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Old 01-14-2013, 12:07 AM   #15
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If the stereo has a subwoofer module that may be contributing - the 'embellishment' in low frequencies can look electrically almost like a direct short every time the mass being driven thumps, takes a bunch of power to charge up the system then dump power to the magnetic coil of the woofer...
Hmm. Interesting. I will try tomorrow with sub disconnected,

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Old 01-14-2013, 05:04 AM   #16
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Batteries were 100% per Victron meter. Solar was good today, and since it was in driveway, there was no draw at night.
just to confirm..... the batteries were at 100% when under the load of the heater blower?

are you only charging from the solar panels?

was the solar controller adjusted for the wet cell batteries?
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A little more testing. Last night

1. Batteries were at 100 when I turned on according to Victon monitor
2. Turned furnace on
3. Turned on TV and DVD and inverter.
4. Not playing through stereo, things were stable
5. unplugged subwoofer, played DVD through stereo things were stable
6. Plugged in subwoofer, ...still stable!!

I could not reproduce tonight either.

I noted While under bed plugging/unplugging subwoofer that the input light was green on inverter. Checking manual this denotes that the line voltage is 12v to 14v. According to victron, battery was 12.71 during load of furnace fan, lights, sub, tv, DVD, inverter, radio..all cranked. 12.77 with furnace only.

I don't know why I can't reproduce...

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Old 01-15-2013, 11:27 PM   #18
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just to confirm..... the batteries were at 100% when under the load of the heater blower?

are you only charging from the solar panels?

was the solar controller adjusted for the wet cell batteries?
Batteries were 100% at start of night. The Victon gives you a gauge as to the amount of time, and "fullness" of the batteries as well as total amps drawn at that moment as well as amps used. So during testing, I might draw a peak of 7.5 amps from all devices on, but in 30 minutes only use 3 amps or so, resulting in a 99.5% charge left on batteries. TTG varies based on all of this of course.

Currently,while in driveway, just using solar, yes.

Controller is very simple. It's a 3stage charger.,came with panel install. 30 amp version by Zamp. .. but the only switch is 14.4 or 14.7 if that is what you mean?
Current batteries are AGM

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The OP said several times he is trying to run TV and such on batteries through the factory installed Inverter while not plugged in.
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That's correct. I seem to have inconsistent results, which leads me to believe I have a bad connection somewhere.

Essentially, without shore power the inverter was shutting down when I had Television and Bluray plugged into inverter plugs AND I was running that audio atream through
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That's correct. I seem to have inconsistent results, which leads me to believe I have a bad connection somewhere.

Essentially, without shore power the inverter was shutting down when I had Television and Bluray plugged into inverter plugs AND I was running that audio stream through
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..the radio speakers. Over a few nights, results changed after plugging and unplugging subwoofer, so at the moment I am stumped.

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