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The 2000R has a three-stage voltage reg built in to control the alternator output and allow you to monitor the alternator output. I don't think it works with the RS2000. From the Xantrex website:

Link 2000 & 2000RThe Link 2000 instrumentation and control panel is designed for use with the Xantrex Freedom series inverter/charger and a dual battery bank. It displays critical DC electrical information for 12 and 24 VDC systems and allows for advanced setup of critical inverter and charger functions.
The Link 2000R offers the features of the Link 2000 plus a three-stage advanced alternator regulator and alternator output monitoring. (For use only with 12 or 24 volt “P” Field type alternators.)
I think the product you want is the Xantrex System Control Panel. IIRC, the RS2000 has their Xanbus, and the Link series of monitors aren't compatible with it...since they don't support Xanbus. I believe the SCP does the same battery monitoring and use measurements that the Link 2000 does, but also supports some additional features for the higher-end MS and RS inverter/chargers.

If the Xantrex SCP doesn't do the trick, then you might want to look at their battery monitor.

Edit: After looking at the Xantrex site a bit more, you should be able to use a Link 20, which doesn't require any specific battery charger. Also, the Xantrex SCP doesn't do battery monitoring, at least from what the manual seems to say.


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