solar power and amps etc

Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by ShiftZZ, Jun 21, 2012.

  1. ShiftZZ

    ShiftZZ Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2008
    Messages:
    19,821
    Likes Received:
    35,885
    Location:
    Leicestershire
    this is typed on kindle

    right i have two solar panels and the meter shows me how many watts etc going in there is also an i.batt setting which at the mo is reading five point six amps. what does that mean ?
     
  2. Munchie

    Munchie Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2007
    Messages:
    8,529
    Likes Received:
    11,669
    Location:
    Champagnac-La-Riviere
    That is what your panels are producing at this moment in time per hour. You can see it drop when (if) it clouds over or goes up when in full sun at midday. With two 80w panels I have had it up to 9 amps. :thumb:
     
  3. ShiftZZ

    ShiftZZ Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2008
    Messages:
    19,821
    Likes Received:
    35,885
    Location:
    Leicestershire
    now reading 13.3 amp
     
  4. Munchie

    Munchie Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2007
    Messages:
    8,529
    Likes Received:
    11,669
    Location:
    Champagnac-La-Riviere
    OK perhaps on your regulator it may show what you are using as well? :Smile:
     
  5. ShiftZZ

    ShiftZZ Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2008
    Messages:
    19,821
    Likes Received:
    35,885
    Location:
    Leicestershire
    that should have been 12.2 now 12.9
     
  6. Bushtrekker

    Bushtrekker Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2012
    Messages:
    253
    Likes Received:
    120
    Location:
    Cannock, Staffs
    Aires guides source.

    I'm off to France a week on Monday and need to get hold of an Aires guide. Am I likely to be able to pick one up from Stratford, or would I be better going the mail order route, in which cas where can I order one from?
     
  7. Munchie

    Munchie Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2007
    Messages:
    8,529
    Likes Received:
    11,669
    Location:
    Champagnac-La-Riviere
    I will retire gracefully and leave it to an expert. :cry:
     
  8. eddievanbitz

    eddievanbitz Trader - Funster

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2007
    Messages:
    3,542
    Likes Received:
    10,992
    Location:
    Taunton Somerset
    Morning ShiftZZ, How many watts is your panel rated at?

    if you divide the wattage by the nominal voltage (say 12 volts DC (battery) if will tell you how many amps your system is capable of in a perfect world.

    To make life easy: if you had a 12watt panel on a motorhome with 12 volt system you would be charging at 1 amp.

    So a 120watt panel in the same situation would be able to charge your batteries at 10 amps.

    There are lots of other variables that don't really matter to 90% of us and only complicate matters!

    Cheers

    Eddie
     
    • Like Like x 1
  9. pepper386

    pepper386 Funster

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2010
    Messages:
    116
    Likes Received:
    74
    Location:
    where ever we park up
    this is typed on kindle

    Hi just want to en-quire what kindle you are using & can you get emails on it

    regards
    tony
     
  10. ShiftZZ

    ShiftZZ Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2008
    Messages:
    19,821
    Likes Received:
    35,885
    Location:
    Leicestershire
    why did you post that on this thread?

    the topic was solar power and amps!

    suggest you start a new thread unless you want to sell an rv
     
    • Like Like x 1
  11. ShiftZZ

    ShiftZZ Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2008
    Messages:
    19,821
    Likes Received:
    35,885
    Location:
    Leicestershire


    kindle 3g

    yes
     
  12. pepper386

    pepper386 Funster

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2010
    Messages:
    116
    Likes Received:
    74
    Location:
    where ever we park up
    thanks
    are your solar panels free standing or fixed to your roof as we are looking as which ones to get
    regards
    tony
     
  13. Diabalo

    Diabalo Funster

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2007
    Messages:
    1,966
    Likes Received:
    379
    Location:
    Rochester
    Should I pinch the tops off my tomato plants before going to France tomorrow
     
    • Like Like x 3
  14. ShiftZZ

    ShiftZZ Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2008
    Messages:
    19,821
    Likes Received:
    35,885
    Location:
    Leicestershire

    2 x 80w anf its hot here currently 12.5 amp
     
  15. ShiftZZ

    ShiftZZ Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2008
    Messages:
    19,821
    Likes Received:
    35,885
    Location:
    Leicestershire
    When coming to France bting sll your own water and toilet paper. Empty the shed and sell the kidd. Get a good pair of underpants.



    Yrs pinch the tops off your toms. Turn your freezer ofg.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  16. Wildman

    Wildman Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    May 30, 2008
    Messages:
    15,458
    Likes Received:
    8,598
    Location:
    Ilfracombe, Devon
    Dane only pinch the tops off your tomato plants if that plant has set at least 5 trusses of fruit, but really depends how long you are away for after all it will only delay ripening if you leave the tips in and that may be a good thing. Only just had flowers appear on my toms, very poor this year.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  17. ShiftZZ

    ShiftZZ Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2008
    Messages:
    19,821
    Likes Received:
    35,885
    Location:
    Leicestershire
    18.6 amps
    32`c
    sunny
    no rain
    blue skies


    bliss .

    munchie you were right
     
  18. Munchie

    Munchie Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2007
    Messages:
    8,529
    Likes Received:
    11,669
    Location:
    Champagnac-La-Riviere
    Has to be what you are using as no way can you get that off 2x80w panels he he.

    BTW 4 cups does not like me being right!!! :cry:
     
  19. ShiftZZ

    ShiftZZ Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2008
    Messages:
    19,821
    Likes Received:
    35,885
    Location:
    Leicestershire
    the only thing on at the mo is my phone charging.

    dont you just love fourcups
     
  20. ShiftZZ

    ShiftZZ Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2008
    Messages:
    19,821
    Likes Received:
    35,885
    Location:
    Leicestershire
    pumping in 254 w
     
Loading...

Share This Page