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Old 04-09-2017, 09:03 AM   #1
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I have installed 900 watts of solar and all works fine with the exception of when I turn off my xantrex freedom 458 charger, it turns itself back on. It is pluged in to 50 amps and I want to let the solar keep the batteries up
From time to time I look and the charger is back on. I read about the default setting is on for the charger when power is applied, but I want the charger to stay off with constant shore power applied.

Any thoughts
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I put my converter on it's own breaker so I can turn it off manually. That breaker normally stays off even when on shore power.
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I have installed 900 watts of solar and all works fine with the exception of when I turn off my xantrex freedom 458 charger, it turns itself back on. It is pluged in to 50 amps and I want to let the solar keep the batteries up
From time to time I look and the charger is back on. I read about the default setting is on for the charger when power is applied, but I want the charger to stay off with constant shore power applied.

Any thoughts
let it be on, no need to turn it off unless you are just to test the solar functions.
there is no conflict between shore power charging and the solar charging. solar controller will shut the solar charge off when it sees the battery voltage reaching the level which calls for no more charge.
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I have the same issue. The is no over-ride to shut the charger off. It will automatically return to charging when power is disconnected and reconnected. I am getting a new inverter charger that will have the ability to turn the charger off.
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