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Old 12-01-2015, 02:55 PM   #25 (permalink)
oil pan 4
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The grid tie inverter is up and running.
I wired the grid tie into my vampire load circuit. I tested the vampire circuit and power inverter back feed setup with my fluke325 amp clamp attached to the main where it comes into the house between the meter and 200 amp breaker, it was drawing a steady 1 amp with the grid tie disconnected.
With the grid tie going it was pumping 50 watts into vampire circuit, cutting the amount of power drawn by that line through the power meter in half.

So I am grid tied but not really. The last thing I want to do is produce more power than I use because my dumb smart meter will detect any power flow, doesn't matter if its coming or going and count it as consumption.
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1989 firebird mostly stock. Aside from the 6-speed manual trans, corvette gen 5 front brakes, 1LE drive shaft, 4th Gen disc brake fbody rear end.
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