Originally Posted by HomeyClown
I thank you for your information. For some reason I thought since I had an inverter I had to feed the inverter the solar output, I didnt know you could just attach the output of the solar controller to the bank where the inverter is tied. During this testing out of my existing system I have found that my fan does not work inside my inverter and will have to be addressed. I was looking for an inverter that took solar input but didnt locate one. Thats because thats not how you do it. I have after the videos linked figured out that you cannot just "toss some panels on the roof", the panels are the cheapest part of the game. Its the controllers and other parts that can eat your lunch. I was trying to figure out how long i need to charge my battery from the generator. I think I can charge the bank in an hour which maths out to 5 bucks vs a 300 dollar mppt controller and hardware to mount the panes. Still trying to figure it out since I cannot just on demand drain my bank. Thanks again!
Solar is not cheap ,, RV Solar can get pricey ... Alot depends on you needs..
I started with with 2 100 wat panels just to top off 2 batteries many when stored.. Then I added 2 more and then a 5th.. 500 watts that is all my entry 30A controller likes,, as I can pop 25-28A back in the batteries . 300Ahr with a 90-140 avg daily use.. I can get by on a sunny day... Still I have close to $1000 invested with panels, controller, wiring, mounts, sealer, fused, etc etc
I am on my 4th year with it and this will be the last for the 3 FLA batteries.. so time to invest .. they had a prior year without solar.