Joey wrote:Now seriously give me a break, panels are diode protected which will prevent EMP problems, this is most ridiculous thing I have ever heard of
Well, one can only assume that your Suntech panels must be real crap, if they don't have By-Pass Diodes fitted.
Shucks - and some were saying what good panels they were.
My El-Chepo ones sure do.!
The question that was asked, was
Dav333 wrote:Do these panels have any chips, circuitry inside? or is it just simple wires & panels?
An Straight-Forward but ill-reasoned question. and
.. .. Straight-Forward answer - I thought - Yes they do have bits in them !
Sorry - that you presumed that the response was implying that panels were protected by these diodes -
I thought they were Bypass diodes for cell failure and shading reasons.
I admit that I am now more confident that before about the Inverters, when you say that they have MOV's fitted and they they will survive an EMP.
I presumed that they would go poof, .. along with the DVD player.
What would I know? . .. .. I was not around for the last BANG !
I presume that you are saying that they also have MOV's on the Grid Outputs and on the Comms-Port, and the case is fully Faraday-shielded... ..
And I had presumed that DAV333 was planning an Island operation, lest he finds that his surviving Power-Setup, does not work because there is NO GRID POWER !
YES - Perhaps, I should have been more abrupt, and said --
"Your bloody joking - Of course they have 'things' in there - but the fine vacuum deposited tracks would be flashed and gone, likely long before even the By-Pass Diodes would see the pulse.
... .. . And you , the owner, might
not be feeling very well, anyway
"BUT - if you arrange your panels correctly - You might be able to use the panels as a rain shelter, to keep some of the radioactive rain off you, provided that they were not hit by flying golf-balls, blasted from the local GC."
So to DAV333, I need to qualify things after being suitably and technically chastised and corrected, and so that you CLEARLY understand..NO - Your panels WILL-NOT-SURVIVE
an NEMP or an EMP, or MP.. Just like we might not.
( Sorry - for not being certain - I know we are not allowed to THINK here, and must be positive, correct and certain !)
PV panels are giant Semi-Conductors (hundreds of them in fact) , with fine printed connections, all of which would be "troubled" by an EMP. .. .. " One Flash, and it's ash
", as they say !
, what you could do is to bury spare panels a few meters down and then after the blast, dig them up and be confident that you will still have power for survival, because we are confidently advised that your inverter has MOV's and WILL survive the EMP..
Thanks - for your clarification, Joey.. I'll start digging at first light !
.PS - DAV333 - To be technically correct
- you had better bury an inverter along with the spare panels - and spare everything else like LED-Torches) because I
(Oops - Sorry -
) an exposed Inverter will survive.
But be confident that the MOV's in your old inverter, will be available should you ever need spares.!
MOV's and cockroaches - they WILL live on !