Generator--->AC Panel--->Inverter Questions
I'm trying to wrap up the design of my small solar system for my offgrid cabin, and I have a few questions for the group here. Most of my power comes from a 5500W generator connected to an AC distribution panel in my detached garage. The AC panel then feeds into the cabin to provide AC power. I'm planning to install a small solar system to run a few DC lights in the garage, a DC pressure pump to feed water pressure from a holding tank into the cabin. I also want to be able to utilize an inverter to run a 3/4 HP deep well pump once a week to fill the holding tank. My plan is to use an E-Panel with an Outback VFX3524 inverter. I'll wire my battery bank in 24V, and then use a 24V-12V converter to run my DC lights and DC pressure pump. My generator uses a 4-wire connection to power the AC panel (neutral, ground, and 2 hots). I plan on then connecting the AC panel to the E-Panel/inverter (neutral, ground, and 1 hot). The purpose of this will be to charge the batteries whenever the generator is running, and allow me to run the deep well pump off the AC power (via the inverter) whenever the generator is running, rather than off the batteries. I'm also using a DC timer switch to manually turn the inverter on/off once a week to run the deep well pump for 30 mins (so the inverter is not running the remaining time). I wanted to see if anyone can note any flaws with my proposed wiring, especially the generator to AC panel (4 wires), and then AC panel to the E-Panel/inverter (3 wires). Attached is a PDF of my proposed wiring diagram. It's a bit light as to the specific wiring within the E-Panel, but I'm relying on a pre-assembled E-panel w/ the inverter, charger, breakers, mate, hub, etc. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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