Here is what I have right now:
I have a 60w panel hooked up to my charge controller (http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAPI...ht_2492wt_1270) in the first two terminals. My battery (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001G8AJ92/...2T1_SC_3p_dp_1) hooked up to the second two terminals.
I'm a little confused with what to do with my inverter (https://www.cobra.com/Manuals/CPI880_MANL.pdf). I thought I can just hook up the alligator clamps to the battery directly and it should work fine (ignoring the last two load terminals on the charge controller). When I tried doing that, the inverter will turn on, but it will give a burst alarm sound (alarm_pause_alarm_pause etc.) When I try plugging something in, it turns to a constant buzzing.
Before turning it on the charge controller load light will usually flash green and the second battery red light will be lit. When I turn on the inverter both die and take a while to come back on.
How am I supposed to be connecting it? This is a refurbished inverter, so that might be the issue. Also, as a side question, does the battery level mean how much charge the 12v battery has, with all 3 indicating fully charged? The manual is pretty bad