My solar battery bank had gotten lower than I would have liked one evening and I thought that I could simply recharge it via the inverter I have hooked up to my leaf.
It did not work. I'm hoping someone can explain why this isn't working.
From the Leaf I am using the following inverter:
Sunforce 11240 1000 Watt Pure Sine Wave Inverter
That inverter(Sunforce) is then plugged into by this inverter(AIMS) with built in battery charger:
AIMS Power PICOGLF20W24V120VR 2000W 24V Pure Sine Inverter Charger
I had called the manufacturer of the AIMS inverter and checked that I have the correct DIP switch settings so that the built in charger would prioritize the battery and keep it charged.
They were not able to figure out why the battery charger(AIMS) will not kick in when plugged into the Sunforce inverter on the Leaf.
When I plug the AIMS inverter into the wall outlet(House Power), it immediately starts to charge the battery bank. Everything works as it should.
But plugging it into the inverter; it will not start the battery charging process.
I have tried two other inverters, cheaper, modified sine wave inverters, in place of the Sunforce(connected to the Leaf), with no luck either.
I guessed maybe it was because the Sunforce inverter connected to the Leaf didn't have a real ground so I connected a ground from the ground rod of the main service panel to the ground plug and that didn't make any difference.
I would love to know why this won't work. Anyone have any ideas?