Inverter Power Save Mode



  • mike95490mike95490 Posts: 7,956Solar Expert ✭✭✭✭
    There is the parallel load of the pump and controller, at just under the set point of inverter powersave
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  • 706jim706jim Posts: 216Solar Expert ✭✭✭
    I had a similar problem in that my water pump would overload the inverter if it tried to start while the inverter was in standby mode. So I cobbled up a second pressure switch set to a slightly higher tripping point that when activated, turned on a night light bulb. Eventually replaced the substandard motor with a high efficiency Leeson 1/4 hp and never needed the second pressure switch and load.
    But now, with the price of solar so low, why not just leave the inverter running 24/7? That's what I'm doing now.
    Island cottage solar system with 1400 watts of panels, Trace DR1524 MSW inverter, Trace C40 PWM controller 8 Trojan L16's. Insignia 11.5 cubic foot electric fridge. My 26th year.
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