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Reply #100 - May 19th, 2024 at 8:46pm

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As far as I know it is. This is our first night free camping tonight so will run it down and see how it goes tomorrow.
 

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Reply #101 - May 24th, 2024 at 8:51am

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I think I could be a victim of my own bad decision making.  I think the old saying you get what you pay for has come about

Down to 59% of SOC with my batteries this morning and with the fog cover still no charge into the batteries.  Still plenty of charge for the little lithium though.

The solar panels I bought were not expensive and I think they just are not cutting it.  I have the original 120 watt panel as well as the two 150 watts each that I added giving me 420 all up.

When new I recall 20 to 27 amps going into the battery regularly with the 30 amp MPPT controller.  Now seems to be no more than 5 amps anytime I look at it in full sun.

If I start the truck there is an immediate charge of 29/30 amps so the charger is good.

Might end up getting two good 200 watt panels and be done with it when I get home.

I know it is the panels as when I add the 200 watt folding panel I am getting up to 15 amps no problem.

Back to the drawing board.
 

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Reply #102 - May 24th, 2024 at 9:30am

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I have a couple of 200W??? solar panels here as well.
I think when I tested them around 100w is all I got from them, but when I bought them, I thought they will not be 200w just by the size. But I bought them that cheap I did not mind, but a seller should not be overrating them but they always do.
I use the trends view on my system to see just what is going on with my batteries. I set one to state of charge, and the other to amps. By then I can view multiple days, by using the minus tab. You then can press the time button .. 14.08 example, and move the screen back to see when you got max charge or when the state of charge changed.
 
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Reply #103 - May 24th, 2024 at 9:33am

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This is not of my camper it is from my off grid system I am building, it keeps the beer fridge cold. Smiley
 
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Reply #104 - May 24th, 2024 at 1:17pm

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After an hour and three quarters drive.
 

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