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

Posted: Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:57 pm
by RustyShackleford
LeftieBiker wrote:
Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:53 pm
RustyShackleford wrote:
Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:48 pm
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Are you asking for a post to be deleted, or just noting that you deleted one of two posts?
I do this all the time. I want to edit my post, and I accidentally click the "quote" button instead of the "edit" button. Don't notice my post is now a quote, so I merrily edit it and hit "submit"; then I realize my mistake. So yeah, I wanted to delete the second post and it wouldn't let me, so I changed the message body to "DELETED".

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

Posted: Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:26 pm
by LeftieBiker
Just write 'mod please delete this post" and I'll do it for you. I just deleted that one.

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

Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:21 pm
by RustyShackleford
I've been trying to source the additional parts for this and have come across a couple of interesting things.

One is a source for the high-current plug-unplug stuff that seems to be a bit cheaper than ordering from the manufacturer (esp. on shipping): https://www.scrubbercity.com/SearchResu ... 300&page=1

As far as protection, a lot of reviews of the cheap circuit breakers have complained about them tripping too low (or to high). So I'm thinking fuse. There are cheap ANL fuses like: https://www.amazon.com/InstallGear-Gaug ... op?ie=UTF8

... but I also came across this intriguing option at Mouser: https://www.mouser.com/datasheet/2/240/ ... 372356.pdf

About 32 cents, but they are "bolt down". So I guess you'd use some nylon bolts (or some kind of bushing on metal ones) and then thread metal nuts on top to contact the fuse. An "insulated standoff" like this perhaps: https://www.amazon.com/Baomain-Support- ... ay&sr=8-29

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

Posted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:27 pm
by Oilpan4
I use an ANL fuse holder like that for my leafs winch.

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

Posted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:41 pm
by RustyShackleford
Oilpan4 wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:27 pm
I use an ANL fuse holder like that for my leafs winch.
I think I'm gonna get this one, seems way more compact: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00PHBFDEK/re ... UTF8&psc=1

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

Posted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:46 pm
by BrockWI
I use those inline ones and like them

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

Posted: Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:04 pm
by RustyShackleford
LeftieBiker wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2013 10:11 pm
A real electrical supply store is your best bet. You might be able to find that wire gauge in truck jumper cables, but no guarantee.
Just went to the scrap metal yard yesterday and got the 2awg cable (it's AWM "appliance wiring material" but close enough) and also a nice 25ft piece of 10awg SOOW (to make a cord to go from the inverter to my load center or whatever) all for about $20 !

On thing I'm glad I came across somewhere (maybe earlier here): you don't want your 2awg to be THHN/THWN "building wire", because it's way too stiff. Welding cable is ideal, since it's many more strands of much thinner copper, but the AWM is plenty flexible.

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

Posted: Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:36 pm
by LeftieBiker
Yes, stranded cable is what you want for any applications that require it to move.

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

Posted: Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:04 pm
by RustyShackleford
LeftieBiker wrote:
Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:36 pm
Yes, stranded cable is what you want for any applications that require it to move.
All 2awg cable (AFAIK) is stranded, but the strand size/count varies significantly between building wire and welding cable and such.

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

Posted: Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:47 pm
by LeftieBiker
RustyShackleford wrote:
Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:04 pm
LeftieBiker wrote:
Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:36 pm
Yes, stranded cable is what you want for any applications that require it to move.
All 2awg cable (AFAIK) is stranded, but the strand size/count varies significantly between building wire and welding cable and such.

True enough. I was PWD: Posting While Distracted.