DaPooch
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Re: Using the Leaf for power in a Blackout: MY "Leaf to Home

Thu May 08, 2014 7:45 pm

Part of what I'm going for here is versatility. I could get the 1000watt unit but I wanted to be able to also use the inverter with a small PV system I'm building too. I figured it was better to have more headroom and if need be just limit the current draw on the leaf with an appropriate sized breaker. Was just curious what would happen if the DC-DC were pushed to its limit. My guess is 1: excess heat, 2: ultimately the inverter would alarm and stop for being choked of adequate current. It's sounding like I may be better off just buying two inverters, each sized for their respective primary purposes.

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Re: Using the Leaf for power in a Blackout: MY "Leaf to Home

Fri May 09, 2014 6:03 am

I would say go with the larger sw2000 and just use that for both keeping in mind to stay under 1500w from the leaf. The big advantage is starting anything, the 2000w unit should start pretty much any single thing you can plug in to it, where a 1000w unit may not. So you do the limiting. Take a fridge for example, even though it might pull 200w running a 1000w unit might not start it or if it, where a 2000w unit shouldn't have a problem. Make sure you use short cables from the inverter to the battery and they are heavy enough gauge, I have about 2.5 foot #2 welding wire on my unit.
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Re: Using the Leaf for power in a Blackout: MY "Leaf to Home

Sat Jun 21, 2014 12:57 pm

Will this set up also work with the Xantrex PROwatt SW2000?

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Re: Using the Leaf for power in a Blackout: MY "Leaf to Home

Sat Jun 21, 2014 4:35 pm

Most 1000w will do 2000w surge and start a fridge just fine. I only recommend sine wave for running a motor such as fridge.
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Re: Using the Leaf for power in a Blackout: MY "Leaf to Home

Mon Jun 23, 2014 1:31 pm

+1 on a sine wave unit and I prefer the xantrex units. I am using a PROwatt SW2000 and it works great.
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Re: Using the Leaf for power in a Blackout: MY "Leaf to Home

Mon Jun 23, 2014 3:24 pm

exactly what is the parts list for this to be able to charge your appliances in the home? Procedure for set also please.


TIA

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Re: Using the Leaf for power in a Blackout: MY "Leaf to Home

Mon Jun 23, 2014 4:02 pm

sdmacuser wrote:exactly what is the parts list for this to be able to charge your appliances in the home? Procedure for set also please.


TIA


Not sure I understand the question.
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Re: Using the Leaf for power in a Blackout: MY "Leaf to Home

Mon Jun 23, 2014 4:03 pm

The very first post in this topic has all the details about the setup.
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Re: Using the Leaf for power in a Blackout: MY "Leaf to Home

Mon Jun 23, 2014 4:25 pm

BrockWI wrote:The very first post in this topic has all the details about the setup.


Thank you .
I thought so :roll: :roll:
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Re: Using the Leaf for power in a Blackout: MY "Leaf to Home

Tue Jun 24, 2014 11:40 am

I like what you have done here but am also considering something a bit larger like a Leaf to Home system as soon as they become available in the US and Europe.

Problem is they are not yet available outside of Japan (not sure why exactly short of politics) and who knows when they will be?

So how do I order one of these Leaf to Home systems if I wished to purchase one short of living in Japan to place my $4000 dollar order?

And yes I'm certain these systems will be much money than $4000 for those of us who don't happen to reside in Japan. I'm guessing at least 3 times as much and maybe even more.


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