Hi this is mark from am soda pal with another quick. Solar update in this video I'm, just going to check you through understanding your solar x-box during load shedding or emergency power mode in solar X terminology at the moment, our house is drawing 200 to 400 watts. And our battery is at a hundred percent state of charge.
If your battery is at 20 percent state of charge it's going to shut your system down, and I have another video, which I'll link to below, which is going to show you how to adjust the. All battery capacity to change your stands for load shedding. So at the moment, if the grid goes down, which is going to nicely do for us.
Now the system is basically switched off. And you could see the lights go from the garage. And you have those magnetic contactors, kick in. And basically our system has changed over to EPS mode.
And the lights in the garage have come back on what happens though in this mode, we have a four point, six, kilowatt load limit. So if we add load to the system and overload the. Inverter it's going to shut down to self protect itself. So if you just give me a moment, I'm going to switch on some loads to overload the system, so we're just going to add some load to the system by turning on the kettle. And immediately you can see the load in the house go up to 2400 watts.
And the solar has increased production to actually try and meet this load and draw as little power out of the battery as possible. So if we add some more load you'll, see the load in the house will go up and. We're just going to add another heavy load appliance and just give it a second to kick on, and we're, still at 2,500 watts. And now we're going to turn on the oven to try and overload the system there. It goes to four thousand three hundred watts with the oven on.
And we need one more appliance. What have you got? Okay, there we are at 5,000 watts, so we're currently overloading, the system, and we were waiting for the inverter to shut down, not overloading. You need to turn something else on a heater or. Something and there we go, we've overloaded the system. So what we need to do now is to go and switch off the items that have overloaded the system. So we've gone round and switched off the heavy load appliances.
And basically you can see here, then vertices it's in Fault mode. So if you come to the screen, and you can see the inverter says overload fault. If we touch this little red asterisks, you can see it will reset the inverter and the loads are still there, and we overload it again.
So we've shut. Down even more of the heavy items, and we're going to hit the restart again and the system, basically restarted and has switched the house back to EPS mode. So you can see we currently were running at a thousand four hundred watts and back to four hundred watts.
So during load shedding the most important thing is to only use one heavy load item at a time. If your system goes down on changeover it's, because all the loads in your home come on at the same time as the inverter switches over to EPS. Mode so it's best to go to your DB board, switch everything off and then power your lights switch back on then come and reset the inverter and then bring the loads back slowly, one at a time to make sure that you don't overload your system. So thanks for tuning in, and I wish, you many happy years of being empowered by the Sun.