Had a storm on Sunday morning and lost power for a few hours.
Pretty much everything went as it should: the house battery was in float (100% SoC) from the DIY shore power converter when the power went out. The few things already fed from the charge controller’s LOAD output:
02Cool 12v fan spinning happily, facing my desk
the laptop was already charged
3g wifi puck
After that I read for a couple hours on the Kindle (It Can’t Happen Here, Sinclair Lewis). And took a nap.
When the power came back on the DIY converter cranked the controller up and restarted Bulk charging. Didn’t take long to get to Vabs and after that it was a (literal) matter of time to 100% SoC.
About the only thing that wasn’t great is I got caught with my phone nearly dead. It was no harm / no foul because I charged it off LOAD, but it was a reminder to stay aware of my phone batt level. I recently swapped to my backup phone (an old Note 2 hacked with new firmware) and wasn’t used to the discharge profile.
All in all it was good practice for the future. :-)