Hello everyone and thanks in advance for any reply to my questions.
I made a small solar system at home in my garden as a test purpose for future use on a camper van.
The system is made by:
1 poli solar panel 24v 280watt 5 busbar
1 mppt smartsolar Victron 150/35
1 AGM green power 12v 100ah battery
1 novopal 12v 1500watt inverter
Wires from solar panel to MPPT and from MPPT to battery is awg 8
I would like to know:
1. The battery manufacturer, for longer life, suggests to not discharge the battery more than 30%. where do I configure the DOD (depth of discharge) of my battery so that it never discharges more than 30%?
2. Why does my Victron connect app show that solar panels generate a maximum of 100watts per day while my panel is a 280watt?
3. Should I add a another battery connected in parallel?
4. Can I add another identical solar panel and how should I connect it (serial/parallel)?
When I did measurings with loads connected I was reading from the Victron app a total of 31watts in a sunny day while I was running a 250watt mixer connected to my inverter and having turned on a 5watt 12v led lamp directly connected to the battery.
Any help is appreciated.