Battery Charging Success at Last

Trimetric showing full power

  I am happy to announce that after several months of dealing with “the┬ámystery of the non functioning charge function“, I have finally solved it. Short recap: After setting all the equipment up and wiring everything, the inverter/charger would not detect any incoming AC load from the generator. A couple of days ago, when Erin…

Energy tracking achieved

Trimetric and shunt ready to install

I’ve been struggling to understand the inner workings of the life of a battery. When it’s charging per instance. How much is too much? In what amount? How often? And more. Being that battery banks are one of the most expensive parts of most off-grid systems, you better take care and know how to treat…

Energy Matters

Wood for the battery box

Captain’s log: It’s been a long while since I’ve posted anything, with good reason… I finally decided to take the plunge and relocate the batteries and do a general upgrade of the electrical system. Being that I knew next to nothing about electrical work, it became an epic battle for knowledge and power… It all…

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The bane of my existence! Can't wait till it's running...

I feel as though I’m loosing my mind! Setting up off grid energy when you are a┬álaymen requires a lot of reading. Even getting cables to connect to the batteries takes quite a while of reading and pertinent forum research. Still all is coming together. Just got my Xantrex ProSine 2 inverter/charger and will soon…