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Reply #280 - Oct 30th, 2019 at 8:23am

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On the last couple of trips we have used our 45ltr fridge freezer, as a freezer for our frozen foods.
I have been doing this as a test, as if we go away for longer trips where I need to keep frozen food for a week or so I needed to know how the batteries will last with the solar we already had.
So after testing running the two fridges, and my cpap machine at night, I have now added a extra 160w solar panel into the system.
I might have to upgrade the solar regulator at some time as well as if all the panels were running at maximum output the unit might be the limiting factor.
I think something along these lines might be the go for me.

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/EPEVER-10A-20A-30A-40A-MPPT-Solar-Charge-Controller-...


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Reply #281 - Oct 30th, 2019 at 8:38am

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How many amph do you have in your battery storage John.?
 

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Reply #282 - Oct 30th, 2019 at 11:28pm

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Aart from memory 400 amph, charged it floats a little over 13v, it normally will drop to around  12.8
(90%) over night, but back to full charge well before midday.
The extra fridge dropped it a bit more 12.6v over night and took longer to bring it back to full charge..
 
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Reply #283 - Oct 30th, 2019 at 11:30pm

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I use this chart for my battery storage.
 
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Reply #284 - Oct 31st, 2019 at 8:14am

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Not seen that chart before.
Very handy.
Thanks John.
 

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Reply #285 - Oct 31st, 2019 at 9:11am

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Hi John
Yes also thanks for the chart.
your set up looking great
I have my caravan full time in the sun
Solar readings are usually showing between 13.2 - 13.8 Shocked

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Reply #286 - Oct 31st, 2019 at 10:51am

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When charging I also get well over 13v, that is normal as far as I know.
 
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