New 2.kw Magna 4448 PAE system advice for a new guy
Hi sorry if I was not supposed to start a thread never know... Anyway just a quick thank you have read much and found everyone here with knowledge to be AWESOME. REALLY! So many forums I go too are just rude and nasty to DIY, and nasty when asking a question as if wow your stupid.. No kidding that's why we ask so THANK YOU all for your patience and offers of help..
I am finishing a 28x44 home our LAST home finally owned in the Great North woods of NH..40K for utility which I hate anyway so.. a year research we have this set-up idea..a system in three phases meaning TIME in beginning use Magna 4448PAE with their wire panel somewhat prewired I will adjust a bit to add fuses ??? ( fire worry nut)
The controller thinking of, outback 80 or Midnight 150 leaning midnight. Starting with 200watt panels 9 three series strings to combiner with a shut down, two strings of 225Ah 6v batts AGM maybe??? 8 each with??? thinking fused on terminal (1) to inverter. AC house loads figured at 13K for thee days so understand until built complete will use the Perkins 8Kw gen a lot yes?? too much?? House R 38 walls R64 roof as large window wall (view I / we worked our whole life for ) Thinking AGM as I was attacked by a heroin addict I revived as a military flight paramedic three yrs ago working civilian PT when home and L arm not too useful, broke neck but on feet again etc.....oh yeah old--ha ha--- but we are finishing the "garage shell" house inside ourselves and about done.. So as we get older don't want the wife to have to fiddle with the batts if I am well gone, lazy, asleep etc.
OK sorry back on the rail...
I built a Metal shed/ addition 6"off the house attached kinda by doorway with cement board inside so it will heat winter from house but safe from fire..Heating with Masonry heater/cook oven tempcast kit building it now, propane hot water.
QUESTION...Fridge wow energy guides say one thing but reading you all found LG etc which are better than guide??? thoughts as its the one big load.. otherwise all led and switched outlets for phantoms and dish network for TV and Hughes for phone and internet.
The Hughes must run 24/7 phone for help, the dish I shutdown now at our grid house (selling soon I hope) I can shut it down 2 3 4 days no problem as it has a ID card so it will re assign on its own, only issue the company calls3rd day to check I just say all is well...
So questions.. Am I on right track with 48 ... Controller recommend Morningstar outback80 or Midnite 150?? lastly the new shutdown rule.. our town has NO codes but house is built to NEC putting my past residential wiring-AC DC training from 40yrs ago to work.. I think if I put obvious shutdown at combiner (post mount 30 feet away) and two mote inside for batt to Inverter and gen to Inverter I comply with an exterior plaque/map at front door.. sadly if there is a fire by the time they get here top o mountain yet town road all will be too far gone to matter.
So rambled a bit will accept any all advice as to fuses...GFCI breakers....fridge ideas...Well pump 140' Dc or AC just we need to do this its all we got and own it after a life of mortgage and home repairs.. ha ha broke but content thanks all for reading my novel be well