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electrical:solar:offthepanel [2019/09/28 13:59]
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electrical:solar:offthepanel [2020/01/14 12:19]
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 ====== Running loads off the panel ===== ====== Running loads off the panel =====
  
-RVers and '​dwellers ​sometimes refer to running [[electrical:​12v:​loads|loads]] //off the panel//, since these loads do not affect the battery bank's [[electrical:​depth_of_discharge|state of charge]].+RVers and '​dwellers ​speak of running [[electrical:​12v:​loads|loads]] //off the panel//;  they mean due to excess power availability the loads do not affect the battery bank's [[electrical:​depth_of_discharge|state of charge]].
  
 Mobile solar power installs are [[electrical:​solar:​status|not putting out full power all of the time]], even in direct sunlight. ​ This can happen when the batteries are charged and there are no loads on the system. ​  When power is needed the controller jumps into action and lets the panels make power again; ​ it's almost instantaneous. ​ Mobile solar power installs are [[electrical:​solar:​status|not putting out full power all of the time]], even in direct sunlight. ​ This can happen when the batteries are charged and there are no loads on the system. ​  When power is needed the controller jumps into action and lets the panels make power again; ​ it's almost instantaneous. ​
  
-This means there can be a large gap between: +This means **there can be a large gap** between: 
-  * the power the system //can// make under present conditions; and+  * the power the system //could// make under full load in present conditions; and
   * the power the system is actually making.   * the power the system is actually making.
  
 If you run your discretionary loads (charging devices, running heavy loads) [[electrical:​solar:​nonessential|when the system would otherwise be twiddling its thumbs]] you are effectively running the load off the panels. ​ Battery state of charge is not affected at all. If you run your discretionary loads (charging devices, running heavy loads) [[electrical:​solar:​nonessential|when the system would otherwise be twiddling its thumbs]] you are effectively running the load off the panels. ​ Battery state of charge is not affected at all.
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electrical/solar/offthepanel.txt · Last modified: 2020/01/14 12:20 by frater_secessus