Bulk charging with generator help

SketchassSketchass Registered Users Posts: 1
I've been using my 3500k watt generator to bulk charge through my xantrex inverter. Everything has been fine until recent. Now, when I need to charge my batteries via generator, the generator loads up and then trips the breaker switch on the generator after about 15 seconds. I've researched more internet than I ever wanted bout this topic. Any help would be more than grateful!!!


  • oil pan 4oil pan 4 Solar Expert Posts: 766 ✭✭✭✭
    Exactly what generator, charge controller and battery do you have.
    Sounds like the breaker is doing its job.

    Solar hybrid gasoline generator, 7kw gas, 180 watts of solar, Morningstar 15 amp MPPT, group 31 AGM, 900 watt kisae inverter.

    Solar roof top GMC suburban, a normal 3/4 ton suburban with 180 watts of panels on the roof and 10 amp genasun MPPT, 2000w samlex pure sine wave inverter, 12v gast and ARB air compressors.

  • mike95490mike95490 Solar Expert Posts: 8,812 ✭✭✭✭✭
    cheap circuit breakers wear out and start to trip at lighter and lighter loads.
    Powerfab top of pole PV mount | Listeroid 6/1 w/st5 gen head | XW6048 inverter/chgr | Iota 48V/15A charger | Morningstar 60A MPPT | 48V, 800A NiFe Battery (in series)| 15, Evergreen 205w "12V" PV array on pole | Midnight ePanel | Grundfos 10 SO5-9 with 3 wire Franklin Electric motor (1/2hp 240V 1ph ) on a timer for 3 hr noontime run - Runs off PV ||
    || Midnight Classic 200 | 10, Evergreen 200w in a 160VOC array ||
    || VEC1093 12V Charger | Maha C401 aa/aaa Charger | SureSine | Sunsaver MPPT 15A

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  • jonrjonr Solar Expert Posts: 1,376 ✭✭✭✭
    A clamp on rms AC ammeter can measure the current (ie, verify that the circuit breaker is correct).

    I am available for custom hardware/firmware development

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