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Old 02-29-2012, 11:51 PM
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About the motor speeding up. I explained a little of this in my initial post, but here goes.

What I have found is that when I put a load on the motor it puts the system "out of balance" which causes batts one and two to drain much, much faster than they should. When you add a load to battery three, the motor will speed up. Wait a while and see what more than five minutes. If the load you have put on battery three puts the system back into balance, within that five minutes the motor will speed up AGAIN (a second time) without you having done ANYTHING. (I said this in my very first post---go look)

When I'm trying to balance the loads I first put a load on the motor, then add a load to battery three and the motor will speed up, wait five minutes, add another small load and the motor will speed up, wait five minutes, add another small load and the motor will speed up. When the motor suddenly speeds up again (twice after only adding one load), I know I am in that 'zone" where nothing is drawn out of batts one and two, and I can continue to add loads to batt three until it drops out of that zone (and the motor slows down). This is the hard part though. You added a load so the motor sped up, which makes it difficult to know if adding the load really slowed down the motor. You need to add LIKE loads, so that you know how much the motor SHOULD have sped up. (either through listening, or rpm's) If it didn't, then you have two choices...reduce the load on batt three back to where it was, or increase the load on the motor. You want the motor to operate in that "zone" which is where all the magic happens. You lose voltage out of the two primaries until you get there, and you lose voltage out of the primaries when you leave there, but while you are there, it's Christmas every day. If you want to be able to run LARGE loads off of battery three, you need to do it while in the zone. But it is a balancing act, and it takes PATIENCE. So once you are in the zone, keep track of what the load on the motor was and what the load on battery three was. Then it is easy to get back into the zone. You keep seesawing back and forth, increasing the loads on the motor and then battery three until you have built up to the point that you are putting out the amount of power off battery three that you want to put out consistently (enough to run your inverter steadily), and hopefully that is within the limits of the ability of your particular motor to keep accelerating. I hope this makes some sense. At that point you are getting steady power out of the inverter, your primaries are lasting a really, really long time before having to rest, and you have the power from the motor for free.

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Last edited by Turion; 03-01-2012 at 12:10 AM.
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