Re: Solar Panel and Battery recommendations?
What I mean by "battery runs down" is that the transition from green to green yellow, yellow and then yellow red has seemed to get faster over these 1st few months of use. One overnight with only fridge on level 1 overnight sometimes shows the triplite to be on yellow/red already when I get, were it use to take 2 nights of use, when I first bought it.
11.5 volts with fridge on triplite showing yellow/red. 12.0 volts with fridge off triplite showing green/yellow. I have a 2.7cf Norco.
I have the triplite 2000W inverter, AGM battery, sure power battery seperator, inteli-power 9100 computer controller. I didn't take the battery housing apart so don't know other specifics of the battery. 2 batteries for the diesel engine.
I wish I could plug into shore power more frequently to keep good stage 2 charging but can only do this maybe a couple days a month, since my currently living situation. Which I haven't done the last few months since I didn't know how important until I started researching about my battery problems.
I know that solar panels want help in the garage but would think when the SMB is bathing in the sun at the hiking/climbing, camp, safeway etc that it would get some 8-9 hours of charge durning the summer while out and about. I thought this might help the health of my battery? and possibly make up some of the watts used.