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electrical:solar:status [2022/02/27 13:36]
frater_secessus [morning]
electrical:solar:status [2022/02/27 13:38]
frater_secessus [evening]
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 ==== morning ==== ==== morning ====
-**Are your batteries at a reasonable [[electrical:depth_of_discharge|50% state of charge]] in the morning?**((≥50% or ~12.1v for lead batts, ≥20% for Lithium))  If so, continue to Afternoon.  +**Are your batteries at a reasonable [[electrical:depth_of_discharge|state of charge]] in the morning?**((≥50% or ~12.1v for lead batts, ≥20% for Lithium))  If so, continue to Afternoon.  
  
 If not, address this issue soon because discharging too deeply will [[electrical:batterycide|damage the batteries]].  Consider these changes: If not, address this issue soon because discharging too deeply will [[electrical:batterycide|damage the batteries]].  Consider these changes:
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 ==== afternoon ==== ==== afternoon ====
-**Are your batteries starting Absorption by noon-ish** and completing Absorption by late afternoon? If so, continue to the next step.  +**Are your batteries starting Absorption by noon-ish** and completing Absorption by late afternoon?((depending on charging voltage and current Lithium may require no absorption at all to reach 100% SoC)) If so, continue to the next step.  
  
 Note:  You can tell your batteries are in Absorption because the bank will be at Vabs, the controller's absorption setpoint. Note:  You can tell your batteries are in Absorption because the bank will be at Vabs, the controller's absorption setpoint.
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 ==== evening ==== ==== evening ====
  
-**Are you hitting sundown with //at least// 12.6-12.7v((depending on your particular battery)) in your lead acid bank?**  If so, you can relax;  your system is working well enough. +**Are you hitting sundown with //at least// 12.6-12.7v((depending on your particular battery)) in your lead acid bank?**((~13.2v for LiFePO4))  If so, you can relax;  your system is working well enough. 
  
 If not, either we are not harvesting enough power or we are using too much. Stop running heavier loads when the controller can no longer hold Vfloat.  If not, either we are not harvesting enough power or we are using too much. Stop running heavier loads when the controller can no longer hold Vfloat. 
electrical/solar/status.txt · Last modified: 2022/08/09 12:11 by frater_secessus