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PeterH

Sounds as if you have already put a lot of thought into this. If you're looking for people to team up with you, you might find it's worthwhile posting under Gigs and Collaborations.
I only provide help via the forum - please do not contact me for private consultancy.

mgshightech

Oh, I forgot ... there is another issue ... lead acid batteries differ in their allowable charge current. Gel cell batteries have current limits. High currents can cause bubbles that damage the gel.  Flooded batteries generally don't have any meaningful charge current limits.  Gel cells have become rather rare, but keep your eyes open.  Sealed, no maintenence batteries are also less tolerant of high currents than flooded ones.  I have an extensive dc power distribution writeup (that is growing) here: 
http://egrouphub.com/wiki/index.php/DC_Power_Distribution  we will be doing a lot of open source projects, including arduino projects on that site. 

mgshightech

arduino has a gigs/collaboration forum section?  I'll check it out.

mgshightech

sorry, I am kinda lost, could you post a link to "gigs/collaborations"

PeterH

It's in the Community section of the forum. Just go to http://arduino.cc/forum/index.php?action=forum and scroll down until you see it.
I only provide help via the forum - please do not contact me for private consultancy.

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