You can't use an electric stove, it will drain and kill your batteries. You can not leave the television turned on all day when not actually watching something and you may need to limit your viewing hours depending on the solar system you have, and the weather conditions.
If you have any questions or suggestions I have missed, please contact me.
For Solar Power Users Off The Grid.
· Really hot weather here in Australia, so check the water/acid level on your batteries frequently. Hot weather and high charging rates will deplete the level of distilled water in your battery cells.
· Only use distilled water in your batteries.
· Do not overload your batteries regardless of weather conditions; only use items that your solar system was built to handle.
Items Not To Use.
· Electric stoves and ovens.
· Electric grills.
· Electric irons.
· Electric hot water systems.
· Electric toasters.
· Electric lawn mowers (other than those with self battery power).
· Electric jugs.
· Electric kettles.
· Clothes dryers.
· Electric heating appliances.
· Air conditioners.
· Flood lights.
· Electric welders.
· 240 Volt water pumps.
· Anything that uses a lot of power.
· The highest star rating appliances you can get in Television monitors, washing machines and fridges.
· LED lighting.
· Wood burning stoves and heaters.
· Outdoor washing lines and indoor washing racks.
· Large windows and fly screens.
· Curtains to shut out the sun on very hot days and keep the heat in on cold days.
· Security screen doors so you can leave the doors open on a hot day.
· Solar powered battery operated security lights that run on their own separate solar panels.
· A back-up generator that will charge your batteries and power the house at the same time.
· Leave lights on.
· Leave appliances tuned on when not in use.
· Leave the fridge door open for any longer than necessary.
· Use the washing machine or any other high power usage appliances on overcast days.
· Run your batteries down below the recommended levels. If you do, use your generator to charge the batteries until they are back up to the recommended specific gravity and voltage levels.
· Use power tools for any longer than necessary. Consider alternatives for these electric tools, such as foot powered or hand powered.
· Allow trades people to use your power. Inform them before hand that you run your house on solar power and they need to supply their own power generator for power tools and other electric appliances.
· Check your batteries specific gravity, amps input, and volts frequently in winter. Record these levels along with the date, weather conditions, and what type of appliances you were using the day before.
· Keep your batteries up off the cold ground. Batteries work more efficiently when hot, solar panels work more efficiently when cold.
· Clear the snow off your solar panels as soon as possible in winter.
· Place your solar panels so you can reach them without going onto your roof if you live in snow country.
· Make sure trees and bushes are not shading your solar panels at any time of the day.
· If you need to, use high power usage appliances during sunny days whilst the sun is shining, e.g. washing machine, electric drills etc.
· Close your wood burning stove down when not in use. This will save you wood and will not add to the heat in summer.