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Posted: 11/21/19 03:10pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

wfco is not a great converter. Consider replacement with something better.


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Posted: 11/21/19 03:55pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If it were me, I'd get a 12v/120v multimeter. You can get them fairly cheap, almost anywhere. I would disconnect the pos on the batt(s) and run the converter as normal, and measure the output of the converter. Then I would mesure the charge in the batts. I'd post the results here. You will get better and more focused info/diagnosis by posting the test results.

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That converter should be getting 120 volts on the AC side thus charging your batteries. Check for a tripped breaker or blown fuse.

If getting power and charging the batteries you should hear it humming.


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What is the voltage at the house battery posts when you measure it?

Have you ever checked the water levels in the batteries?


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Hey everyone. I finally figured out this issue. I was getting funky voltage on the ac side of my converter. There was an old surge protector (like the ones you see under a desk) between where the converter plugs in and the original plug. I removed it, plugged the converter directly into the outlet, and my problem was solved!! Thanks for the help. I went ahead and installed a “smart” power inverter that was suggested anyway. Pd9260c.


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Your battery will perform far better and last far longer with the 9260.


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Check the water level.

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Used batteries cost about $500 a kilowatt-hour to change to stationary storage systems, about half the cost of batteries fresh off the factory floor. That will provide an opening for solar installers to cheaply add storage space to rooftop systems until new battery expenses come down.

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Check the ground connection at investor and battery


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