Setting up an Ultra Powermate with a Solar Panel & an Aeroqual AQS Air Quality Sensor
Today we are going to be setting up an Ultra Powermate with a solar panel and an Aeroqual AQS air quality sensor:
- So the first thing that we’re going to do is going to make sure all of our circuit breakers are in the off, down, off position.
- So once those are all switched off, we’re going to take our lead for the battery cable and we’re going to hook up our battery. Always want to connect black to the minus on your battery and connect the minus first. And your actual ring connectors may vary depending on the battery model you have.
- And if we were hooking our second battery up, we would go ahead and do that now with the second battery lead.
- And there are independent circuit breakers for each battery and they’re labeled one and two to correspond to one and two batteries.
- So we’ve only hooked up one here, so we’re going to turn on our number one circuit breaker and we’ll get a battery meter output here.
- We want to see green on the battery that indicates we’ve got a fully charged battery.
- Next we’re going to hook up the solar panel.
- So we’re going to take our MC4 to Anderson boot solar panel cable here, plug it into the matching red boot on the ultra power mate.
- And then we’re going to come back in here and switch on the solar power circuit breaker.
- When we do that, the solar charge indicator light here should turn green and that means we’re good to go.
- Now the last thing we’re going to do is we’re going to hook up our blue Aeroqual power cable to the matching blue boot on the Ultra Powermate.
And then finally, switch on the last circuit breaker labeled AQS for Aeroqual. When we do that, our Aeroqual comes on as long as our DC, our power input switch is set to battery.