I was running on half of my solar panels and the schedule 24 deep cycle battery that came with the camper (el-cheapo). I turned on the fridge (electric) along with the movie playing and it was pulling 210 watts or so. I was just running at test to make sure everything was wired fine and I could at least watch a movie. I thought I was going to run the battery down and the inverter would kick off since I had a cheap battery hooked up for the test. Surely not enough juice for all this by itself.
I got two fire extinguishers ready just in case I had problems with wiring or otherwise, hooked everything up and started watching a movie. After watching two movies back to back (Skyfall and Rise of the Planet of the Apes) I check temps by putting my hand on the controller, cables, inverter, and battery. Everything was cool to the touch. Not even warm. So.... Trying to make sure I can run like this without giving it a thought. Questions though.
Running like this is ok?
Was the battery the power source or both it and charge controller?
If the charge controller is supplying power is it providing the majority of it?
If both was supplying the inverter which would supply more?
Can I run much more during the day while the inverter is supplying power?
System (when fully in place):
- 4 x 145 watt panels 24v @ 14 amps
- Morningstar MPPT 60 charge controller
- Xantrex 1000 watt pure sign wave inverter
- 2 x 130 AH Trojan SCS225 (260 AH Total)