Originally Posted by AirMiles
All that I see that is solar wiring related is yellow and green prewire. Yellow is connected correctly to positive and green is connected correctly to negative. The yellow output wire from the solar controller should have a 40 amp fuse or circuit breaker and then be connected to the positive busbar. The green output wire should be connected directly to the negative busbar. These busbars are located inside the grey box labeled ďCaution 12VDC Panel.
How many Watts of solar is on the roof? If itís factory, itís probably not enough Watts to run everything you listed without drawing down the batteries quickly. Also the Lifeline batteries do not have many Amphours, I think itís 85AH per battery which should not be drawn down past 50% or below 12.0V. Again this is not enough battery storage to run everything you listed overnight. I would suggest installing at a minimum 400W of solar. You could put 400W of solar on your existing solar controller. 600W of solar would be better, but you would need to install a Victron 100/50 SmartSolar Controller and configure the panels in series-parallel. See the Solar Show and Tell thread for further information about upgrading your solar and batteries.
A voltage meter is needed to diagnose your problem. Batteries are likely damaged. Maybe the fuse is blown. Maybe the wiring is shorted out. You need to trace the voltage from the panels to the controller and then to the fuse and busbars to see if there is a break in the lines.
Understood thanks. We got to the 12 V combine box up in the front storage. It basically has been poorly installed on the wall as the screws were no longer holding the box to the wall and it was just laying on the wires likely bouncing around on all yhe wires beneath it. Also found a yellow (looks like PV) cable not connected to anything but the wire looked to be crimped, and then found another end with a bad crimping connector. Likely the connection of the two wires.
That is as far as we got today. With the box not properly secured and the wire poorly crimped in a connection...all this could be the reason now for 2 dead batteries. We feel this is a warranty issue and would like to seek AS on new batteries, and the repairs to the box. But who knows they don't seem responsive to our finds and problems thus far.
In addition a weird find was the inverter was running while shore power was off and the Czone also noted it should be off.
The whole install up front was poorly done. The 12v
box should be better reinforced to the wall and there was a 120v outlet just sitting. On the floor of the compartment with the inverter plugged into it and not sure where the romex goes to. All the bouncing the front end gets in travel I am surprised more things are not wrong. I have found a couple of electrical install issues that AS poorly constructed. One is this 12v
combinination box and the 120v/12v fuse panel which is not properly attached and pivots from the floor connection.
I would put photos but I am not allowed for some reason to the forum with my phone.