Hi I searched but didn't seem to find what I am looking for.
I have a 75/10 SmartSolar, 50W panel, 35Ah Duracell AGM running a 12V industrial gateway (300mA draw).
So far all is working great I hooked it all up yesterday late in afternoon and got to absorption stage.
Overnight it was obviously drawing down and this morning it started in Bulk. Then went to absorption and now it has maintained Float for awhile.
But what I notice now is that while in absorption or bulk, the 300mA load would have been supplied by solar panel current. Now solar current is 0 (and I have sun) but battery is supplying all the current and matches what the load is. Now why would the controller convert available power to run the device vs making the battery do the work?