Finished the first stage of our solar install last weekend, thought I would test it tonight.
A few pix here http://cid-a673f2d3b1d06efb.photos.l...olar%20project
Hope that works, first time I've done it.
Anyway, 3 85 watt panels on the roof, tiltable, one portable 60 watt homemade panel for shady areas or my boat battery. The 4" electrical box next to the disconnect is a home built PWM charge controller from a kit. http://www.cirkits.com/scc3/index.html
Easy for me to repair on the road, already have all the spare parts that normally go out in electronics.
So, now running the inverter and TV this evening with the Fantastic fan and several lights, for about 3 or four hours, depends on how the two new 6 volt, 232 AH Interstate batteries are doing.
Going to let the panels try to charge the batteries tomorrow, even though they are badly shaded and not tilted, just the portable will be in direct sun.
If they get it done I will be one happy boondockin' camper.
Normally on the road we ran the generator in the evening, now if we need it I guess we'll run it in the mornings to get a large amount of amps in the batteries, then let the panels top them off.
This is so fun! Feel like a kid waiting for CHRISTmas morning.
Almost have the tracking mount done for the portable panel, just got to finalize connections and encapsulate the electronic controls. I'll take a few pictures of it tracking tomorrow.