Friday, April 13, 2018

Systems test for charging capabilities

As we prepare to leave the docks (finally!) we're testing all systems.  We intentionally turned off all battery charging capabilities until we were down sufficiently to test the generator and solar. Generator ran fine for the 30 minutes we used it then we turned that off and went to solar. We recently added panels and now sit at an even kilowatt, or 1,000 watts. As we approach sunset tonight we are about break even on solar input / usage (+3a) and down 70 amps still which means we generated 255 amps today plus whatever we used since 1030, call it 8 amps an hour so 64 amps so we made 320 amps total today and I didn't even turn the solar on until 1030!!!