frost and moisture build-up for low
maintenance. These chest-style
refrigerators and freezers are easy to
clean using the drain hole at the bottom of the unit.
Low energy consumption is the key that allows
SunDanzer refrigerators and freezers to be cost
effectively powered from solar, wind or batteries.
This technology allows electric refrigeration in
remote locations where it was previously unavailable or prohibitively expensive.
SunDanzers are shipped freight pre-paid to a
business from El Paso, TX (about $150-$200 to
New England). If you
want home delivery add
$25 to $35 to the freight
cost. Delivery usually
takes about a week to 10
days from time of order.
Sundanzers are almost
always in stock, but if
you have a critical delivery time call well in
advance of desired delivery date especially in the
DCR or DCF50
Spring.
68
Refrigerator Freezer
1.8 ft3
1.8 ft3
Capacity:
Input Voltage:
Power (typical-max)
----Fuse:
12V
----24V
----Ambient Temp. Range:
Refrig. Temp. Range:
Freezer Temp. Range:
Dimensions:
26.5”w x 23”d x 30.5”h
Weight:
75 lbs
DCR or DCF 225
15 amp
7.5 amp
10o to 109o F
30o to 48oF
0o to 23oF
36.8”w x 26.2”d x 34.5”h 46.9”w x 26.2”d x 34.5”h
120 lbs
140 lbs
Features:
l 12 or 24 VDC with low voltage disconnect
for battery protection (120 VAC power supply
available)
l Automatic voltage selection
l Environmentally friendly CFC-free
refrigerant (R-134a)
l Rugged scratch resistant galvanized steel
exterior
l Easy to clean aluminum interior
l Patented low-frost system
l Automatic control with adjustable thermostat
l Baskets for food organization
Daily Energy Consumption
(No door openings, refrigerator 38oF, freezer +10oF)
Ambient temperature
70oF
90oF
Refrigerator DCR50
114 watt-hrs
Freezer DCF50
280 watt-hrs
Refrigerator DCR165
77 watt-hrs
168 watt-hrs
Refrigerator DCR225
90 watt-hrs
198 watt-hrs
Freezer DCF165
272 watt-hrs
441 watt-hrs
Freezer DCF225
360 watt-hrs
532 watt-hrs
Call Toll Free: (800) 914-4131
DCF225
Refrigerator Freezer
Refrigerator Freezer
5.8 ft3
5.8 ft3
8 ft3
8 ft3
10 VDC to 31 VDC
40 watts - 80 watts
110oF
348 watt-hrs
393 watt-hrs
766 watt-hrs
817 watt-hrs
New England Solar Electric, Inc.
Gas Ranges
Peerless-Premier Gas Ranges
906-001
Please Select Model from Below
Peerless now offers two specific types of gas
ranges specifically for off-grid or otherwise alternative energy homes. The “T” models have a
fully electronic 110V ignition system which
allows both the top burners and the oven to be lit
with a match if the power is off. The “B” models
utilizes 8 “AA” batteries for spark ignition.
Neither type utilizes a glow bar which requires a
lot of electrical energy to
operate. For the “T” models, if your inverter is
“on”, just turn on the
oven or top burner and it
lights automatically, using
very little power. If your
inverter is in stand-by,
simply start the top burners or oven with a match
P36T148BP
or barbecue lighter. Or
turn on a light and then turn your range on. The
“B” battery spark models require no electrical
power. This is one of the very few brands that
allow you to use the oven without electricity.
There are 12 different battery spark models and
12 different thermocouple system models available (including 5 Pro-Series models). Available
colors are white, biscuit or black. They are
shipped freight prepaid from the factory in
Illinois. Freight charges are $150 to a business
address or $200 to a home address.
The best part is that Peerless ranges have an
excellent reputation for very high quality. They
come with a lifetime warranty on top burners
and have many standard quality features:
l Recessed Porcelain Cooktop
l Universal Valves (easily convert to LP gas)
l Push-to-Turn, Blade Type, Burner Knobs
l Keep Warm 150o Thermostat
l Permanent Markings On Control Panel Inlay
l A Full 25” Oven in 30” & 36” Ranges
l Oven Indicator Light on 30”
l Lift-Off oven Door
l Closed Door Variable Broil
l Color Co-ordinated Door Handles
l Silicone Oven Door Seals
l Oven Fully Insulated-Blanket Type
l Roll Out Drop Door Broiler
l Porcelain Smokeless Broiler Pan and Tray
l Four Leg Levelers
Peerless-Premier Gas Ranges for Aternative Energy Customers
Colors: OP=all white; WP=white w/black trim; TP=biscuit w/black trim; BP=all black; SS=stainless steel w/black trim
Burners: Selected models (**) have one 14,000btu power burner, two 8100btu high efficiency and one 600-5000btu
simmer top burner on LP gas. Oven 17,000btu on LP gas. (***-add 1-8100btu and 1-11,000btu burner)
Oven Dimensions: 24” models–19”Wx15”Hx18”D; 30”and 36” models–25”Wx15”Hx18”D
Dimensions: All models 36”H (not including back-splash) x 26”D
Size Color
Burners
Door
Backguard
Features
Price
“B” Models (8 AA Battery Ignition)
BAK100
20” OP/TP/BP
4-9100btu
Std
4”
OP $599; TP/BP $539
BCK100
24” OP/TP/BP
4-9100btu
Std
4”
OP $599; TP/BP $609
BFK100
30” OP/TP/BP
4-9100btu
Std
4”
OP $549; TP/BP $569
BFK5S9
30” WP/TP/BP
5-9100btu
Window 10”
Griddle w/Cover
WP $719; TP/BP $729
BLK100
36” OP/TP/BP
4-9100btu
Std
4”
OP $689; TP/BP $699
BLK5S9
36” WP/TP/BP
5-9100btu
Window 10”
Griddle w/Cover
WP $859; TP/BP $869
Thermocouple Models (120VAC Spark Ignition)
TJK240OP
24” OP
4-9100btu
Window 10”w/Clock
$849
TJK340BP
24” BP
** Sealed
Window 10”w/Clock
$879
TMK240OP
30” OP
** Sealed
Window 10”w/Clock
$749
TMK340BP
30” BP
** Sealed
Window 10”w/Clock
$759
TFK249WP
30” WP
5-9100btu
Window 10”w/Clock
Griddle w/Cover
$799
TLK240WP
36” WP
4-9100btu
Window 10”w/Clock
$829
TLK849BP
36” BP
5-9100btu
Window 10”w/Clock
Griddle w/Cover
$959
ProlSeries (120VAC Spark Ignition)
P24T3202P
24” SS-B
4-** Sealed
Window 10” SS
Continuous Top Grates
$1349
P30T3102P
30” SS-B
4-** Sealed
Window 1 1/2” SS
Continuous Top Grates
$1349
P30T3202P
30” SS-B
4-** Sealed
Window 10” SS
Continuous Top Grates
$1349
P36T3282P
36” SS-B
6-*** Sealed
Window 10” SS
Continuous Top Grates
$2029
P36T148BP
36” SS-B
6-*** Sealed
Std
10”w/Clock
Continuous Top Grates
$1569
New England Solar Electric, Inc.
Call Toll Free: (800) 914-4131
TJK-240OP
TMK-240OP
TMK-249WP
BLK-100WP
P30T3202P
69
DC LIGHTING
Montana Light
DC Lighting Fixtures
All of the fixtures and custom designed ballasts and
sockets listed on pages 70
to 72 are manufactured by
Montana Light. They have
been designing and manufacturing DC lighting for at
least 20 years. It was a
great step forward when
we started to offer
Montana Light equipment
over what was then available. These fixtures start
instantly and without the
annoying flicker the old style
fixtures exhibited. Many of
their ballasts power different size bulbs while remaining at least 95% efficient
for each size. This is a real
convenience for those of
you who might change your
mind about what size light is
needed in any given space.
We have had great success
with this lighting equipment.
If you want to use DC lighting, these are excellent fixtures to use.
Lamp Notes
When a bulb is showing
signs of hard starting it
needs to be replaced. If you
notice black areas around
the base, or a violet glow at
the base of the glass for
more than a few seconds
while starting, its time to
replace the bulb.
Ballast and socket damage at end of bulb life can
be prevented by installing a
small fuse at the fixture. We
now include a 2 amp auto
blade fuse and holder with
all our ceiling fixtures. See
our DC fuses on page 55.
All products from
Montana Light have a one
year limited warranty. See
page 72 for installation
information and other tips
for using DC compact fluorescent lights.
70
12 Volt and 24 Volt
DC Compact Fluorescent Bulbs
S/E Fixtures
831-505
831-507
831-509
831-513
T/E fixtures are similar to the S/E
fixtures. They consist of an electronic DC ballast and a replaceable
compact fluorescent bulb. The ballast is fitted with a standard screw
base and can be used in lamps or
fixtures powered by 12 or 24 volts
DC. They start instantly every
time. They will also function to at
least 0oF. However low voltage
(under 12V or 24V) and/or frequent on-off cycles will
See Full Size Chart on page 79
These fixtures consist of an electronic DC ballast and a replaceable
compact fluorescent bulb. S/E
stands for “Single Loop/Electronic”
which means the bulb has one
loop and is made to work with an
electronic ballast. The ballast is
fitted with a standard screw base
and can be used in lamps or fixtures powered by 12 or 24 volts
DC. They start instantly every
time. They will also function to at
least 0oF. However low voltage
(under 12V or 24V) and/or frequent on-off cycles will shorten
their life. The bulb has a
rated life of 10,000
hours. The ballast should last 45,000
hours.The S/E bulb comes
in 5, 7, 9 and 13
watt sizes. The
same ballast is
used for all four
bulb wattages, so
bulbs can be interchanged in the
future.
831-405
831-407
831-409
831-413
T/E and D/E Fixtures
S/E Ballast/Bulb 5w 12v
S/E Ballast/Bulb 7w 12v
S/E Ballast/Bulb 9w 12v
S/E Ballast/Bulb 13w 12v
S/E Ballast/Bulb 5w 24v
S/E Ballast/Bulb 7w 24v
S/E Ballast/Bulb 9w 24v
S/E Ballast/Bulb 13w 24v
S/E Replacement Tubes
$27
$27
$27
$27
$7.00
See Page 75
for Full Size
Outlines
Call Toll Free: (800) 914-4131
830-013
830-018
830-213
830-218
T/E Ballast/Bulb 13w 12v
T/E Ballast/Bulb 18w 12v
804-313
804-318
$28
$29
T/E Ballast/Bulb 13w 24v
T/E Ballast/Bulb 18w 24v
T/E Replacement Tubes
T/E Bulb 13 Watts
T/E Bulb 18 Watts
$28
$29
$8.00
$10.00
Similar in use as the S/E listed on left.
$26
$26
$26
$26
These tubes can be used either as replacement
tubes for our DC compact fluorescent bulbs or
for use in your own fixtures using the S/E sockets listed below and ballasts listed on page 78.
804-105,107,109,113 5, 7, 9 or 13 watts
shorten their life.
The bulb has a
rated life of 10,000
hours. The ballast
should last 45,000
hours.
T/E 13W
T/E 18W
Compact Fluorescent Tube Sockets
These tube sockets can be used to make your
own compact fluorescent fixtures using the tubes
and ballasts listed in this catalog. An existing
fixture could be
retrofitted or a
new one
designed. The
ballast can be
mounted at a distance from the socket and out of sight from the
tube.
832-001
832-002
832-004
S/E Socket 5, 7, 9 or 13 watt
T/E Socket 13 watt
T/E Socket 18 watt
$4
$4
$4
New England Solar Electric, Inc.
12 Volt and 24 Volt Integrated
DC Compact Fluorescent Bulbs
Montana Light has a line of
integrated compact fluorescent bulbs. Integrated means
that the tubes are nonreplaceable. The advantages
of this arrangement are smaller and less expensive bulbs.
We currently stock the T/E
versions in 2700oK bulbs
both in 12 and 24 VDC. See
pg 80 for Full Size Outlines.
23W T/E
834-1213 T/E Integrated Bulb 12V 13W
834-1218 T/E Integrated Bulb 12V 18W
834-1223 T/E Integrated Bulb 12V 23W
834-2413 T/E Integrated Bulb 24V 13W
834-2418 T/E Integrated Bulb 24V 18W
834-2423 T/E Integrated Bulb 24V 23W
Very High Efficiency
12 and 24 Volt LED Lights
18W T/E
COMPACT FLUORESCENT and LED
Under Cabinet LED Lights
13W T/E
$25
$27
$27
840-101
840-102
LED Light, 6 LEDS, 12/24V
(12V-40mA-0.5W 24V-50mA-1.2W)
LED Light 12 LEDS, 12V
(100mA-about 1.2W)
LED Light 12 LEDS, 24V
(90mA-about 2W)
High Efficiency, High Brightness
12V LED Lights
$16
$29
$29
This LED light consists of just three LEDs, but
makes more than four times the light of the six
LED light and has an expected life of over
100,000 hours. This LED lamp has a wide dispersion angle,
allowing it to actually light up an area rather than just a small
spot. It requires positive voltage at its center pin and negative
voltage at the threads. Dimensions: 2” dia., 2-1/2” long (including Edison base).
840-106
LED Light 3 LEDs 12V Soft White
(330mA-about 4W)
New England Solar Electric, Inc.
840-107
840-108
840-110
Mini-Lux Under-Cabinet Fixture
Mighty-Lux Under-Cabinet Fixture
Mighty-Lux w/ Switch
DC Coilight Compact Fluorescents
$25
$25
$25
LED stands for “light emitting diode”
Consisting of six ultra high output LEDs, this
light produces an unbelievable amount of light
for the power it uses. The light is ideal for reading or for a work
light at close distances. The LED light requires positive voltage
at its center pin and negative voltage at the threads. Dimensions:
2” dia., 2-1/2” long (including Edison base).
840-100
High efficiency, high brightness LEDs are
mounted in thin metal enclosures for under-counter
use. This is the perfect use for LED lighting as the
LEDs deliver a lot of light in a small space. The
smaller fixture (3”x2”x1/2”) draws about 200mA at 12VDC
(about 2.5W). The larger fixture
(6”x2”x1/2”), with more heat dissipating
ability, draws 350mA at 12VDC (about
4W) and produces considerably more light.
$39
$29
$36
$43
This a new line of integrated compact
fluorescents by Montana Light. Integrated
means that the bulb is not replaceable. The
advantage of these lights is that they are
somewhat smaller than the integrated compact fluorescents listed above. They are
available in both 12 and 24 VDC. The color temperature is the same as
all our other compact fluorescents: 27K 0K (soft white).
Size: 5 3/4” Long by 2 1/4” Dia. (13 watt bulb)
835-1213 Coilight Integrated Bulb 12V 13W
$21
835-2413 Coilight Integrated Bulb 24V 13W
$22
Globe Ceiling
Fixture
This “Globe” type enclosure houses a 13W T/E tube
in a 5” diameter base fitted
with a 6” frosted white glass
globe. The ballast is mounted
in the base.
840-005
840-006
12V 13W
24V 13W
$49
$49
Under Cabinet Fixtures
The “Under Cabinet” fixture is available in 15 watt, 12 or 24
volt versions. It has a squared off front diffuser edge. A rocker
switch can be added for $5. Dimensions: 18" long, 4.5" deep, 2"
thick
840-017
840-018
Squared Edge 15W 12V
Squared Edge 15W 24V
Call Toll Free: (800) 914-4131
$39
$39
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DC COMPACT FLUORESCENT LIGHT FIXTURES
DC Compact Fluorescent
Fixture and Ballast
Installation Notes
Following are a few tips
for achieving the longest
bulb and ballast life:
Low Voltage
The number one problem
a DC ballast has is low voltage. A 12 volt DC ballast
may require up to 10 times
the operating current to
start the lamp. If the wire is
too small or the voltage is
too low, the lamp will not be
able to get the necessary
current to start and then a
low voltage condition will
exist. The lamp will work fine
for a while but will soon
start showing signs of failure.
If the lamp fails to start
instantly it will place a high
current load on the ballast.
If this load remains too
long it can over heat the
ballast and cause premature ballast failure.
End of Lamp Life
When a bulb is showing
signs of hard starting it
needs to be replaced. If you
notice black areas around
the base, or a violet glow at
the base of the glass for
more than a few seconds
while starting, its time to
replace the bulb.
DC Ceiling Fixtures
Our ceiling fixtures are ideal wherever decorative and energy efficient lighting is needed: bath,
kitchen, hallway, etc. They have a low profile
lens suitable for either ceiling or wall mount.
The high impact white acrylic lens delivers a
pleasing shadow-free light. We now stock all
combinations of these ceiling lights for immediate delivery.
Our basic ceiling fixture houses one S/E bulb
with its associated ballast. It can have either a
“Drum” or “Mushroom” type cover. The included ballast can efficiently power any of the four
S/E bulb sizes: 5W, 7W, 9W or 13W. Please
specify which size you would prefer.
The second version of this ceiling fixture features two S/E bulbs and ballasts for twice as
much light. Again, the included ballasts can efficiently power either a 5W, 7W, 9W or 13W tube:
two tubes per fixture in any combination. With
the proper switching arrangement, this fixture
can produce two levels of light.
Both fixtures come in either 12 volt or 24 volt
versions as specified by part number. A 120 volt
version of this fixture is also available.
Bulb life is 10,000 hours; ballast life is 45,000
hours. They come with a one year guarantee, but
must be used as directed in the enclosed operating instructions. (See side bar.)
A pull chain can be added to any fixture for $5.
Dimensions: 11" diameter; 3" deep.
840-352
12 Volt Single Bulb Fixture
$52
12 Volt Double Bulb Fixture
$68
Fluorescent bulbs do not
like to be turned on and off
frequently in a short
amount of time. The
10,000 hour life rating is
based on a minimum of
three hours on time. If the
bulb is on for shorter periods of time, its life will be
reduced. Areas where lights
are on for only a few minutes will use up bulbs much
faster than when they are
used for a longer period of
time. We recommend using
quartz halogen or even
incandescent bulbs where
lights are being constantly
turned on and off.
840-354
Mushroom or Drum Cover; 5,7,9 or 13W Bulb
840-404
Mushroom or Drum Cover; Specify bulb sizes.
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840-402
24 Volt Single Bulb Fixture
Mushroom or Drum Cover; 5,7,9 or 13W Bulb
24 Volt Double Bulb Fixture
Mushroom or Drum Cover; Specify bulb sizes.
$52
$68
Montana Light DC Ballasts
Light It Technology of Montana specializes in
every type of DC lighting. Most of our DC fixtures are made by them. Now they have come
out with their own line of DC ballasts. These
ballasts were designed to operate with the new
S/E and T/E electronic tubes. All LIT ballasts
start instantly with no flicker and operate at high
frequency without noise or radio interference. All
LIT ballasts have a one year warranty. These ballasts should last for 45,000 hours.
Low Wattage Ballasts
These ballasts now
power 5 through 13
watt tubes. They only
draw the current necessary to power each
wattage. In other
words they are about 98% efficient across their
operating range.
Dimensions: Length 2",Width 1 7/8",Height 1"
854-1213 12V, 5W-13W, S/E & T/E
854-2413 24V, 5W-13W, S/E & T/E
High Wattage Ballasts
$25
$25
The high wattage
ballasts will now
power 18 to 40
watt tubes and 18
and 26 watt bulbs.
Efficiency for all
wattages is 98%.
Dimensions: Length 3",Width 1 3/4",Height 1 1/4"
854-1240 12V, 18W-40W Tubes
854-2440 24V, 18W-40W Tubes
$39
$39
New England Solar Electric, Inc.
Thin-Lite DC LED Fixtures
812-134
Thin-Lite has come out with a new line of DC
LED fixtures. These are the nicest LED fixtures
we’ve seen so far. The color rating is neutral
white (4000K) and the color rendering index,
CRI, is 80. They all work on 8 to 30 VDC, and
have two switchable output light levels, 30% and
100%. All fixtures have built-in switches which
determine the output level as well as on/off. You
can set the switch to the level you want and then
control the fixture with a wall switch. And best
of all, these fixtures deliver a pleasing light output, unlike much of the LED lighting available
today. LED life is rated at 100,000 hours and
they all have a three year warranty. These fixtures cost more than their old fluorescent equivalents, but they will be much less expensive in the
long run, if for nothing but their power saving
characteristics alone. Needless to say, no more
replacing tube and no more flicker.
811-109
LED109CP 400/1600 lumens
8-30 VDC; 2.88/9.6 Watts
9.5" Dia.x 1.75"Deep 48 LED’s
(Similar to the old 108’s)
$69
Thin-Lite DC LIGHTING
LED134WP 720/2400 lumens
8-30 VDC; 4.32/14.4 Watts
18" x 5.375" x 1.75'' 72 LED’s
(Similar to the old 186’s, but thinner)
$89
LED134WP
812-1913 LED1913BKP 240/800 lumens
$49
8-30 VDC; 1.44/4.8 Watts
13.25" x 2.5'' x 2.5''24 LED’s
(Similar to the old 191’s)
LED1913BKP
812-1918 LED1918BKP 315/1050 lumens
$65
8-30 VDC; 2.16/7.2 Watts
18.25" x 2.5" x 2.5'' 36 LED’s
(Similar to the old 193’s)
LED1918BKP
812-1923 LED1923BKP 480/1600 lumens
$75
8-30 VDC; 2.88/9.6 Watts
23.25" x 2.5'' x 2.5'' 48 LED’s
LED109CP
LED1923BLKP
811-612
LED612P 480/1600 lumens
8-30 VDC; 2.88/9.6 Watts
15" x 5.53" x 1.57'' 48LED’s
$75
LED616P 720/2400 lumens
8-30 VDC; 4.32/14.4 Watts
20.625" x 5.53'' x 1.57'' 72 LED’s
$95
LED616P
811-130
LED130WP 480/1600 lumens
8-30 VDC; 2.88/9.6 Watts
12'' x 5.375'' x 1.75" 48 LED’s
(Similar to the old 182’s, but thinner)
LED130WP
New England Solar Electric, Inc.
190/290 Series Tube
Thin-Lite 182/282
F18PL
819-182
$16
Thin-Lite 186/286
F39BX
819-186
$22
The 180/280 series
tubes are the “PL” single
loop type bulb, which are
not readily available. Their
color temperature tends
towards “daylight”. These
bulbs are expensive, but
very long lasting. Though
we’ve been selling the
180/280 series Thinlite
for over 15 years, we sell
very few replacement tubes.
180/280 Series Tube
LED612P
811-616
Replacement Bulbs
For those that need them,
we still carry replacement
tubes for the older style
Thin-lite fixtures.
Thin-Lite 191/291
CF8T5/CW
819-191
$5
Thin-Lite 193/293
CF15T8/CW
819-193
$5
The F8 and F15 tubes
are “regular” fluorescent
tubes, with a cool white
color temperature.
$69
Thin-Lite Replacement Ballasts
For those that need them, we still carry
replacement ballasts for the older style Thin-lite
fixtures. You can also use these ballasts to convert AC fluorescents to DC. Other DC ballasts
can be found on the previous page. Dimensions:
5-1/2” long, 1-1/4” wide, 7/8” high.
850-015
850-020
850-030
850-040
851-015
851-020
851-030
851-040
15W 12V Ballast
22W 12V Ballast
30W 12V Ballast
40W 12V Ballast
15W 24V Ballast
20W 24V Ballast
30W 24V Ballast
40W 24V Ballast
$24
$25
$25
$30
Replacement Lenses
In case you should damage the plastic covers on
your ThinLite fixtures.
Thin-Lite191/291
818-191
$8
Thin-Lite 193/293
818-193
$10
Thin-Lite 182/282
818-182
$8
Thin-Lite 186/286
818-186
$15
$40
$40
$40
$46
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DC LIGHTING
MR-16 Quartz Halogen Floodlight
MR-16's are floodlights, 2" in
QH MR-16 Bulb
diameter. They produce at least
50% more light than the same
wattage DC incandescent. They
deliver such bright directed
light, we actually use them in
mountain bike headlights for night riding in the
woods! One light hanging above a table, or one
light in a reading lamp are good applications.
These lights have bi-pin bases. You can solder
MR-16 Adapter
onto the pins, but we recommend buying the
adapter to convert to a standard screw base.
802-003
802-004
802-009
MR-16 Bulb 12V 20 watt
MR-16 Bulb 12V 35 watt
Screw Base Adapter
$3.00
$3.00
$6.00
LED MR-16 Bulb
MR-16 LED floodlights
are 2" in diameter, the
same physical size as the
QH type. However, they
produce the same amount
of light while using only
4 watts, rather than 20
watts. The ones we offer are warm white
(3200K), a very pleasing light especially for
LED’s. They have a 60 degree dispersion pattern
and the same bi-pin bases as the QH type. Even
though they operate on 12 VDC, the pins are not
polarized: they can be inserted into the adapter
either way. The best part is that their expected
life is over 100,000 hours. Use the same screw
base adapter as the “regular” MR-16’s.
802-008
802-009
CO-PILOT LAMP
802-001
802-002
802-007
MR-16 LED Floodlight
MR-16 LED 12V 4 watt
Screw Base Adapter
$9.00
$6.00
20" long 12V 5 watt
$45
5W 12V Replacement Bulb $8
10W 12V Replacement Bulb $11
This is an automotive map light which makes
an excellent reading or task light. It features a
12V DC 5 watt Halogen lamp, with a 20'' flexible neck and a mounting bracket with screws.
Very good for reading in bed.
LED MR-16 Bulb in MR-16 Adapter
DC Incandescent Light Bulbs
With standard screw base
These DC bulbs give you about the same light
for the same wattage as conventional 120V AC
incandescent light bulbs. They will work in conventional lamps and light fixtures, as long as any
switch used is a clicking type switch, not a silent
mercury switch. Because of their inefficiency,
they should be used only where light is needed
for a short period of time (a closet or hallway).
Don't use these for reading lights.
820-025
820-050
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12 volt 25 watt 275 lumens
12 volt 50 watt 790 lumens
$4.25
$4.00
Call Toll Free: (800) 914-4131
New England Solar Electric, Inc.
DC Compact Fluorescents
Full Size Charts
(Fixtures on page 70 & 71)
Integrated T/E
Compact
Fluorescents
New England Solar Electric, Inc.
Separate T/E
Compact
Fluorescents
Call Toll Free: (800) 914-4131
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TERMS AND CONDITIONS
New England Solar
Electric Inc. is NOT A STORE
FRONT. Please make an
appointment for consultation or pick-up of goods. We
will spend up to two free
hours of consultation with
you for your PV system
design, by appointment,
here. Additional consultation time is $35 per hour.
l PRICES AND SPECIFICATIONS MAY CHANGE
WITHOUT NOTICE.
l WE WILL
MATCH OR BEAT
MOST ANY SALE
PRICE ON ANY PV
MODULE, TRACE
INVERTER, SERVEL
REFRIGERATOR,
TROJAN BATTERY
OR ANY OTHER
PRODUCT WE SELL.
WE STOCK MOST OF
THE ITEMS IN THIS CATALOG. WE HAVE BUILT OUR
BUSINESS ON PROMPT
SHIPMENT OF ORDERS.
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This catalog is designed to be concise and
inexpensive to print. This keeps our costs down,
which allows us to give you the best pricing.
There is a lot of information in a small space.
Additional information is best obtained by calling New England Solar Electric Inc. We have the
information that will help you balance different
components to eliminate mistakes and trade-ins.
We can also tell you which components are more
efficient and will run which appliances.
This catalog is constantly updated with new
equipment and prices. Unfortunately, specifications and prices may change without any notice.
If you see a price reduction in another catalog, or
a new model listed, please call us. We will probably have the change.
Due to variability of local conditions, materials, site, loads, and installation, New England
Solar Electric does not guarantee the output or
performance of a solar electric system. The original manufacturer of each component in a system
or in this catalog may provide limited warranties
of performance specifications of its product.
New England Solar Electric Inc. makes no representations, warranties, or guarantees, expressed
or implied, unless set forth in writing executed
by us, and you may only rely on the original
manufacturer's limited warranty, if any.
Solar electricity is much more expensive than
public utility service. The size solar electric system sold by New England Solar Electric Inc.
cannot be expected to power a conventional
household.
Please request the warranty policy for any
piece of equipment. Any warranty repairs are
normally made by the original manufacturer.
Details and instructions should be in the box.
Please do not return goods here without calling
first. It will only delay the warranty process and
increase the shipping costs. We reserve the right
to charge a 15% restocking fee on any item
returned. We try to be reasonable about this, and
make an effort to exchange goods for credit on
other goods. You will be responsible for shipping
costs. Special order items may not be returnable
for credit. Please call for return authorization
before you return any item for any reason.
PERSONAL CHECKS must clear before we
can ship you your order. BANK CHECKS,
MONEY ORDERS, and CREDIT CARDS clear
immediately. When ordering with a credit card
you must give us your telephone number and
billing address. We will not ship to another person at another address without first confirming
the cardholder's identity and billing address. This
is for your protection. Call for more information.
Call Toll Free: (800) 914-4131
UPS charges are on the order form. These are
for the continental 48 states. Call for UPS
charges to other areas. Items that are too large or
heavy to ship UPS are shipped by common carrier. These items are normally refrigerators and
freezers, batteries, large solar modules, top-ofpole and track racks, large inverters and space
and hot eater heaters. Call for freight quote.
There is NO MASSACHUSETTS SALES
TAX (for residents of Massachusetts) for PV
equipment if the owner of the principal dwelling
files a form ST-12A. The form is filled out by
you for each purchase stating that this PV equipment is for use in your principal dwelling. You
give us the form and we won't charge you the
sales tax. We have these forms on file if you
need one.
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Due to variability of local
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solar electric system. The
original manufacture of
each component in the system may provide limited
warranties of performance
of their product. New
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makes no representations,
warranties, or guarantees
expressed or implied,
unless set forth in writing
executed by us, and you
may only rely on the original
manufacturer’s limited warranty, if any. Solar electricity
is much more expensive
than public utility service.
The size solar electric system sold by New England
Solar Electric, Inc. cannot
be expected to power a conventional household.
Please open and inspect
packages as soon as
received. Shipping damage
items can only be returned
within 30 days of receipt.
Definition of a “BUSINESS
ADDRESS”: A business
address is a location that
can be accessed by the
public 9am to 5pm on all
weekdays. Someone will be
there to receive the freight
WITHOUT A PHONE CALL
AHEAD OF TIME.
Unfortunately, a business-inthe-home does not qualify
as a business address for
freight deliveries. Nor does
a farm qualify as a business
address.
*Massachusetts residents using a PV system for their
home (primary residence) may file form ST-12A with us
and pay no sales tax. We have the forms.
**Shipping and Handling (UPSable goods–48 States Only)
0 - $ 25
$ 26 - $ 49
$ 50 - $ 99
$100 - $199
$200 - $499
$5
$7
$9
$13
$21
$ 500 - $ 999
$1000 - $1999
$2000 - $2999
$3000 and UP
$33
$49
$69
$89
Subtotal:
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We now have to collect
sales tax on T105 and L16
battery orders delivered to
all New England states. This
does not apply to New York
state or to alternative energy users (primary home) in
Massachusetts.
TOTAL:
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charges
New England Solar Electric, Inc.
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DISCONTINUED SALE ITEMS
12V Motor Speed Control 8A
Thin-Lite Sale - Discontinued Inventory
12V DC Motor only. 8 Amps Max.
Normally $45 now $20 We have three.
All fixtures 50% off. Priced as shown below.
Thin-Lite Circline Fixtures
FRONT
REAR
810-108
810-208
Square-D Circuit Breakers and Boxes 50% Off
The circuit breakers listed below are rated for DC current
(up to 48VDC) as well as AC current. They have a maximum
of 2000 amps interrupt current. We are now using only DC
circuit breakers rated at 10,000 amps interrupt current. You
do not need a series fuse with the DC breakers we now use.
One is required when using Square-D breakers.
343-1xx
343-2xx
351-00
30, 40 and 60A Single Pole
20 and 30A Double Pole
2 Position Load Center
(breakers not included)
Thin-Lite 208 24v 22w 1100 lumens have 5
Thin-Lite 190 Series
811-191
811-193
$7 limited qtys
$15 limited qtys
$20 have 2
Breakers:
Double &
Single Pole
Thin-Lite 108 12v 22w 1100 lumens have 4
Thin-Lite 191 12v 8w 400 lumens
12.4" x 2.3" x 2.5'' have 7
Thin-Lite 193 12v 15w 870 lumens
18.2" x 2.3" x 2.5'' have 6
$19
$25
$15
$17
Thin-Lite 193
Thin-Lite 180 and 280 Series PL
812-186
812-286
Thin-Lite 186 12v 36w 2900 lumens
18.0" x 3.6'' x 3.5'' have 3
Thin-Lite 286 24v 36w 2900 lumens
18.0" x 3.6'' x 3.5' have 2'
$30
$38
Brand Power Meters...less than 1/2 Price
Normally $149.95 now $49
See page 39 for details
We have 3.
We also have:
Five 24VDC 13W Downlights: were $49, now $24.50
One 24VDC 13W Flood: was $54, now $27
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New England Solar Electric, Inc.
Magnum Inverter Sale
Save 20% on all Magnum Inverters
SALE ITEMS
Sale
See pagse 44 and 45 for Magnum inverter specifications and normal pricing.
OutBack Inverter Sale
Save 20% on All OutBack Inverters
See page 46 for OutBack inverter specifications and normal pricing.
Schneider SW Inverters
Save 20% on all Schneider/Xantrex Inverters
See pages 48 and 49 for Schneider ivverter specifications and normal pricing.
Samlex 600W Sine Wave Inverter
SSW-600-12A 12V 600W The SSW series is not as robust as the PST series.
Was $219, now $159 have 2
Small Modified Sine-wave Inverters
These are samples we bought and then decided only to carry small sine-wave inverters:
400W Samlex...$39 have 2
800W samlex...$49 have 1
Backwoods Home Magazine “Best-of” Books Discounted 50%
See page 4 for book descriptions.
New England Solar Electric, Inc.
Call Toll Free: (800) 914-4131
We will match
or beat most any
sale price on any
PV module, Trace
inverter, Servel
refrigerator,
Trojan battery or
any other product
we sell.
Our System
Picture Offer is
Still Good
We have been
offering $100 credit
on anything from
this catalog for the
use of your picture
on our catalog
cover. There is no
limitation on how
you could use the
credit–sale items,
you name it.
We have been
offering $25 credit
on any new picture
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pages of the catalog.
Both of these
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and still valid.
Just remember
we can't return the
pictures, so make
sure you send us
duplicates.
Thanks and I hope
we use your picture.
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Index
Array Wiring 36 - 37
Batteries 50 - 53
Books 4 - 5
Charge Controllers and Accessories 32 - 35
Charge Controller Kits 35
DC Distribution Equipment 54 - 56
DC Power Conversion 57
Fans, All Types 64
Freezers, Electric 68
Fuses, Fuse Holders 48, 55
Gas Lights 67
Gas Ranges 69
Generator/Inverter/Charger Kits 22 - 25
Heaters, Gas Space 65
Inverters 40 - 45
Inverter Pre-Wired Panels 46, 47
Inverter Disconnects and Cables 48, 49
Kits, Solar Electric System 6 - 21
Lighting 70 - 75
Meters 38 - 39
Modules, Solar Electric 26, 27
Module Mounting Racks 28 - 31
Multimeters 39
Order Form 77
Power Panels - Pre-Wired 46, 47
Plugs and Receptacles 56
Pumps, Water 58 - 62
Ranges, Gas 69
Refrigerators, Electric 68
Refrigerators, Gas 66 - 67
Sale Page: Used Equipment and Good Deals 78 - 79
Solar Electric Modules 26, 27
Solar Electric System Kits 6 - 21
Space Heaters, Gas 65
Toilet, Composting 63
Water Pumps 58 - 62
Wire 60
Sale
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Magnum Sine Wave Inverters
OutBack Inverters
Schneider/Xantrex Inverters
24V DC Lighting
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