Adding non-flex charge controller

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Adding non-flex charge controller

Postby MCR on Fri Jun 02, 2017 2:12 pm

Hi, I want to add (parallel) a single PWM charge controller to our FlexPowerOne system. The PWM controller has it's own breakers- I would like to send the PWM output into the FPO and terminate the pos(+) on the incoming Batt + connector, and the PWM neg(-) output to the same side of the shunt that the FlexMax80 is connected.....this should give monitoring of the power, but I realize the PWM controller will not be "controlled" by the FlexNetDC monitoring device.........does this sound correct or Ok? any opinions....THX!
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Re: Adding non-flex charge controller

Postby sparksalot on Sat Jun 03, 2017 6:18 am

With verified polarity match and proper over current protection in place it would allow you to find out for yourself if it works.
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Re: Adding non-flex charge controller

Postby MCR on Sat Jun 03, 2017 9:24 am

Thanks, yes, we'll find out! Hopefully we don't end up with sparks flying.... :-}
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