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 http://www.xantrex.com/web/id/86/p/1/pt/8/product.asp
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?