Energy How big is yours?

Discussion in 'Off Grid Living' started by WTF Off Grid, Jul 24, 2016.

  1. WTF Off Grid

    WTF Off Grid Off Grid Since Oct 15

    My bank is 450 AH and serves us fine. I was shamed the other day by someone that felt that was inadequate.

    So, how big is your bank?
  2. Altoidfishfins

    Altoidfishfins Monkey+++ Site Supporter+

    450 AH @ 12 Volt. Of course, I'm only running a travel trailer. Under certain circumstances, I've run out of power (inverter went in to low voltage disconnect) before the sun came up. It's happened twice and it's not a very nice thing to do to batteries.

    So I guess the question is, how far are those batteries of yours discharging before the sun rises so that the solar panels can begin to assume the load and recharge them?

    The more they discharge as a percentage of their capacity before recharge, the shorter their little lives will be.
  3. techsar

    techsar Monkey+++

    1200 ah @ 12v...and growing. Low voltage disconnect is set @ 12.7v, just to keep things from going stupid :eek:
  4. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Bank #1 1200 AH @ 24Vdc
    Bank #2 800 AH @24 Vdc
    Bank #3 2400 AH @ 12Vdc
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