Inverter Power Save Mode



  • mike95490mike95490 Solar Expert Posts: 9,361 ✭✭✭✭✭
    There is the parallel load of the pump and controller, at just under the set point of inverter powersave
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  • 706jim706jim Solar Expert Posts: 437 ✭✭✭✭
    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 2400 watts of panels, 1kw facing southeast 1kw facing southwest 400watt ancient Arco's facing south.Trace DR1524 MSW inverter, Outback Flexmax 80 MPPT charge controller 8 Trojan L16's. Insignia 11.5 cubic foot electric fridge. My 28th year.
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