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Inverter connected lights and fans are not working when main on [closed]

The problem is when the main on all application that are connected via the inverter stop working. Inverter is charging and when the power off it's working fine. Inverter Model: EXIDE 850 DSP PSTUPS(M) ...
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What is the Gauge of Wire commonly used for inverter for domestic purpose?

Inverter for lighting, fans, 6A sockets and TV.(200w - 300w) 5 rooms(12ft x 13ft) 7 bulbs (15w/20w) 5 6A sockets 1 TV 2 ceiling fans Estimated wire requirement is about 200metres (includes both live ...
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How does an inverter use excess solar capacity to charge a DC connected battery?

Given the following home solar setup: 10KW of solar panels 5KW (Fronius Gen24) inverter 10KWH DC attached battery And it is a sunny day with the potential of generating a full 10WK from the solar ...
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Miniumum optimal solar panels MPPT Range vs Max

I have installed a Growatt SPF 3000TL HVM-48 PV Off-grid Inverter with a 3.5KW battery at my mother-in-law. I want to get a few panels to keep the tv, internet and lights on and when abundant, can ...
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Is oil normally this dirty after a 5-hour break-in period of a small inverter generator?

I bought a small inverter generator, filled it with SAE10-30 oil that shipped with it, taking care to check with the dipstick several times so as not to overfill it (though it did take the full bottle)...
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Was my inverter damaged during testing?

Can a Sun Gold, model LFPV10KW, solar inverter be damaged if one or both of these things are done: the inverter's terminals are shorted together while attaching the 220amp battery to the inverter. ...
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Borehole system running on inverter

3kVA 240V inverter and three gel batteries 100Ah 12V. And I am only running my borehole system 1st pump .38kW, 2nd pump .75kW. The inverter lasts for five mins then goes off because of low battery.
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Proper torque specs and cleaning busbar and lug connections

I have 4 stud M8 (5/16”) Bus bars which connects 4/0 and 3/0 copper lugs from the LiFePo4 batteries (2.5 kWh) and Inverters 2.6 kW split phase off-grid). I wanted to know what can I use to clean the ...
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Off Grid Solar System - 250 amps of Inverter capacity - What load center do I use?

I have four Sol-Ark 15k inverters (Although I'd like to size things so that I have room to add more in the future if needed). Each inverter can supply up to 62.5 amps of continuous power. So 62.5 ...
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Are Marbonite tiles good electrical insulator

I know whenever we handle Circuit breaker or Main Supply lever at home. We have to wear a footwear which is non-conductive and insulated glove. My question is , As far as I'm aware a tile which is not ...
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How to remove inverter board from refrigerator?

I'm troubleshooting my fridge and I'd like to remove the inverter board. The problems is that I can't extract it because other immobile parts are in the way. It seems that the factory inadvertently ...
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Interlock for GE PowerMark plus subpanel [closed]

I have a GE TL412R1P subpanel and would like to use a 70 amp breaker for the inverter and another 30 amp for the generator as transfer switch to either accept power from a 30 amp max split phase power ...
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Does an air conditioner's fan use more power on Max than on Auto?

I have an inverter air conditioner unit. I usually set it on 26°C, to save energy consumption. I live in a really hot area (it's 34°C right now (~93°F), in the middle of the night). My questions is ...
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Help understanding grid tie inverters with limiters [closed]

Wondering if someone can answer some questions for me about my ideal solar setup. Background - I'm looking to tinker with adding some solar piecemeal ( I know I'm better off getting all identical ...
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Bypassing an inverter using manually operated switch

I am in the design process phase of a home project where I will be adding a hybrid solar inverter and battery storage into my home setup. We will not be connecting a solar PV array. The goal is to ...
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Solar-electric system not generating rated power

I bought a solar PV system a couple of months ago. It has 11 410-watt panels for a total of 4.5 kW. The first month it was cloudy and never generated over 3.2 kW of power. Now that it's been bright ...
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Can micro inverters be fooled to feed back-up when grid is down?

I have a small roof that barely fits 12 panels, a row of 8 in portrait on top, and a row of 4 in landscape below. The 4 will get some shadow on the bottom for about 4 months of the year, so they would ...
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Does an off-grid solar inverter need to be UL listed?

I'd like to put some solar panels near my house and power a small sub panel with a few key circuits. Like the fridge and freezer. The idea is to reduce my electrical bill, and have some power to use ...
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Is it safe to plug 110v outlet to inverter input, and inverter output to the inletbox

I have installed the 10 breakers transfer switch, so if the power is out I can just connect the generator to the inlet box. I dont want to disturb my neighbors at night so I am planning to install ...
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Should an inverter heat pump be sized according to the conventional AC unit it replaces?

A split conventional AC needs to be replaced due to age. The current AC is 48K BTU (4-ton). If replaced with an inverter heat pump, should it be sized with a 48K BTU unit? Or should it be sized with ...
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Solar inverter output protection breaker

I have a solar inverter. Previously I would just assume the line and pull it through required single phase breakers in the distribution box. But I have noticed that both lines have voltage to ground. ...
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How do I avoid overcharging the inverter battery and keep it healthy [closed]

I have installed the Luminous Inverter Battery (lead acid) as power back up for essential electrical appliances at home. There is not much electricity cut. I just want to be sure that I'm not ...
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My new inverter has an unusual power output. Will it harm ordinary appliances to use the output described?

A recently purchased 12 volt to 120 volt pure sine wave inverter produces to a standard 3 hole 15 amp receptacle, 2 hot legs of 60 volts each with 120 volts measured across them. The third leg of the ...
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Can I Change The 240V Coming Into the Main Panel To 2 120V Panels?

I have a generator that has a 240V plug which connects to the main house panel via 8/3 Romex (Black, Red, White, Ground). The generator has two 30A breakers on it. Can I split that wire coming into ...
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Can I Still Use 2nd Hot Wire In Panel If I Rewired Panel For 120V? [closed]

I'm working on a cabin that only has electricity supplied to it from a generator room outside the house. The wire coming into the house was 8/3 with the 2 hots going to separate sides of the panel and ...
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Will higher BTU A/C inverter not work in room that needs 18K BTU?

I currently have a 12,000 BTU TGM A/C inverter in my room. Whenever a technician goes for maintenance, they tell me that a 12k BTU is too small, based on size. I haven't changed it because it worked ...
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Can an inverter be supplied by a battery with lower AH than required for designed VA?

I'm looking to provide backup power to a home CCTV system. The PoE switch has a maximum rated dissipation of 78W. Each camera draws a peak of 7W. Since each camera is powered by the PoE, I assume the ...
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How I connect my solar panels with a solar inverter?

I have six solar panels with a voltage of 37.4V, with 17.39A and seven solar panels of voltage 42.8V with 11.69A. My solar inverter supports a maximum voltage of 500V and maximum current 100A. I just ...
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Automatic Timer Solar Cutoff

My inverter insists on trying to get the last few rays, even when the inverter is really seeing 0A. With the lithium battery things are worse, in that the custom "back to grid" settings are ...
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Where would a transformer be installed for a Tesup wind turbine? [closed]

2 months ago I ordered the New Tesup 5k Wind Turbine, and the Matching Charge Controller along with a Delta 5k Grid Tie inverter. I received and installed it 8 weeks ago. I've previously worked as ...
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inverter, air conditioning, electricity savings

Having two AC units of the same BTU and EER, one inverter one non-inverter, is my understanding correct that the inverter unit will still run on less power than the non-inverter unit only due to less ...
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On-Delay, Under and Overvoltage Relay, Contactors AC-7a & AC-7b, Relay - Contactor compatibility, RCCB rated current higher than operational current

Background I live in Indonesia, the voltage for residential buildings ranges from 220 V to 230 V, I need help with the installation of the Schneider products. Here is the link to the thread about the ...
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How to connect a whole-house battery?

I've been curious about installing a small home battery (4 - 7 kWh) to take advantage of time-of-use (TOU) billing. The idea is that the battery charges from the grid off-peak and then the home ...
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Is there any downside I need to know when I add new solar panels to existing ones?

I currently have about 12 LG solar panels installed on my roof. They only produce about 3kwh at peak sunlight condition even though they are nominally a 4kwh system. It is because of my house's ...
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Battery backup for 5HP VFD-driven well pump

I have a 5HP well pump that's paired to a Franklin Electric SubDrive Connect VFD - the unit converts input 240VAC single-phase into three-phase power (30hz-60hz). I'd like to put a battery backup in ...
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Inverter switches to fault when sun emerges from cloud

My solar setup consists of 3x270 watt panels, a charge controller, a battery and an inverter. It has mostly worked fine for many years, but I've found that the inverter faults when the sun comes out ...
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How should I ground a shop and a house who both have 2 breaker boxes? One fed by the grid and the other a solar inverter

As the title states, I have a house and a shop both with 240 feeders coming from the grid. I have solar panels and a solar inverter in the shop. The solar inverter is powered by panels, a 48v ...
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How do I ground an AC inverter in a RV?

I am working on installing a Victron Energy Phoenix Inverter 800VA into my little teardrop RV. I am doing something men just don't do, I read the Victron Energy Phoenix Inverter manual! Appendix A ...
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Wiring an inverter into an RV using an contactor (AC Relay)

I am working on installing a DC to AC inverter (Victron Energy Phoenix 800VA) in my little teardrop RV such that the Inverter powers ALL the AC ports when it is turned on. The objective is to have it ...
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Flickering lights in house when Inverter switches mode

Question: Is it normal to experience flickering of all lights in the house during the interval that the inverter switches between battery and grid source output modes? The flickering occurs even ...
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Second hand SolarEdge 10000H-US Grid tied inverter

My question is how I can safely test whether this inverter is functioning. It requires dc optimizers and I haven't purchased them yet but before I go too far purchasing compatible optimizers, I want ...
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Protecting high-capacity inverters

We have a 5 KVA home inverter. The weather, winds and rains, often causes power outages and fluctuations. Our problem is mostly with the surge has damaged our inverters a few times the most recent ...
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Inverter switches off powering as soon its unplugged from mains

I have a Su-Kam shiny 850 model inverter which powers my home appliances when there's a power outage or if I switch off the mains that supplies power to the inverter. However whenever I unplug the ...
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How to stop inverter from charging battery using grid power and charge battery using only solar panels?

I recently installed solar charge controller and solar panels to the inverter battery system. Here inverter also contains battery charger and other components. So now instead of connecting inverter ...
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Room lights flickering when I connect my laptop through inverter

I am using amaron 880v inverter with 1500mah Tall tubular battery when I connect my laptop 130w charger then room lights are flickering then I checked with another laptop 90w charger then same lights ...
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Can I connect a normal 12 Volt 150AH C10 battery with a solar 12 volt 150AH C20 battery in series for my 24Volt solar system

I have an Exide invamaster 1500imst short tubeler normal battery of 12 volt, 150AH, C10. Now I want to connect this battery with a solar battery of 12 volt, 150AH, C20. Can I connect this normal 12 ...
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Lights start flickering on Luminous inverter when I connect my Desktop CPU

I am using luminous solar nxg 1100 solar inverter. At my home, I have 4 fans, one tv, 10 led lights, 3 laptops and a desktop. All the equipments work fine when there is main supply. If there is no ...
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Solar electric home

I want to see if my house can go completely solar. It's a small house with 240v 100A of electricity so about 24kW. I'm still new to this whole solar panel subject, this is my first time utilizing it ...
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Prototype: 12 DC car battery to power standard 120 VAC hand tools

Objective: Today I power my tools (drill, circular-saw, reciprocal saw etc.) in my shed by running a power line from my house. I wish to install solar power panels on my shed; however, before I do ...
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Battery Backup for 240V (USA) Water Well

I have a well pump. I want to build out a battery backup (and, eventually, charge the batteries with solar and, more eventually, move to solar full time). It's 1/2 horsepower on a 240v circuit. It's a ...
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