trekhard Posted May 28, 2021 Share Posted May 28, 2021 Hello friends, I have been watching videos about electricity and batteries, but I had zero electrical knowledge until 2 days ago. Right now I have a very basic understanding of what volts, amps, and watts are. 1) Do we keep lithium batteries clean the same way as regular batteries (baking soda etc) 2) How do batteries have cycles if you are using it and recharging it at the same time? 3) Is there a video that shows our system (I can't find one) and what we need to know for safety and use? 4) My understanding is that you use (lead) batteries down to about 50% then recharge. Is Lithium the same way? 5) We only need to discharge the battery to 50% if we are going to store, not for everyday (P 64 of manual)? Why? 6) How do we disconnect so that it's not charging but is still usable to discharge it to 50% as directed. 7) How do we measure the watts our stuff is using, like lights? 😎 How do we know the watts ALL of our stuff is using when plugged in together, like charging cell phones and computer and running lights and awning at same time? 😎 some people are saying they leave a "trickle charger" going when in storage. Can we do that with the cover on? And if they want batteries at 50%, how do you do that? Also do you get a smaller panel to do this? Please explain this. I don't understand what the inverter does, and I don't understand what runs on A/C or D/C. Things to learn this week.... I do not have the Ollie yet to see the system so just trying to figure this out before we get it. Thanks! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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