I really don’t need those extra two older batteries, which are now bypassing the inverter and running my 12v lighting and bedroom ceiling fan. The plan was to eliminate them and free up some powershed space. But I slept on that decision and decided I like the redundancy. I can lose major chunks of my system and still have a lot of capacity, and planning for disaster is smarter than – not doing so.
Wasn’t going to use all four of the older Trojans for that, though, because I don’t need them and that would be pushing my solar panels’ charging capacity closer to the edge than I want to go.
Somebody suggested that I should swap two of those cables and I agree that would be better. But that short thick cable isn’t flexible enough to fit in that spot. So Monday I’ll buy two more of the skinnier black cables at the auto parts store and that should eliminate that imbalance.
Other than that, I’m done! It still looks like a tangled mess, but that’s only because there’s two of everything. I like redundancy. A lot of it is still second-hand, but year by year my system becomes less improvised.