We're just about ready to head north through Colorado and Wyoming towards the Montana prairies when we found out we can't get current from our Goal Zero 100 watt panels through the Goal Zero Guardian controller and then through the Anderson battery disconnect to the battery. The little controller reads "no connection to the battery." When I put the voltmeter directly to the battery terminals the voltage reads 11. When I connect the panels to the controller and then directly to the battery the voltmeter reads 5 volts. The controller shows fast blinking red like it says it should at that voltage. We'd been surprised yesterday when we discovered only 3 volts on the battery after it had been off the Deltran battery tender we have in the house for a few weeks, but then we'd taken a 150 mile trip a week ago. It's on the battery tender right now.
We're new at this as you can probably tell. A friend helped us with the drilling and mounting of the disconnect and routing through the water heater compartment to the little power cable compartment that comes next. The trailer's a 17 foot Liberty we picked up at the factory in January. I'll call Goal Zero in the morning, though it seems like their stuff is working properly. Any ideas or even answers you have would be hugely appreciated.
Cave Creek, AZ