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Instructions for a DIY Diversion Load

DIY Instructions for a Diversion Load

Bank of Lights

You do not want your batteries to overcharge.  Using a diversion regulator, you can redirect the excess energy produced.  Here are instructions on how to create one type of diversion dump load – a bank of lights.

Materials List:

  • 10 – 12 or 24 volt light bulbs
  • 5 – round plastic electrical boxes
  • 5 – light bulb fixtures (that takes 2 bulbs)
  • 1 -1″x8″x4′ board
  • 10 gauge or larger electrical wire
  • wire nuts
  • screws

If you are using a 12 volt system you will need 12 volt light bulbs. If you are using a 24 volt system you will need 24 volt light bulbs.

  1. To make a light bar to use as a diversion load for the charge regulator, start out with 5 round plastic electrical boxes and screw them to a board. We use a board that is 1”x8”x4’.
  2. Next you will run 10 gauge or larger electrical wire through the boxes. Wire the red positive wires to each other and run the black negative wires to each other. Do this between each box.
  3. The next step is to attach your lights. Use wire nuts and wire the white wire from the light to the positive, red wire in the box. The black wire will be fastened to the black wire.
  4. Next fasten down the light fixture to the box. Do this with each light.
  5. Touch the wires to a battery to make sure that you have everything wired and working correctly.
  6. Now you are ready to hook the light board to your charge regulator.

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