Re: Need help hooking up second inverter to batteries and to circuit breaker box.
Whoa! Brakes on!
Originally Posted by taraxacum45
You definitely do not connect the AC output of the two inverters at the same place in the AC breaker box. There are only a few inverters meant to be "stacked" like this.
If your washer need a bigger inverter, dedicate the output of that inverter to the washer. Turn off both when not in use to avoid wasting power keeping an inactive inverter running.
Now here's another thing: you have five batteries in parallel on a 12 Volt system. The chances of this working well are pretty slim. Unless the wiring is perfect and correct they will not share current evenly. This not only means they won't charge the same, but also that some may not be "contributing their fair share" for running the loads.
Please provide more details about your system. if you are thinking of adding a second inverter it might be time to go up to 24 Volts and solve a lot of problems all at once. If we know all the specs we can advise on the practicality of making the change up.
Four 175 Watt panels, OB MX60, 232 Amp hrs, OB 3524, Honda eu2000.
Ohm's Law: Amps = Volts / Ohms
Power Formula: Watts = Volts * Amps