Started by Oljarhead, September 21, 2009, 02:53:09 PM
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Quote1 conductors per phase utilizing a #10 Copper conductor will limit the voltage drop to 4.81% or less when supplying 5.0 amps for 550 feet on a 120 volt system.
Quote from: OlJarhead on July 24, 2018, 10:23:07 PMWeird thing though, with the solar array offline I was getting voltage at the PV ports on the controller. Not sure how that's possible frankly since they were wired to the PV combiner box and the breaker was off and the panels were NOT wired to the terminals
Quote from: OlJarhead on August 01, 2018, 08:11:08 AMFirst test was a bust No cell coverage even where I normally have it. Wonder if the forest fire smoke has anything to do with it On the otherhand the Outback was putting out 5amps when I arrived and the Morningstar was too. Outback said "charged" not long after and stopped putting out anything to the batts while the Morningstar picked up the amps to 8amps. I found that interesting and will need to look further into the outback programming.
Quote from: OlJarhead on August 27, 2018, 07:43:24 AMSure is nice to use. Haven't tried the pine needles yet (I actually forgot about your doing that) and need to.Still no work from Generac/Energy Systems on when I will get my new controller sorta makes me worried. I need to get up there this week to check on the place and my wife and I will be up this weekend to split wood and work on the porch. Might be able to bring up some flooring too.
Quote from: MountainDon on September 02, 2018, 06:23:41 PMI've never used a Morningstar but I have used Outback FM's and Midnite charge controllers. They can be set to do absorb by time or by end amps. Does the Morningstar allow the absorb time to be programmed? If they both can be set for absorb time then they should go to float within a minute or so of each other, assuming the bulk voltage is set the same on both and they are both charging the same battery bank.
Quote from: OlJarhead on September 11, 2018, 06:53:11 PMWorking on the flooring now Can't wait to get it ready to install and took 10 days off in October to either hunt or get the darn floor in (or both).