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post #7 of Old 03-17-2007
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Originally Posted by camaraderie
The drawback to the sinewave units is that they use a lot of amps in the standby mode.
I have the Xantrex RS 2000 inverter/charger, and my idea is to simply TURN IT OFF when underway rather than draw standby amps. I don't really find the "12:00...12:00...12:00" of the microwave a huge issue. I believe I can use this device to monitor DC loads, feeds and draws as I charge via MPPT-limited solar panels, the alternator (if motorsailing) or via the generator, for which the Xantrex charger would have to be "on", I suppose.

My remaining question is do I need a second Link type interface to read loads, or will the System Control Panel work with the inverter disconnected?
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