Direct solar panels to resistive load.

  • Direct solar panels to resistive load.

    Posted by MartHale7 on February 16, 2024 at 7:02 pm

    I am now using the extra solar to run these dump loads. I have two burners each of them has 2 gal of water in the pots…… I have been using the extra hot water for cleaning dishes, got a dirty dish that is stainless? Pour boiling hot water into that mess and watch that dirty pan get clean quick….. As I thought about this, I can now take the hot water and dump it into my instant pot, or, my pressure cooker and start at near boiling water for when I cook in them…… I am thinking that I could dump this hot water into my dish washer and save the energy needed to heat the water to run the dish washer thus saving energy in my batteries…..

    BiggKidd replied 2 months ago 3 Members · 8 Replies
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  • consultstevens

    Member
    February 17, 2024 at 3:05 am

    Sounds about like crockpot level for cooking. I would like to know how you did it with a solar panel.

  • BiggKidd

    Member
    February 17, 2024 at 3:16 am

    I’ve done similar, resistive loads aren’t picky about volts or amps. They do work best at whatever V or A if the resistance is matched.

    • MartHale7

      Member
      February 17, 2024 at 3:18 am

      You are right. When you get it wrong you won’t get much power out of the system….

      • BiggKidd

        Member
        February 17, 2024 at 3:21 am

        You get up to interesting things, I enjoy trying stuff too.

      • MartHale7

        Member
        February 17, 2024 at 3:22 am

        Yeah, I did have nichrome wire vaporize one time…. an experiment I don’t want to repeat 😉

      • BiggKidd

        Member
        February 17, 2024 at 3:25 am

        I’ve had several interesting failures that taught me what I need to know to succeed in the end.

      • BiggKidd

        Member
        February 17, 2024 at 3:27 am

        Lots of trial and error along with plenty of curiosity!

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