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Inverter/Alternator/Solar Panel Control

I have a new heart inverter that I am thinking about adding the Link 2000 too to monitor my system and battery charging. I currently have a V-2 Alternator regulator that regulates alternator output to the batteries. I am thinking of adding solar panels that will also require a regulator.

Basically I will have three battery charging devices which could all be trying to monitor and regulate charging output to the batteries at the same time. (2 banks)

Is this likely to cause problems? Can one device confuse another or will they all simply monitor the battery''s charging level and respond accordingly ie they all shut down because they all are seeing a full charge.

If there is likely to be problems is there any one device on the market that can regulate/monitor/and control all three charging devices? If not, any recommendations on how to avoid problems?


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Inverter/Alternator/Solar Panel Control

I just rigged my 2 banks into one and installed a Link 10. I have two methods of charging - a fast three stage charger when plugged into the shore, a Balmar high output alternator, and I''m thinking of adding a solar pannel as well for when the boat is on the mooring.

Although the solar pannels and alternator require separate regulators, everything connects to a positive battery bus. The Link is rigged direct to the battery and monitors all input.

I think the solar pannel regulators are designed to kick in only in the absence of other charging devices.

By the way, I would definitely install the Link. It is GREAT! You can monitor the amp draw of every item in your electrical system as well as the charge rate from each device!

Good luck

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