Thursday, August 18, 2011

A simple mistake led to a new discovery

We have been careful not to put to much stress on the inverters or batteries since putting them in. We have always had enough power, for light tasking. Watching a movie, sewing, computers, lights all night long. What I didn't know was the wife was mistakenly using it to also vacuum! Why is that a big deal? Well, it uses 12 amps! Double what everything else together uses... Add to that the fact that both inverters are on, ceiling fans, lights, desk fan, TV and dvd player... Now that is a load!

The out come... Batts were a flat 12v but the panels were keeping up with the demand! That is great news, and means to us that by next summer if we double our system we should be able to power a small AC! Sweet!
My insanity on display