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Old 09-08-2017, 09:49 AM   #1
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ONE smart charge controller for solar, shore, alternator and gen

I have a 77 Argosy MH with 300 watt solar panels, solar controller and 4 deep cycle batteries. I believe my shore converter is original and I'm interested in upgrading to a multistage charger. With so many power inputs and controllers I'm concerned about charging conflicts. Is there a single smart charger/converter/controller product or method to manage and maximize efficiency, durability and safety of this system? Thanks.

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Old 09-08-2017, 12:11 PM   #2
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There are combined units out there. The conventional approach these days is to use independent controllers. One advantage is the elimination of a common failure point. The other is that it's easier to optimize them independently than as a combination. Your shore power converter will be sized to match your batteries. Your solar controller will be sized to match your panels. That can get a bit complicated to juggle in one unit.

Charge wise, conflicts are not a big deal with modern devices. They pretty much expect there to be other devices running around.

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