Discussion of OutBack Power Technologies Products
BW - Batteries are definately not used much: approx. 6 times a year for 3 or 4 days.
Q, BW: Can I equalize with the 2000W generator, this is preferable since I don't like bothering my neighbour if possible, plus takes away from the stigma of being self-sufficient.
PS, I normally charge the system with the generator in "eco-mode", The system accepts, the input, and within 30 seconds, the generator ramps up to charge and stays ramped up until the batteries are topped up. I'm not sure logistically how this happens, but when the batteries have reached full charge, my generator kicks back down to low idle. This triggers me to manually shut the generator off. I am happy with this arrangement, it's quite simple and works for me. I guess my question is that in order to equalize, would I have to by-pass some sort of factory setting which prevents the generator from ramping up after the batteries are up to full charge?
BW, A: We are in Canada, 110V. Does this change anything you recommended?
BW, Q: I'm confused by the numbers you've provided above. I've been led to believe this is a 1500AH system. I've only discharged a couple times where the system actually shut down, but it takes me roughly 12 hours charging at 45-50a to bring back up to full charge, which would make sense as the the 50% shut-down is set to -750AH.
The generator kicks down in an instant, Not sure if it's dropping load, or the system is set to reject the load once fully charged? Either way, I'm still confused about how I can run an equalize cycle when the system is rejecting the generator at full charge
How about the 2024T - Americas? I believe this is the one. I have FX manual Rev.6, dated 2004, which is the time the system was built and it references the FX2024T.
BW, A: The only picture I have is from the top, see attached.
I am not convinced I need one....can you convince me that the charge controller cannot perform the function of 'telling' , initiating and executing the equalization?
BW - I'm pretty certain temp. sensors are not installed on this system.
I've done this in the past, and yes, once the system is fully charged, I unplug and re-plug the generator, it quickly loads up and just as quick it tapers off just as you describe.....I just need to take it to the equalization step, which is the core root of my problem here.
I need a solar buddy that I can review this with a bit further, but someone who's not going to try to sell me stuff every time I walk in their store.
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