Q: - How do you use a Solar Generator, & How do you maintain it?
A: - The simple answer to this is, you can use your solar generator however you like. You can use the stored power whenever you like, and recharge it whenever you have time.
In a grid down situation, the best way to use a solar generator is to plan your usage so that you go into the night time with 100% battery, and you are able to keep your essential loads running all night. Then when the sun comes up in the morning, you will start to recharge and the cycle continues.
In terms of maintenance, Solar Generators are MUCH simpler than a gas or diesel generator. With a Solar Generator, you have no oil, fuel, spark plugs etc. You just turn it on and start using it.
For ideal battery health, we suggest taking your solar generator off the shelf once a quarter, using it, then charging it back up and letting it sit.
- Check out the video above for a more in-depth discussion on the topic.