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PCs, especially cheap PCs, have pretty big power supplies. The "850 watt" power supply actually draws over 1200 watts. It sounds like your PC is simply too much for the system. It may be necessary to downsize the PC, maybe get rid of performance video cards, get a smaller power supply, etc. One of the "micro-PCs or a Mac Mini would be a great ...


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That "free" wire is actually a bit of a millstone around your neck in your situation The problem with your "free" 4/0 wire and quadruplex (4/0-4/0-4/0?-4) is that it's somewhat too large for the job at hand. You see, devices like breakers, switches, and panels can't accept arbitrarily large wires for simple reasons of physical space, ...


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There's no magic here. Plenty of engineering, though. Yes, the inverter output needs to be greater than your peak load. Not only that, your battery bank size needs to be adequate that the peak load is not exceeding the battery bank charge drawdown rate. Hint, yours is not - you're contemplating drawing over 100 amps at 24 volts off a 200AH battery, or C/2 - ...


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