• Diary 2018

    **Feb 2018**
    **1st** 08:40 V=12.71 :: Charge at >15V from to 11:55 to 15:35
    **2nd** 02:05 V=12.69 :: 10:00 V=12.64 :: 10:25 On charge V=15.47
    **3rd** 00:40 V=12.80 :: 09:20 V=12.72 :: Charging today
    **4th** 10:35 V=12.72 :: Charging 6hr >15V
    **5th** 07:40 V=12.69 :: Charging Float 3hr @ 15.4V :: 15:53 V=14.6 Disconnect
    **6th** 16:45 V=12.69
    **7th** 06:20 V=12.64 :: 09:05 Charge :: 09:07 V=15.92
    **8th** 16:45 V=12.67
    **9th** 08:50 V=12.61 :: 10:01 Charge V=15.45
    **10th** 08:10 V=12.72 Gone to Gavin's around midday for continuous mains charging at 14.6V for a couple of days
    **15th** 08:30 V=12.86 @ Gavin's 09:30 V=12.67 with my meter. Now permanently connected to Batt 4. Which are connected to Batts 2 and 3 and at 12:30 V-15.33

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  • Diary 2018 :: 02~Feb

    **February**
    **1st** 08:40 V=12.58 :: 17:30 V=12.7 without load with comp, router and 4w LED V=12.6
    **2nd** 02:05 V=12.71
    **3rd** 00:40 V=12.71 ::09:20 V=12.67 :: Charging
    **4th** 00:01 V=12.51 :: Charging 6hr >15V
    **5th** 07:40 V=12.71 :: Charging until 12:40 BLK/ABS/Float 2h36 at 14.5
    Changed Abs to 15.94 and Float to 15.4v
    **6th** 08:00 V=12.48 (left router on all night) :: 16:45 V=15.4 Charging 6hr >15V
    **7th** 06:20 V=12.79 :: 09:05 V=15.92 ABS (no direct sun until 9am) Used 240 watts
    **8th** 00:00 V=12.52 :: 13:30 V=14.50 @ 3A :: W=46 Y=100 :: On-line for 1 hour
    **9th** 08:20 V=12.52 :: Charged >15.4 >5 hr :: On 1.1A load for 7hr
    **10th** 08:20 V=12.67 :: Cloudy minimal charge and on load :: Moved to backup did reach ABS at new setting of 15.64V
    **11th** 00:35 V=12.73 :: 09:50 has reached new ABS at 15.64 but frequent heavy cloud and yield has dropped to 0 for a second or two.
    **12th** 00:35 V=12.73 :: 08:23 V=12.73 :: 09:02 charging @Abs at 15.63
    **13th** 00:10 V=12.81 :: 09:47 V=12.69 :: On charge
    **14th** 01:00 V=12.86 :: 09:47 V=12.74 :: 21:00 V=12.64
    **15th** 09:30 V=12.61 :: 12:30 V=15.33 :: On charge

  • 2018

    ### 2018
    **Feb 15th** Having collected Batt 2 from Gavin's where it has been on >14.5V charge for three days, I've topped up the electrolyte and permanently connected 1 and 2 together. They are currently connected to the other pair (3 and 4) and at 11:40 are charging at 15.33V

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  • Batt 4 Diary

    **1st Feb**
    08:40 V=12.82
    11:40 Connected to Batts 1 and 2. In 1 minute V=15v
    12:10 V=15.52 A=13.7(for 3xBatt)
    15:05 Disconnected
    **2nd Feb** :: 02:05 V=12.95 :: 10:00 V=12.83 :: Some charging
    **3rd Feb** :: 00:40 V=13.00 :: 09:20 V=12.87 :: Some charging
    **4th Feb** :: 10:35 V=12.87 :: Charging 6hr >15V
    **5th Feb** :: 07:40 V=12.93 :: 15.53 V=14.6 Disconnect
    **6th Feb** :: 16:45 V=12.90
    **7th Feb** :: 06:20 V=12.83 @ 0°C :: 09:07 Charge :: 09:12 V=15.92
    **8th Feb** :: 11:35 V=12.86
    **9th Feb** :: 08:50 V=12.76 Charge :: 10:01 15.45
    **10th Feb** :: 08:10 V=12.90 Change to main load battery around noon Charging low total yield 110w but did reach new absorption level fof 15.64V or 30 min
    **11 Feb** :: 00:35 V=12.69 then Charging all day
    **12 Feb** :: 08:00 V=12.60 :: 08:22 V=13.62 A=0.5 :: 08:50 Charging (Abs) 180W V=15.62
    **13 Feb** :: 00:10 V=12.47 :: 06:00 V=12.60 :: 09:47 C=A V=15.63
    **14 Feb** :: 06:00 V=12.60 :: 10:46 V=13.31 @ 0.6

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  • Inverter Detail

    Managed to retrieve an old extension lead to run a 4" angle grinder, but at 710watts the inverter cut out after 1/10th second so I'm researching inverters that will do 1Kw

    Looks like a Victron may be good especially as maybe 'Made in India'
    http://www.windandsun.co.uk/products/Inverters/Victron-Inverters/Victron-Inverters :: windandsun.co.uk/ . . . /Victron-Inverters

    VP-12/1200 Victron Phoenix 1200VA, 12V in, UK Outlet £334.32+VAT=/=£400
    Const 1000W Peak 2400W

    https://calstock.org.uk/media/blogs/elf/docs/vp12~1200.pdf vp12~1200 :: Manual and Data
    https://calstock.org.uk/media/blogs/elf/docs/vp12~1200_dim.pdf ::vp12~1200 : Dimensions

  • Diary 2018 :: 01~Jan

    **January**
    **17th** Using this alone
    **08:10** START
    **10:30** 15.54v 9A Connected Batt 2 Yield went to 14A voltage to 15.35
    **10:50** 15.58v 11.1A 190W
    **12:45** FLOAT so SET Float to 15.64 > 15.77 9.6A
    END 7 hours at 1A = 84W 12.13V
    End voltage is 12.2v at 0.4A History usage 190W See image at

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