Don't you just love looking at the output of an MPPT controller that's converting volts to amps.
50 amps per hour is great Frank, and I'm quite sure it's significantly more than your consumption.
Just remember that the US/Canadian exchange rate is about 1.275 to 1 right now, so you're not going to get as much sunshine up there as you will down here.
Frank B said:OK, the preliminary figures are in. 50.7 amps on a relatively clear day with the sun just past solar noon, which is just about optimal for the way my trailer is parked at the moment.
I compromised by paralleling the solar controller to the converter, and thereby using the factory wiring to transmit the power to the battery bank from the converter. This is about a 20' run. The coach wiring is #6 wire where it connects to the converter, but appears to be lighter gauge where it connects to the batteries. I'm sure I could improve the performance if I rewired with #2 or heavier, but that is not in the cards at the moment. This was never about chasing maximum efficiency, but more about pragmatism.
With that said, however, I am QUITE pleased with just over 50 amps at this latitude (51 degrees) in August on a day where the air is still somewhat filled with thin smoke from the forest fires burning in the province to the west of us.
I consider the project a success at this point. Now I hope we can go south this year and park it in the desert for a few weeks and enjoy it all! ;D
Yep... Bill is a generous guy, which reminds me... Thanks again for the filter Bill. I really appreciate it! And if you ever accidentally buy the wrong batteries, like maybe 800 AHs of lithium batteries, please offer them to me first.Frank B said:You are amazing!