Noticed for the last day that this site has been down.  Turns out that the solar panel was wired backwards, so we haven't been charging since it was set up last week – just running down the 2 big batteries.  The charge controller hadn't turned on the output by the time I left (a few minutes after fixing), but with good sun this afternoon, it hopefully will turn on before evening (and be able to run all night?).


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  1. Steve Oncley AUTHOR

    Visited at 19:40 and battery still at 11.9V, so controller hadn't turned on output.  Part of the issue is that this time of the year, the evening sun is to the NW, so the back of the solar panel was being illuminated!  We'll have to watch this tomorrow.