drdnizz
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Charging 2013 from a solar battery bank with inverter

Tue Sep 26, 2017 12:56 am

Hey all, I am having trouble charging my 2013 Nissan leaf from my pure sine inverter. The 24V DC inverter is pulling from a 24V battery bank. The PV system and the battery bank setup is not grounded. I am getting a ground fault reading (blinking green light). After reading some forums, I tried to provide a ground-neutral bond between the AC output of the inverter and the 120V charger. The car indicated it was charging but it did not. The inverter read only 43W output and then read a fault (red light) shortly after. How do I properly ground the system to get the charger to work right? Thoughts?

LeftieBiker
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Re: Charging 2013 from a solar battery bank with inverter

Tue Sep 26, 2017 1:33 am

I suggest you use one of the existing topics.
2013 "Brilliant Silver" SV with Premium Package and no QC, and 2009 Vectrix VX-1 with 18 Leaf cells.

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Durandal
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Re: Charging 2013 from a solar battery bank with inverter

Tue Sep 26, 2017 5:22 am

viewtopic.php?f=45&t=23607&start=10
I used a 1/2 watt, 100kohm resistor to bridge between the neutral and the ground, which allowed me to charge my Leaf using my 48v inverter and battery pack.
Pulled the trigger on going EV on 10/2016 with a 2012 Leaf, and a Tesla Model 3 reservation expected to receive in June 2018.

Aussie
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Re: Charging 2013 from a solar battery bank with inverter

Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:58 pm

drdnizz wrote: I tried to provide a ground-neutral bond between the AC output of the inverter and the 120V charger.


A neutral ground bond goes between the neutral and ground. What do you mean by putting one between the AC output of the inverter and the 120V charger?

What capacity of inverter do you have?

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