I would not have made the switch had the declining battery capacity not reared its ugly head.JRHill wrote: ↑Thu Oct 15, 2020 11:29 amMr Raysun, I couldn't be happier for your initial reactions to the new batteries. I thought I had heard that they backed off a bit from the warranty requirements I expressed some time back. From the current warranty doc it seems they have backed off from the system designer part with the documentation. But they still require a licensed electrician's ID/#. Ironically, they don't require that the electrician can demonstrate skills in RE systems. So what is verified are codes, wire sizes, connections, etc.. Gosh, haven't we seen examples of local electricians screwing up a system. But the wire was right!
I try to look at it from both sides. At the same time my 'ol bank is making the genset fire off three times a day - it should be once per day. But the gas is cheaper than batteries at this time. At the same time L16re-A or B's are hard to get Dang. This battery thing just keeps getting further into the woods. And, duh, that's where we live.
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I take the battery warranty with a grain of salt, a whole shovel-full of salt, actually. There's plenty of ways for the manufacturer to say "Not our fault", and if it got down to that, it would be an expensive argument to win.
If they want a licensed electrician to "certify" the install, then so be it. I'll have my electrician look over my work (everything to the left of AC OUT) and make sure it's copacetic with his work (everything to the right of AC OUT).
I'm documenting my part, and can show every aspect of sizing, siting, and operation exceeds their requirements.
I'm keeping my part of the bargain.
In the end, it comes down to the good will, and longevity, of the vendor.