I am trying (and failing) to use solar energy on my EasySolar for the AC0 output.
My installation is on an RV, I have an Easysolar with the build in MPPT, some solar panels on the roof, a 200ah victron lithium battery, a BMV 712, a digital multi control and a CCGX.
As for the wiring, some loads are connected to AC0 of the multi as this is only available when a AC input is available. This is needed as for example my fridge prioritizes AC over gas thus there should be no power available when I am not connected to the grid. The fridge switches to gas automatically and my battery is not sucked dry overnight (I have no way to manually set the power source for the fridge). Same goes for the air conditioning or the electric water heating, both should not run on battery so I put them on AC0.
My issue is that when I am somewhere with power available I would like to use my batterie and the solar to power the loads on AC0 as it otherwise goes to waste and I have to pay for the consumption from the grid. But whatever I try I cannot get it to work. What I tried so far:
- using victron connect to put the multi to default island mode
- using the virtual switch to ignore AC
- setting up an ESS
Same result, no power to AC0 (all firmwares are up to date).
I am thinking of adding a wire with a switch to connect AC0 and AC1 but that sounds like a hack I should not need.
So before I start doing that my question to the community, is there a way to use solar on the AC0 loads? In case yes, what do I need to do?
thanks in advance,