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Post by Claytaa on Wed May 13, 2015 6:19 pm

Hi folks,
May be a daft question but on my Bourton with an 80 size panel I can see no sign of any input on the control panel. Does this mean it's not working or do the batteries have to drop to a certain level before the panel kicks in? It had been a sunny day in the High Peak today, rare I know. Cheers for any advice.
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Post by -mojo- on Wed May 13, 2015 10:57 pm

Assuming you are not connected to a mains hookup and have no load connected, you should see the battery voltage rise significantly higher than its normal resting voltage.

On mine (with a 100W panel) the leisure battery rises to a little over 14V when the panel is in full sunlight. The normal resting voltage of my leisure battery is between 12.6 and 12.8V.
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Post by ajrm on Thu May 14, 2015 11:36 pm

I have 110 watts of solar panels and generally get a reading off the control panel that fluctuates from 0 up to 2 or 3 amps when on hook up and the batteries are fully charged. I might have to wait a minute or more but the reading will come up now and again. When no power is connected, I get a steadierreading as the batteries voltage starts to drop. Even in torrential rain today, I got a steady .7 Amps showing.
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Post by Claytaa on Fri May 15, 2015 12:00 am

With no power connected and on a sunny day I am not getting a reading so it appears there must be a fault. Thanks for the advice, much appreciated.
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Post by artheytrate on Fri May 15, 2015 9:14 am

Here in Benidorm my 90watt panels have shown up to 5.2 amps.

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Post by Claytaa on Wed May 20, 2015 7:38 pm

Been into dealer today, they were informed by Sargent that the E480 panel required recaliberation. This has been done and all now appears ok.
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