Grid Line Work after thunderstorm power-outage

ScaleneScalene Solar Expert Posts: 25
Some tree branch clearing after a few lightening strikes close by to my meter has yielded an interesting consequence. My meter spins in reverse more freely,it was only spinning back at a seemingly constant max. rate, and I believe my inverters are cooler. My new Wattvision eye died so it will be back to EKM for monitoring. The ct,s are wrapped 2X they are 1/200 I think. I think I need to wrap them some more because my AC ampmeter reads 30A and my DC amp meter reads 92A. oh well...cool!
Always troubleshoot with adequite sunlight.  Hi Ho Hi Ho
2.3Kw  [10]Enecsys SMI 240-60 Gen1 inverters

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  • BB.BB. Super Moderators, Administrators Posts: 32,204 admin
    Just remember Amps do not equal Power...
    • 92 amps * 72 VDC ~ 27 amps * 240 VAC ~ 6,624 Watts
    -Bill
    Near San Francisco California: 3.5kWatt Grid Tied Solar power system+small backup genset
  • ScaleneScalene Solar Expert Posts: 25
    Yeah, I forgot to add that the 92A is still only @30VDC and the 30A is still only at 118VAC the differential is about the percent efficiency of my inverters~I am hving a real difficult time trying to buy a grid tie inverter. 1. affordable 2. 3000+Watts 3. preferably 120vdc startup, dual mppt. I can have 16 panels that I can make 2 strings of [email protected] the dual mppt is needed due to some darkness around 4-6 season depending. It will be connected to my box @ 240v, but I only use 120v I realy want a Aurora power1 3.0 or 3.6./ maybee a growatt 3.0 or 3.6. haha, really I just found a fronius 2000 for under 300.00$ [for parts or not working though...], also several swr-2500u are available...so goes the budget hunting, everytime I find a deal it dissapears...I am waiting for a schnieder 63Adc dual breaker for it. I will be removing the Midnight solar 63A gdfi breaker I bought at NAWS. no fires since I dumpstered the SLA batteries.:-}
    Always troubleshoot with adequite sunlight.  Hi Ho Hi Ho
    2.3Kw  [10]Enecsys SMI 240-60 Gen1 inverters
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