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electrical:solar:status [2022/02/27 13:37]
frater_secessus [afternoon]
electrical:solar:status [2022/02/27 13:41]
frater_secessus [Is my solar working?]
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-This page is to help solar beginners tell what their system is doing without special equipment.  The info here is oriented to typical 12v systems with lead-acid battery banks.  Folks running other battery chemistries or nominal voltages are assumed to already know what they're doing.  :-)+This page is to help solar beginners tell what their system is doing without special equipment.  A [[electrical:12v:battery_monitor|battery monitor]] can be extremely useful but we can tell a great deal without it.  The info here is oriented to typical 12v systems with lead-acid battery banks.  Folks running other battery chemistries or nominal voltages are assumed to already know what they're doing.  :-)
  
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-**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. 
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