Yer , I understand what you are saying Kimbo ... I think to sum up my fears and aspirations as far as stand alone off the grid power goes , is ...... I do know for a fact that anyone with a very deep pocket can " BUY in any number of varying solutions with little trouble or chance of getting it wrong .. But ,I spose people like me that have a main aim of reducing there lifestyle down to a minimum power requirement for many reasons , and getting it to a point where we are as least reliant on power as possible , are searching for far more specific and definitely more accurate answers to many questions that concern all the components of power minimization and usage... * Some people buy in the biggest and best solution ... to fit there lifestyle... * I prefer to think out the smallest most economical best solution ... to fit my lifestyle... I checked the cable sizing out ... and yer , om a bit surprised that the cable does need to be larger ... " nice link "