The word it out.. We can now go out.. just not out-out!. CRT have responded to the announcement on Sunday and have extended the movement dispensation another 2 weeks.. So we need to stay put!
So, were going to be in the Rugby area for a little while longer yet. Probably not a bad thing.. as if we did need to start moving, chances are there are no marina’s open – so where would we get fuel etc from!
But.. We are now allowed to make car journeys – so it’s time for me to do a DC run to Slough which has been planned for Thursday.
There is one thing though – at least the Sun’s out, and the Solar is happy running the washing machine.. yes we need to fire up the engine just to get it over the heating phase.. but that’s not long, and once that’s done, turn it off again and let the solar panels do the rest!
I haven’t installed the battery monitor yet.. so these two will have to do.. for those that don’t understand whats going on.. the one display you cant see is the inverter.. that’s delivering 2.5A to the washing machine.. there is 30A coming in from the solar (the most the controller will put out).. and the EFOY (fuel cell) is the reading at the batteries (as its still on standby)..
All in all.. when the washer is on and during a spin (with the engine off).. it does take what the solar can give, plus a bit more from the batteries.. hence why the battery reading is 12.3V at the fuel cell.. and 13.3V at the solar controller.. ( when the washers off, there’s usually a 0.2v difference between the two)
Eventually, it will level out, and the solar will re-charge the batteries once the washer calms down and pulls less through the inverter.