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Old 07-16-2016, 12:21 PM   #41
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Sorry Loboclone I don't have a answer for your washer problem.
Hopefully someone will chime in.

I just finished putting up a 2nd 260watt panel on the roof.
I have the living room tv playing a DVD, the bedroom tv on and the residential refrigerator all running off the inverter
The Morningstar is "absorption" charging the batteries.
I'm using zero battery amps.
Full sun

I know already I can get through one night with full batteries. The problem before was the next day, with one panel, all I could get was little battery charging during the dayand the fridge would run. The batteries wouldn't charge enough to run this "never shutting off" fridge for another night.
Now I have full battery charge voltage with the fridge running. I don't think I'll get full battery charge during the day, but I should make it two nights now maybe three...hope it never gets cloudy!
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Old 07-16-2016, 07:43 PM   #42
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Nice!

I see you have the same monitor as I. I wired it up with a DPDT switch and can see charging and usage. Basically, it will show you net power going to battery if charging.
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Old 07-16-2016, 08:32 PM   #43
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Wonderful feeling isn't it! Nice work, my meter shows up tomorrow afternoon, we should have all gotten a club discount lol.
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Old 07-17-2016, 06:33 AM   #44
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Nice!

I see you have the same monitor as I. I wired it up with a DPDT switch and can see charging and usage. Basically, it will show you net power going to battery if charging.
I think I'll wire up the switch now. I was going to get the RM2 moniter, but it's 200 Canadian...too much.
I think I'll save the $200 and add it to the fund for a MPPT60.
I'm sure my MPPT30 isn't giving me the full benefit of the wattage the 520w is producing.

Mustang, if you're reading, can I view everything the moniter would tell me through the data connection to a wireless modem, and wifi to my phone?

The DW is going to kill me.

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Old 07-17-2016, 06:48 AM   #45
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[QUOTE=klassic;429096]I think I'll wire up the switch now. I was going to get the RM2 moniter, but it's 200 Canadian...too much.
I think I'll save the $200 and add it to the fund for a MPPT60.
I'm sure my MPPT30 isn't giving me the full benefit of the wattage the 520w is producing.

Smart move!!!

Mustang, if you're reading, can I view everything the moniter would tell me through the data connection to a wireless modem, and wifi to my phone?

Yes, you can view all the live data and the 280 day history via your Wi-Fi (Smart phone, tablet, PC, HDMI on TV with Raspberry Pi 3..)

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If you look at the LIVE display on the right , and see how many Ah the panels have provided, this morning it is at 25,412Ah. Not bad
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Thanks Don
I showed that to the DW, she doesn't think it is as fun as I do.

Especially after she brought the MPPT 30 from California with her bag on "carry on" and I told her it wouldn't be very big.
(If you have ever seen the Seinfeld when Susan's friend gave Jerry the box to bring back to NY on the plane)
Then security had a fun time tearing it open and X-raying twice.
Then getting held up in customs, to do it all over again.

Now I'm waiting for her to go back to the US somewhere.
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I think I'll wire up the switch now.
I also added the wiring diagram for the DPDT switch for the display in the Rving with SOLAR social group

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