• This is some 10 to 16 years old. Model 651.626.
    Brought it out as moved the Victron 1200 to the workshop and want soemthing to recharge the Fridge, Bag of Riddim II, Old Nokia 6303, and more.
    It seems fine though a bit noisey with the fan running even on low loads. It's desugned for 10 to 16 volts

  • Hi

    I have just bought an inverter form Wind and Sun UK, I called them for two reasons

    1) to find out what current the inverter takes when it is switched off and

    2) to say the manual was disappointing


    1) how does switching work as it isn't a power switch that physically breaks and joins the 200A input cables,

    i) What is the rating of the dc input cables?

    ii) How are the input DC cables connected, I imagine there must be some loss?

    iii) Does the power switch, in the off position, just a break in power to a relay, that when on enables the dc circuit to work and connects the DC input.

    2) The manual says very little, maybe there is little to say, but it could state

    i) the load in the off, as above,

    ii) the image in the index is very poor and hardly usable and the one on your website, which isn't mentioned in the manual isn't much better. Could you send me a detailed image or is their one on the website. All I could find is a version of the manual; which I made a screen shot of and enlarged.

    A third matter


    i) The UK 230v socket is upside down and the mains cable blocks easy access to the power switch.
    inverter socket2

    ii)Your image show it the correct way.
    Can I unscrew the body and correct this?

    iii) plus the socket isn't screwed in place and moves around a bit

    4. Finally I am disappointed it is made in China, prior to purchase I though it would be India like the MPPT 75|15

    Thank you

    Roger Lovejoy


    Cc Wind and Sun

    Roger Lovejoy

  • Cable or Wire: The tendency is to think of cable as large diameter and wire as small, but there is no definition.

    Here I'll use Cables for Electrics and Wire for Electronics. Although I intend to use the term cable, in using or refering to third party data cable may not be their preffered term. Further the term 'wiring' is used predominantly when installing electric power cables for buildings etc.

    The beginings of elctrical power system is the power source which, presently, in this case are three 250w photovoltaic panels connected in series giving around 110v with a max current of 9 amps. The array of panels is connected to an MPPT control unit by standard PV1-F 4 cabling that can carry 55 amps up to 60°C in open air.

    For more detail on PV1-F cables and temperture co-efficents see.
    Eland Data Sheet

  • Have extended the cooper strip to a piece of copper pipe some 4 to 5 feet of which is burried in a shallow channel that is used for rain overflow, to help conduction. The copper strip can be seen @ https://unveiled.info/solect/cables-from-panels; the PV frames need to be connected to the top strip along the roof batten

    May 4th Finished, a bit roughly, joining the copper strip parts together and the strip to the ground pipe.

    ground pipe joint
    ground pipe to copper conductor
    copper conductor lower joint
    copper conductor upper joint
    grounding pipe

  • Yeap! have bought Rolls again, this time direct from Barden UK. They also supplied the Victron controller. I have bought 2 off Rolls S6 145 (250Ah @ 20Hr) and 1 off Rolls S12 27 (105Ah @ 20Hr)

    A major factor in choice is weight. I only want around 30Kg to lift. The previous HT 31 was 27.5Kg.
    The new S12 27, which is one size down from the S12 31 (Prev HT 31) weighs 24.5 kg and the S6 145 is 32Kg

    Details for S6 145

    Had to make temporary handles to move them ??

    Detail to see on battery specs :-: See Comment 1 for explanation of ADVANCED NAM

    Rolls S6 145 – 6V Series 4000 Battery < £193.49 : 3 Years Warranty

    Physical Specifications

    Weight: 32 kg ~ 70.5lbs | Length: 25.9 cm ~ 10.19″ | Width: 18.1 cm ~ 7.13″ | Height Inc. Term: 29 cm ~ 11.4″
    Volts: 6 | BCI: GC2H | Cells: 3 | Plates/Cell: 17
    Terminal Type DT
    Included Hardware S/S Hex Cap Screw, Nut, Lock & Flat Washer
    Size & Thread 5/16″-18 x 1-1/2″

    Electrical Specifications
    Cold Crank Amps (CCA) 0°F / -17°C 710 Marine Crank Amps (MCA) 32°F / 0°C 888 Reserve Capacity (RC @ 25A) 484 Minutes Reserve Capacity (RC @ 75A) 127 Minutes

    Charge Voltage Range 2.45-2.5 V/cell @ 25°C (77°F)
    (7.35 to 7.5 for 6v battery or 14.7 to 15 for two in series)
    Float Voltage 2.25 V/cell @ 25°C (77°F)
    (6.75 for 6v battery 13,5 for two in series)

    Recommended Charge Current Capacity (String) 30 A
    Maximum Charge Current (String) 50 A
    Self-Discharge Rate 5%-10% per month at 25°C (77°F)

    Hour Rate Capacity : AMP Hour : Current / AMPs
    @ 100 Hour Rate 320 AH 3.2 A | @ 72 Hour Rate 315 AH 4.38 A | @ 50 Hour Rate 298 AH 5.95 A
    @ 20 Hour Rate 250 AH 12.5 A | @ 15 Hour Rate 238 AH 15.83 A |@ 10 Hour Rate 220 AH 22 A
    @ 8 Hour Rate 215 AH 26.88 A | @ 5 Hour Rate 198 AH 39.5 A | @ 1 Hour Rate 100 AH 100 A

    Amphere hour capacity ratings based on specific gravity of 1.280.
    Reduce capacities 5% for specific gravity of 1.265 and 10% for 1.250.

  • LiFEPo4

    The Relion range is made in the USA :: UK URL is https://www.relionbattery.co.uk/contact.php

    RB 100 £799