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Old 11-26-2022, 07:54 PM   #1
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Solar Build ?

Trying a solar build and I have a question about my inverter/charger.
When I fire up the solar and my mttp charge controller should I unhook the charging wires from my inverter/charger or will they both work together?
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Old 11-26-2022, 09:48 PM   #2
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Solar Build ?

They should all work fine together, mine do.
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I have a fairly large system and think it does a better job of charging and maintaining the batteries. I keep my charger turned off.
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Not to be insulting, just to be safe: you know the difference between an inverter/charger and a converter, right?

(Asking because the answer to your question differs between the two.)

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Old 11-27-2022, 01:32 AM   #5
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Yes I do. I'm working with a Trace Engineering Inverter/Charger Model RV2012 with a RC6 remote pad.

Going to add (2) 245 w panels (2) SOK 206ah Lithium not sure on charger controller but thinking of the EPEVER 40A MPPT Solar Charge Controller 12V/24V Auto Working Max.PV 150V Solar Panel Charge Regulator Tracer BN Series
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My solar does a better job charging my LiPo batteries too. I leave the inverter charging functions off almost all the time and let solar do it's job. And I have a Magnum inverter with the ARC50 (advanced settings) remote. I thought the Magnum would do a good job but in reality no so. I also have their BMK and it does a really poor job when coupled with a 3rd party solar controller.
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They work fine together. If you are plugged into shore power, you are getting many more amps to the batteries than even many medium-large solar systems can push into them.
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