Hi rick , it seams like I will be well built home from now on ?
It sure seams like someone turned off the sun at my place , it been snowing for days and down to 0 at night .
My battery’s where looking low the other night and it’s to cold to use my c pac machine to sleep with so I tried to put the inverter into search mode
The inverter would start to search and the lights would blink 4 or 5 times then the inverter would turn back on for 5/6 seconds the start to search again .
After hunting around in the mate I found the search settings and adjusted the sensitivity from 25 to 30 and then the search mode stared to work as expected .
I did test the search mode last year and it worked fine at the 25 sensitivity setting .
I ended up turning the AC power out put off and it did not search continuously even with no load ?
Could I have a power leak in the inverter that keeps the inverter on ?
Or am I just being paranoid and just be happy with pushing the sensitivity up a little bit?
I’m still a little fuzzy on the best way to charge my battery’s .
I do have my 3 1300lb concrete blocks in position for my ground mount 9 panel array but the weather has turned to crap 💩
My daughter Has been helping me but she gets less then Enthusiast when the temperature gets down in the single digits
And the snow is blowing side ways so I think the winter array will have to weight till next year .
I’ve have my generator in the shed with the Exhaust run outside.
I use 15% battery power over night , so in the morning my battery’s are around 85% if I run the generator for one hour I shoot up to 95% at 900 am , then we worked all day with saws compressors and power tools run off battery power .
the next morning my battery’s are down to 75% ( this number look higher then I would expect ) if I go a second day with out charge it would drop me to 55% is this to low ?
should I just charge after a day and a half so @ 65%
or just charge to 95% every morning .
or is there a % of charge I don’t really want to go under ?
I set up a timer in the shed to turn on a 100 watt light bulb at 700am For a hour to heat the Honda from below .
The generator has a 11/2 “ foam board box over it when It’s not being used ,
The generator is putting out 2000 watts up to 95% then it takes a hour to get to 100% . Thanks John