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Old 09-28-2022, 01:10 PM   #1
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Go power 2000 watt solar system

This may be a stupid question but I just bought this camper it has the solar system and the question is do I need to turn the built-in converter off when using solar?
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Old 09-30-2022, 07:39 PM   #2
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Hi, I don't think so. The solar charges directly to the batteries if you are plugged into shore power or not, the real question is do you have a solar controller. If you don't then the panels can throw too much power at your batteries and that's not cool. If you have a controller it's supposed to manage the charge. Not sure if I answered your question, but more information about your system will help.
Essentially you should not have to do anything plugged in or not plugged in to shore power...with a solar controller in the mix. You should see a solar controller panel somewhere, hopefully.
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No. The two will work together to charge your batteries.
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Old 09-30-2022, 08:22 PM   #4
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Not a stupid question - I continue to learn/relearn this stuff.

If you are off shore power and using 12v DC things (fans, lights, TV, etc.), you should not need to turn off your Go Power Inverter Charger (GP-IC) while using solar to charge/use your battery.

While unlikely, if your solar charge controller (manages solar charge going to batteries) has been integrated into the (GP-IC) energy management system (EMS), then turning it off may also prevent the battery from being charged. Is your solar controller also a Go Power product?

Irrespective, you would, however, want to keep an eye on battery discharge, particularly if you are using a lead acid battery, to ensure charge does not go below 50% capacity.

Is this your GP-IC?
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