Originally Posted by redline
I would leave the ship's loads on battery negative "ground", ignore the low-voltage-disconnect output, and be happy.
I really appreciate this info, its mighty helpfull
couple of questions though
the little manual that comes with the controller specifically shows where to ground the positive leads...however my initial question was wether you had to ground it at all?
I read somewhere that by not grounding some panel, controller combos you loose a huge percentage of power...I guess I dont need all my panel is putting out but Im at the point right now of either biting the bullet and trying it out ungrounded or try to return it and save up for the morningstar.
they had a huge 60 amp morningstar for sale last time and this one...so it was an "obvious" choice
lastly the load terminals are optional Im assuming then? these controllers are used for stuff like copacabana was mentioning...light posts and radio posts etc...they connect the radio to the load terminal and then after a low voltage it shuts off...
assuming I never get low voltage and dont hook up the load terminals will all the other controller functions work correctly?
this is something I coulndt gather from the literature...
thanks again guys