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If you're using the word 'combiner' in a generic sense, I'm all for it. But if you mean combiner, as in relay, then I'm not sold. I do a lot of battery system installations and, if left to my own devices (no pun), I shy away from relays or any 'automatic' mechanical gadgets. They seem to sell well however, in spite of a fairly poor history, and that statement blankets all brands.
Related to that, I was surprised, though I shouldn't have been, I guess, to read that Xantrex cautions about the AC transfer relay used in their inverters could be subject to contacts welding.
I admit to being somewhat gun-shy as re relays, but it comes from memories of running out to my car at 3 am to rap the relay box to silence the horn.
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Hawg ? What WAS the problem? (Or did I miss it in the preceding silliness?)
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Let's just say that you were right, and leave it at that... Very humiliating experience for Mr. Hog.
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