Inverter problem

EdwardBoydEdwardBoyd Registered Users Posts: 2
Hi. We just arrived at our off grid cottage and the inverter powers on fine, but only one outlet is working.
The PowerBright 2000 watt 24 volt pure sine inverter runs a single line through our cottage with all 5 room lights and the outlet at the end of the line (TV) off it, but only the TV is working and a lamp off the same socket. Last weekend I cleaned out a squirrels nest from the battery closet and disconnected the negative cable by accident. The inverter beeped three times before shutting off.
It will run a light plugged in at the unit and the TV at the other end but nothing inbetween. Any ideas?
Thanks
Ed

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  • EstragonEstragon Registered Users Posts: 3,039 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Assuming the lights are switched, I'd look at the switch wiring first. If the AC output is live on the inverter, the battery/inverter system isn't likely the problem.
    Off-grid.  
    Main daytime system ~4kw panels into 2xMNClassic150 370ah 48v bank 2xOutback 3548 inverter 120v + 240v autotransformer
    Night system ~1kw panels into 1xMNClassic150 700ah 12v bank morningstar 300w inverter
  • BB.BB. Super Moderators, Administrators Posts: 28,184 admin
    Do you have ground fault outlets or circuit breakers anywhere in the AC power system?

    -Bill
    Near San Francisco California: 3.5kWatt Grid Tied Solar power system+small backup genset
  • EdwardBoydEdwardBoyd Registered Users Posts: 2
    Well, the inverter wasnt the problem. Squirrels chewed a wire. Replaced the line with armour cable, all good
    Squirrels are bad this year.
    Thanks for the help
  • BB.BB. Super Moderators, Administrators Posts: 28,184 admin
    edited September 23 #5
    Some insulation for wire is petroleum based, some is plant based starch.

    We have a pet rabbit, some wire he munches on like candy, others he will not touch.

    Watch your cars outside, many get their wiring harness eaten.

    At least one car company makes rodent proofing tape. Works or not?

    https://www.amazon.com/Honda-4019-2317-Rodent-Tape/dp/B00AJTG3N0

    Bill
    Near San Francisco California: 3.5kWatt Grid Tied Solar power system+small backup genset
  • oil pan 4oil pan 4 Solar Expert Posts: 759 ✭✭✭✭
    Get some rat poison for the squirrels.

    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.

  • littleharbor2littleharbor2 Solar Expert Posts: 1,112 ✭✭✭✭
    oil pan 4 said:
    Get some rat poison for the squirrels.
    Not a good idea if you have birds of prey in the area.

    2.1 Kw Suntech 175 mono, Classic 200, Trace SW 4024 ( 15 years old  but brand new out of sealed factory box Jan. 2015), Bogart Tri-metric, 700 ah @24 volt AGM battery bank. Plenty of Baja Sea of Cortez sunshine.

  • EstragonEstragon Registered Users Posts: 3,039 ✭✭✭✭✭
    This year only caught one mouse in the cabin, and heard very few squirrels. Seeing lots of eagles though, so +1 on the not using poison idea.
    Off-grid.  
    Main daytime system ~4kw panels into 2xMNClassic150 370ah 48v bank 2xOutback 3548 inverter 120v + 240v autotransformer
    Night system ~1kw panels into 1xMNClassic150 700ah 12v bank morningstar 300w inverter
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