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View Poll Results: Where do you put your extra electricity, your dump load?
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Where do you put your extra electricity, your dump load?

Those who generate their own electricity from solar or wind can have surplus electricity. Where do you put that extra electricity?

(If it's something other than one of the above, don't take the poll. Instead, send me a PM and I'll add another choice to the poll that you can then select. If I can.)

Please don't vote if you aren't dumping your extra current anywhere.

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I have not hooked up my load diverter yet. But it will go to the water heater.
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Add refrigeration to the list, as that's probably a fairly common choice
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Dawg...how do you dump extra to your fridge?? If the fridge is at temperature...there is no way to dump? Pls. clarify.
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Dawg...how do you dump extra to your fridge?? If the fridge is at temperature...there is no way to dump? Pls. clarify.

Yes please. Of course, you could dump to the freezer. And maybe to a holding plate?

(And the best dump load would be adding more hydrogen to your tank, for your hydrogen-powered engine. Now that would be sweet.)
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Bene...again...how?? The compressor has to turn on in either case and the thermostat controls the compressor. If the batteries are topped up, the ffridge/freezer is at temp and there are NO loads running...when the sun shines you have to dump the extra amps as heat or electricity. A heat sink, a lightbulb, a water heater element ...but a fridge?
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Yes please. Of course, you could dump to the freezer. And maybe to a holding plate?

(And the best dump load would be adding more hydrogen to your tank, for your hydrogen-powered engine. Now that would be sweet.)
You can get a Hydrogen generator I guess you could call it from craigslist there's some guy on LI that makes them......someones gotta try it.
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It would be nice to have some sort of cascading system; where the fridge uses the amps, if the compressor isn't operating, the water maker uses them, if the f/w tank is full, the water heater uses them, if the h/w is at temp, the disco-ball kicks in, etc. LOL
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