What we hate to see

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  • CariboocootCariboocoot Banned Posts: 17,615 ✭✭
    Re: What we hate to see

    Another gem extracted from a local ad:

    "These are not Gel batteries they are a true ACID BATTERY.THAT ARE BUILT TO LAST."

    :confused: And here I thought gel batteries had acid in them.
  • CariboocootCariboocoot Banned Posts: 17,615 ✭✭
    Re: What we hate to see

    Another local ad for "Solar Heater Guide (Instant Download)"

    "Learn to build THE Super Efficient, Super Durable Solar Home Heater!

    Imagine having hot air automatically blowing into your home every time the sun is shining!

    No cans
    No wood
    No dangerous tools
    No Glass

    Once you learn the design, you'll be able to build as many solar heaters as you wish! You can build them to almost any size you like."

    And a link to spend your hard-earned $15 on this manual (although it does say money-back guarantee). No real clue as to what it tells you how to build, but I'll bet you can get the plans off Build It Solar for free. :roll:
  • inetdoginetdog Solar Expert Posts: 3,121 ✭✭✭✭
    Re: What we hate to see
    Another gem extracted from a local ad:

    "These are not Gel batteries they are a true ACID BATTERY.THAT ARE BUILT TO LAST."

    :confused: And here I thought gel batteries had acid in them.

    Yes, but that is Jello acid and not true acid.
    SMA SB 3000, old BP panels.
  • CariboocootCariboocoot Banned Posts: 17,615 ✭✭
    Re: What we hate to see
    inetdog wrote: »
    Yes, but that is Jello acid and not true acid.

    Lemon, orange, or lime?
    I'm sure cherry or strawberry wouldn't work. :p
  • westbranchwestbranch Solar Expert Posts: 4,877 ✭✭✭✭
    Re: What we hate to see

    'Coot, could you put a year on these gems so we can see when they were first posted? :confused:

    It would be nice to know how long these beliefs have been floating around...:cool:

    btw, love 'em.
     
    KID #51B  4s 140W to 24V 900Ah C&D AGM
    CL#29032 FW 2126/ 2073/ 2133 175A E-Panel WBjr, 3 x 4s 140W to 24V 900Ah C&D AGM 
    Cotek ST1500W 24V Inverter,OmniCharge 3024,
    2 x Cisco WRT54GL i/c DD-WRT Rtr & Bridge, Hughes1100 Sat Modem
    Eu3/2/1000i Gens, 1680W & E-Panel/WBjr to come, CL #647 asleep
    West Chilcotin, BC, Canada
  • CariboocootCariboocoot Banned Posts: 17,615 ✭✭
    Re: What we hate to see
    westbranch wrote: »
    'Coot, could you put a year on these gems so we can see when they were first posted? :confused:

    It would be nice to know how long these beliefs have been floating around...:cool:

    btw, love 'em.

    This stuff is basically "real time"; when I run across one I post it, so the posting date is pretty much when it cropped up.
  • westbranchwestbranch Solar Expert Posts: 4,877 ✭✭✭✭
    Re: What we hate to see

    OK I though that you were cruising through some old mags etc...:p
     
    KID #51B  4s 140W to 24V 900Ah C&D AGM
    CL#29032 FW 2126/ 2073/ 2133 175A E-Panel WBjr, 3 x 4s 140W to 24V 900Ah C&D AGM 
    Cotek ST1500W 24V Inverter,OmniCharge 3024,
    2 x Cisco WRT54GL i/c DD-WRT Rtr & Bridge, Hughes1100 Sat Modem
    Eu3/2/1000i Gens, 1680W & E-Panel/WBjr to come, CL #647 asleep
    West Chilcotin, BC, Canada
  • CariboocootCariboocoot Banned Posts: 17,615 ✭✭
    Re: What we hate to see
    westbranch wrote: »
    OK I though that you were cruising through some old mags etc...:p

    That was the Pearls from the Past thread.

    I know; I ramble a lot. :blush:
  • CariboocootCariboocoot Banned Posts: 17,615 ✭✭
    Re: What we hate to see

    Came across this one today:

    "360 Watt Solar Grid Tie Inverter for use with Solar Panels only. 14v-28volt DC input range.
    Simple plug and play operation with no batteries or controllers needed.
    Outputs clean pure sign wave. Also cleans the waveform supplied by the electric company
    to make your appliances run smoother and last longer.


    Not like the ordinary inverters, the grid tied inverter lets you use the power generated
    from the solar power at any time WITHOUT the need for expensive energy storage units. "

    Wow! It performs miracles! And it's only $239 too. :roll:
  • waynefromnscanadawaynefromnscanada Solar Expert Posts: 3,009 ✭✭✭✭
    Re: What we hate to see

    Wow! It performs miracles! And it's only $239 too. :roll:
    And unfortunately, there are lots of suckers - er - people out there who will take this hook, line and sinker. :cry::cry::cry:
  • nielniel Solar Expert Posts: 10,311 ✭✭✭✭
    Re: What we hate to see

    and if enough suckers buy into this it blackens the eyes of the solar industry and gives cause for utilities to be concerned. if utilities were really concerned they'd lobby wash dc to outlaw the sales of these plug n play solar kits.

    i like the parts about cleaning up the grid and "the grid tied inverter lets you use the power generated
    from the solar power at any time WITHOUT the need for expensive energy storage units." energy storage units? fancy words for batteries don't you think?:roll:
  • CariboocootCariboocoot Banned Posts: 17,615 ✭✭
    Re: What we hate to see

    Here we go again! Small kernel of truth padded out with lots of lies! One of the infamous whole-house PF correctors:

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    How does it work?
    When Inefficient Motors In Your Home or Business Run:
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    Power is demanded from your Power Company
    This demand of power goes through the wiring on your property.
    Throughout This Process:
    The Wiring in Your Home Heats Up & Strains the Motor and Wiring.
    The Heat Generated from This Process is Called Watts.
    When the inefficient motors in your home run, there is lost energy that
    you are billed for by your energy company.

    Our Smart Power Saving Unit:
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    Releases It Back To Your Motor When Needed
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    Do I Have Motors on My Property?
    Central Air Conditioner
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    Anything with Copper Windings That Create Electromagnetic Fields

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  • WillBkoolWillBkool Solar Expert Posts: 35 ✭✭
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    "The Heat Generated from This Process is Called Watts."

    You mean Ohm's law has been wrong all this time? Who knew?:roll:
    670 Watts, 4 Evergreen 120 watt, 1 Eoplly 190 watt; M-Star 15A MPPT; 6 105 AH AGM Configured to 315@24V
    Cotek 1500 watt/24v
  • waynefromnscanadawaynefromnscanada Solar Expert Posts: 3,009 ✭✭✭✭
    Re: What we hate to see
    WillBkool wrote: »
    "The Heat Generated from This Process is Called Watts."

    You mean Ohm's law has been wrong all this time? Who knew?:roll:
    Huh???? Perhaps go back and have a second read. :D
  • CariboocootCariboocoot Banned Posts: 17,615 ✭✭
    Re: What we hate to see

    Recent ad I came across:

    PowerFilm Solar R-14 14 Watt
    This solar charger is brand new and has never been used

    Ultra Light, Ultra Thin, Easy to Use.
    PowerFilm solar panels are all monolithically integrated which eliminates the need for damage-prone manual connections of individual solar cells.
    PowerFilm is made of silicon, a natural resource in abundant supply.
    PowerFilm is Cadmium Free, unlike some other solar technologies, and performs well in diverse environments, including hot sun, and does not suffer from wasted over-voltage.


    No actual specifications given, but it's one of those "rollable" panels.

    $180 they want. I make that $12.85 per Watt. That's better than the $298.96 new price ($21.35 per Watt).

    Pass.
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