Wiring generator into solar setup
My husband and I are in the process of wiring a solar system for our cabin. Currently we have a Xantrex Prosine 2.0 (2000watt) inverter/charger wired to 4 Trojan t-105 batteries (a 12 V system). The inverter didn't come with a GFCI module attached (like is pictured on the box), so I bought one of the approved brands and wired it to the 2 AC output wires coming out of the inverter. After configuring the inverter and plugging in a load, everything seems to work fine. I'm actually typing this post using power from the bank. We now want to wire our Honda eu2000i to the AC input wires coming out of the inverter, but aren't sure how to do this. Our cabin is off the grid, so the Honda would be our only AC source and would only be used when the solar panels (which we haven't wires in yet) fail to keep the bank charged. The Honda has an inverter build into it so it produces AC power (120V, 13.3A) from its recepticals (see this link for specs http://www.hondapowerequipment.com/ModelDetail.asp?ModelName=eu2000i). We were told we could simply wire another GFCI module to the inverter AC input wires, then plug the generator into this. We tried this, but nothing seemed to happen. No error in either the inverter or the generator, but the charging light on the inverter display didn't come on. The display went from reading -2A to +0A. Is our problem in the use of the GFCI module as a circuit breaker between the generator and the inverter? Is our problem something to do with the configuration of the inverter? How should the inverter display perform (i.e. what should it show) when it is charging properly using a generator? Does anybody have a picture of what the wiring is supposed to look like? Thanks for any help you can offer.