Solar Controller Problem?
This past weekend, I mounted my solar panel to my roof rack and made a wire with MC4 connectors on one end and the SAE connector on the other. When I plug the panel in to either the roof plug or the taillight plug, the red light on the BlueSky Solar Boost 2000E doesn't exactly blink on and off like the diagram indicates it would if the battery was fully charged, and it isn't on steadily like if it were charging. It sort of pulsates. Depressing the "Equalize" button makes it pulsate faster. When switched to display solar panel current, it shows 00.2. When switched to display output charge current, it shows 00.0. The battery voltage is usually around 12.8 but has been run down as low as 12.4 with no difference in the led or the displays. When the engine is on and the panel is plugged in and in sunlight, the red light blinks on and off and the battery voltage shows over 14.
The past few days have been cloudy and rainy, so I haven't been able to do much troubleshooting. I know that the controller is supposed to switch to a trickle charge mode once the battery is at 90% full, but if it is set to 14.0 as full, then it should have started charging when the battery was below 12.6. When I had full sun over the weekend, I measured the panel's voltage at around 20.5, but I haven't been able to test it in full sun since Saturday so I can't tell you its amperage. The panel is a brand new Kyocera KD135GX-LPU 135 Watt 12V panel. Any suggestions? Is it unusual for the Output Charge Current to be 00.0?
Steve in L.A.
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