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Old 01-10-2019, 03:22 PM   #1
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Solar charging and outside shower

Still climbing the newbie inclined learning curve with my 2018 Interstate GT EXT.

Does the master switch for the house battery bank need to be on or off for the solar charging system to charge them or does it's position not matter?


Again, thanks in advance for your assistance.

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Old 01-10-2019, 07:23 PM   #2
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The solar charging will occur independent of the master switch position.
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As Schmitte mentioned solar is not effected by the disconnect switch.

Your subject line mentions outside shower. Do you have a question about the outside shower?
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As Schmitte mentioned solar is not effected by the disconnect switch.

Your subject line mentions outside shower. Do you have a question about the outside shower?
Wonder if he was wondering it the outside shower gets hot. Kinda lost me too but certainly willing to help if possible.
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Still climbing the newbie inclined learning curve with my 2018 Interstate GT EXT.

Does the master switch for the house battery bank need to be on or off for the solar charging system to charge them or does it's position not matter?


Again, thanks in advance for your assistance.

John 1048
JOHN1048 - As prior answers, makes no diff. Along the same lines - if plugged-into shore power or generator running, batts will charge regardless of switch position. No, the outside shower is not controlled by the Main Disconnect switch IF you are hooked up to city water. But if you are using your AI fresh water tank, then Main Switch has to be ON, in turn so you can turn on the water pump, which in turn will pressurize the system to allow water to all faucets (including outside shower). However, even if you are hooked up to city water, you may still need to turn on the Main Switch to turn on the water pump IF the water pressure coming from spigot is too low. The AI water pump helps build up the system pressure to 50-55 psi.
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When I began the post I had an additional question regarding the outside shower. As I was composing the question I checked the AS owner's manual and discovered I may have not followed instructions and therefore deleted that question but failed to correct the title.
Thanks for all the responses to the solar charging portion. You guys are really patient with me.
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