The 24volts solar hybrid inverter system is always the first choice for most homes and small offices. Most 1.5kva, 2kva and 3kva inverters are configured as 24volts systems. A 24volts inverter system will naturally use a minimum of 2 units of battery. Depending on the charging current of the particular system you have, you can make use of two units of 100ah deep cycle battery or 150ah or even 200ah deep cycle battery. The bigger the capacity of the batteries, the longer they will power your load. It is important to always consider the actual charging current of your hybrid inverter. Go for a hybrid inverter with very good and efficient charging current. Make sure also that the solar charge controller is MPPT and is high enough to accommodate enough solar panels that will ensure quick and efficient charging of your batteries. A good 24volts solar hybrid inverter system with capacity of up to 2kva or above will readily power your TV, fan, lights, freezer and laptop e.t.c. We will make use the 2kva, 24volts JP2 hybrid inverter to show you how to install a 24 volts solar hybrid inverter system. The 2Kva, JP2 hybrid inverter system comes with an inbuilt 20amp charger and inbuilt 40amp MPPT solar charge controller. It will efficiently charge your batteries with both city power and power from your generator or solar.
What you need:
- You need 2 units of 12 volts battery. 200ah deep cycle battery is preferable.
- You need 24volts hybrid inverter. We will use the 2kva JP2 solar hybrid inverter. It comes with an inbuilt 40amp MPPT solar charge controller.
- Solar panels. We will use4 units of 300watt polycrystalline solar panel, since the 2kva JP2 solar hybrid inverter has a 40amp MPPT solar charge controller.
- 6mm flexible solar cable.
- Solar panel rack.
- 24volts battery equalizer
- Unpack every component and confirm that non has any physical defect.
- Position the batteries on top of a wooden surface and in a dry and well ventilated place. Label the batteries A and B.
- Use a short connecting cable to link the positive terminal of battery A to the negative terminal of battery B.
- The 2Kva JP2 hybrid inverter can be placed on top of the batteries. Behind the 2kva JP2 hybrid inverter you will see 2 cables clearly marked as positive and negative. The positive cable is red and should be fastened on the positive terminal of the battery labeled B while the negative cable should be fastened to the negative terminal of the battery labeled A.
- Kindly remember to connect the 24volts battery equalizer as showed in the manual inside the equalizer carton.
- Switch on the inverter and confirm it comes on. Also confirm it charges battery with city power and generator. Test also to make sure it gives output from the output socket.
- To install the solar panel, you must make sure you identify the best location with no shadow and with availability of sunshine all day (use the sunshine aap to determine the best position for your particular location).
- Attach the rack to the roof or the location where you wish to setup the solar panel.
- Connect the positive end of all the 4 solar panels together and then link them to the solar cable and connect the cable to the positive end of the solar charge controller positive input terminal located at the back of the 2kva JP2 hybrid inverter.
- Connect the negative end of all the 4 solar panels together and link to the negative solar cable. Then connect the cable to the negative end of the solar charge controller negative input terminal.
- turn the solar switch on.
- Make sure the solar charge indicator is on.
Enjoy you alternative power system.
- Make sure you do not overload the system.
- Make sure all the load the system will power are solar friendly and are low energy consuming appliances.
- Make sure that only essential load is connected to the system.
- Make sure you put off any equipment you are not using at any point in time. It prolongs your battery backup life.
- Make sure you make economical use of the system so as to ensure it serves you well.
- Remember to contact a qualified technician if you encounter any challenge along the way.