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FX2012MT questions

Postby Bigdaddy on Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:52 am

I recently purchased a FX2012MT inverter for our trailer. I have a couple of questions, if I bought a Flexmax charge controller, and I have a Mate controller, do I need any other hardware? I also keep getting told on the RV sites that I need to keep my converter. I can see no reason to keep it or use it with the above equipment operating. All advice and previous experience is appreciated.
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Re: FX2012MT questions

Postby Solarphil on Wed Mar 14, 2018 1:27 pm

Well, you'll need fuses or breakers between the battery and equipment like the inverter and charge controller. If you want the inverter and controller to communicate and be able to use the Mate to control both then you'll need a hub, but for a small system you don't really need that, you can just plug the Mate directly into the inverter and control the Flexmax directly on it's own display.

If the job of that converter is to charge the battery when you're plugged into shore power, then yes you can get rid of it and save some weight and space - the inverter can charge the battery when plugged into shore.
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