Quote from: DavidRaftery on February 06, 2023, 11:35:53 AMCaution: Do not feed the output from the GFCI receptacle to a Panel Board / Load Center where the Neutral is bonded to the Earth Ground. This will trip the GFCI."
Quote from: OlJarhead on February 05, 2023, 12:27:32 PMWhat's everyone's thoughts on increasing my 660AH 24vdc battery bank without drastically increasing the cost?
Don't want to add more batteries (Have 12 GCB's now @220AH ea) nor weight (816lbs now) but could use more AH's of course.
Lithium seems too much $$$ and needs to be warm to charge (not gonna charge em at 0F for example)....AGM's also seem pretty spendy (I may go that rought) but I can afford more than the $105ea for GCB's at Costco that are 210AH (used to have the 220's but they moved down to 210s for some reason).
Thanks in advance.
Quote from: MountainDon on February 02, 2023, 08:23:24 PMIt depends on whether or not the inverter has a bonded neutral or a floating neutral. If it has a bonded neutral then there should not be a second bond in the service panel. You can use one of these 3 led testers to check... Plug the tester into the inverter receptacle and see if the 2 "correct" lights illuminate. That would mean the inverter has a bonded neutral. That tester can also be used on a generator test and of course your home.Hi Don,
The service panel usually has a green screw inserted into the neutral buss, which will connect to the ground thru the metal case. Remove it to remove the neutral bonding; insert to bond.
I have seen an inverter be ruined by connection to a system with a service panel neutral bond.