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electrical:solar:nonessential [2020/07/08 11:59]
frater_secessus [LVD + timer]
electrical:solar:nonessential [2020/08/08 08:54] (current)
frater_secessus [when to run opportunity loads]
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 **The best time to run non-essential loads is when there is surplus current** over what battery charging needs. ​ This means **during Float, or after current has started dropping off in Absorption**. ​ For [[electrical:​12v:​deep_cycle_battery#​lithium_chemistries|LiFePO4]] there is excess power any time after the bank has reached the intended charge state. ​ **The best time to run non-essential loads is when there is surplus current** over what battery charging needs. ​ This means **during Float, or after current has started dropping off in Absorption**. ​ For [[electrical:​12v:​deep_cycle_battery#​lithium_chemistries|LiFePO4]] there is excess power any time after the bank has reached the intended charge state. ​
  
-Opportunity loads should not be applied during [[electrical:​12v:​charging|Bulk stage]] since Bulk, by definition, means the battery is taking all the available current.((assuming no charging limit has been configured in the [[electrical:​solar:​charge_controller|charge controller]]))+Opportunity loads should not be applied during [[electrical:​12v:​charging|Bulk stage]] since Bulk, by definition, means the battery is taking all the available current.((assuming no charging limit has been configured in the [[electrical:​solar:​charge_controller|charge controller]]))
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 +**PWM controllers** will make [[electrical:​solar:​pwm_tweaking|most power during Absorption]] when voltage is highest. ​ Wait until current demand falls low enough that your loads will not affect Absorption. ​
  
  
electrical/solar/nonessential.txt · Last modified: 2020/08/08 08:54 by frater_secessus