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Old 03-22-2016, 09:26 PM   #1
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Solar charge controller affect charge from converter?

I have a 2016 FC with factory solar package. I've read about issues with the factory converter overcharging batteries. However the solar package includes the PVCM25D micro-processor based charge controller. Does anyone know if this controller also prevents charging from the converter when it senses the batteries are charged?

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Old 03-22-2016, 10:39 PM   #2
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There is no connection between the Atkinson PVCM25D solar charger and your converter. If your trailer is connected to shore power and you have the Use/Store switch in the Use position, then your converter can overcharge your batteries if this continues for an extended period. To avoid overcharging your batteries with any solar system, it's best to switch your Use/Store switch to the Store position when connected to shore power.
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