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Dan Black

You said you bought a combination inverter/ccharger. Which model?

In my experience a 6700 genset is way too big for a charger such as the combination units. Most of these models rarely absorb more than 2400 watts worth so the genset runs undereloaded. 100 watts of lights as a seperate load is nowhere enough For a 6700 model you would need a couple of kilowatts load in addition to the charger /invertere. See if you can scrounge a water heater or some heater strips.

One of my systems is being built in Turkey and we had a lot of trouble finding a decent generator that was small enough. Finally settled on a Fareymann(german) diesel engine driving a 4000 watt 230V 50Hz power head.