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Re: Echo Charger with standby battery bank

It can "potentially" for a short while if the bank voltages are quite unequal but that would soon come to an end as the banks voltages would get closer and closer.. With the Ech always connected and not "switched" on you will likely never see that. the solar panel at 4A max would not be able to keep the house voltage up high enough to support the Echo's potential of 15A for very long. If your Echo regularly feeds a start bank 15A it is probably the wrong device for the task.
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Re: Echo Charger with standby battery bank

It is safe to say then that the house bank would make up the amp difference between the charger's output and the Echo's demand of 15 amps until the house battery's voltage drops below 13 volts (26 volts in a 24 volt system). That's OK. I was just curious about how the Echo works. That's why it's considered a B2B charger. Thanks.
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