This blog is about our travels in our solar powered "Airstream" and living off grid, in our passive solar home, near Bancroft, Ontario, Canada.

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Tuesday 4 February 2014


We have a problem................. No power.

Lots of sun on the solar panels but no power to our batteries. What could be the problem? I checked the monitor and it showed no power going in and 4.4 amps going out. This shouldn't be happening on a sunny day.

Fortunately our supplier Mike is close by and one phone call and he had the problem solved.

The inverter has two breaker switches on the side and for some unknown reason the breaker controlling the flow of power from the panels to the batteries had tripped. Once we turned it back on the energy flowed as expected and our batteries were back to being charged.

Great to have Mike so close and so helpful. If you are considering installing solar and you live in the Bancroft area give Mike at Solar Depot a call. He knows this stuff and is glad to answer your questions.

1 comment:

  1. You might want to provide contact information for Mike at Solar Depot if he's still in business. I got a telemarketing call from somebody claiming to represent Solar Depot in Erin, Ontario but web domains are for sale and phone numbers reach other companies.