We are underway from Boot Key Harbor to the Abacos, and one major fly in the ointment has come up. I have 2 BP 160W solar panels
, running through an Outback 60 MPPT
charge contoller, then into 4 golf cart batteries. From my standpoint, the system works to perefction! It has run for weeks at a time without needing to run the engine
Now for the problem, the Outback 60 puts out so much RFI that my handheld radio
starts "hissing" 40' away from the boat! I did the obvious this morning ... I called the manufacture, and talked to a very nice young man, his solution was very, very simple "Just build a lead box around it" ..... ???? I asked if that wouldn't cause it to overheat (as though I had access to lead for such a box) he figured that could be a problem. Since that was going nowhere, I called Affordable Solar
, the place I spent my money
at. Gee ... I talked to yet another bright, young man, his comment was "Actually ... I would suggest building a Farraday cage around it instead"
.... OK, these people (who should know) are apparently clueless ... anyone got any realistic ideas?