My second battery is on its way. I have a few questions and thanks in advance for your answer.
Do I have to shut down the combo AC500 and B300s before adding the new battery or I can add the second one while the combo is up and running with loads and input from solar?
Do I need to make sure both batteries have the same SOC before adding the new one to the system?
In order to take one battery for camping once awhile: Is it possible to put the battery on top of the AC500s? Pictures I see have the battery under and I am wondering if the AC500 can hold the B300s weight.
I found out pretty quick that one battery just didn’t cut it. It’s not the battery’s fault; it’s that I use way more power than I realized. I have power to spare in the daytime from 2kw solar panels, but nightime use already has me thinking about a 3rd battery. During the night the app shows me down to 30% at 4am with 4-5 hours to go before the panels kick in. Sucks living in a valley.
I bit the bullet and just now bought a 3rd B300s.
I experimented with an old 8000 btu window A/C and I can’t believe how well it cools my well-insulated house during the day, but I have to shut it down around 5:30 pm so I’ll enough power at night. Hence the need for more battery power.
With another 120 degree Vegas summer just starting, I plan to use the window A/C to put a big dent in a normally $200 to $300 bill.
I fully expect NVEnergy to replace my meter thinking it’s defective:astonished: