What Size Generator to Run an Air Conditioner
Air conditioners make a huge difference in comfort when the power is out. Having a backup generator that can run your AC is an important consideration. Air conditioners come in many sizes and power capacities. Choosing the right one will take a bit of research and some math. As a general rule, you should choose […]
What Happens to Solar Power When Batteries Are Full?
Off-grid solar systems usually have solar panels connected to a charge controller connected to a bank of batteries. Solar power systems can be set up in several configurations. The traditional off-grid system has solar panels, charge controller, battery monitoring system, and batteries. The solar panels collect the energy and pass it through the charge controller […]
Can I Leave a Solar Trickle Charger on All the Time?
Solar trickle chargers are designed to keep batteries in infrequently used vehicles or batteries. Trickle chargers do not generally produce enough energy to overcharge a battery, but if you will not have access to check on your battery, place a solar charge controller between the trickle charger and the battery. Trickle chargers tend to produce […]