My two simple questions are as follows:
1: I have a 100' cord from the generator to the batteries set up as a 12volt system. Will making this cord shorter, like only 50' be of any benefit?
2: With the generator connected to the batteries, I'm told this will 'clamp down' the voltage. And with 10-20 mph winds, my multimeter connected to the wires on neg of cord at battery 1, and pos on wire not battery side of diode of battery 2, usually reads around 12.5 - 12.6 volts. If wind speed increases, will this number go higher than that, being the voltage is 'clamped down' as it is connected to the batteries?
I want to make a video to show my setup/windmill because it looks pretty good, but alas, my camcorder decided it was time to die, and now it's in for repair and they must be sending it to Japan, because they said it will take a month for repair!
My current setup which I have only started to monitor, seems barely able to charge the 2 12volt deep cycle batteries. So far it could only run 1 75watt halogen bulb for 14 hours and then the inverter alarm was sounding due to not enough juice from the batteries.... So I guess there are 3 questions here... 3: What do you all think about that? Thanks, Terry