In our engineering we deal with Mah. On the device we are currently working on the power management system we made goes into sleep mode after a set clock time which is in a separate processor. We use a capacitive sensor as an on switch which wakes up the internal power to full "awake" mode. In the sleep mode there is definitely a loss of power which is a draw on our miniature 3.6v litho battery
. However the draw power is minuscule and allows the device to sit in sleep mode for a few years.
So I am sure a similar thing is happening inside your inverter
. The easiest way to see how much power is being drawn by the device in sleep mode is to call the manufacturer and speak to an engineer
who may have the internal test measurements. But I wouldn't think that will be so easy. My engineers are under strict instructions to help no one.
You could set up some output tests or your could pull apart your inverter
and poke around with a very sensitive amp meter on the internal circuit board. But you will need to understand the board layout and recognize the various components.
Electrons floating around can escape. Just reality. If you want to drive yourself really crazy why not make an electron measuring device.
I do sympathise with mono sailors in that every amp really matters. After all they don't have that big back yard like multis have to hang solar
Originally Posted by a64pilot
I guess I wasn't clear, what I am asking is how does something draw more than 5 W from the inverter to turn it on, when the inverter is off, isn't supplying power to begin with?
So it must have a way of supplying a low power
, at a low consumption
, then if draws exceeds 5 W, it must kick in the main inverter that can supply 3 KW I think.
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