Re: Good News Bus Conversion Project
Here is some details on the battery combiner:
The ME-SBC is an innovative two-bank battery combiner. It is designed to monitor and charge a second battery bank using a portion of the current that is charging a main battery.
This 25 Amp combiner/isolator integrates an optional solenoid drive (I have this), remote voltage sense for more accurate sensing, High and Low battery cut-out to prevent over/undercharging, and automatic 12 or 24 Volt operation.
Connection to the oversized terminals is easy and simple. The basic design makes connecting the SBC as simple as it can get. Like other 3 wire voltage followers, this is a very simple device to connect and setup. The universal controls and connections make this a perfect replacement product.
The remote sense line can be used to monitor the battery voltage of a battery far away or at a charging source. Also, this is used to help minimize unnecessary cycling between combining and isolating, which can lead to early solenoid failure.
The transfer switch:
This transfer switch has two inputs: 50 AMP Generator Source and 50 AMP Shore Power (via the exterior 50 AMP plug). The transfer switch output goes to the breaker box for all NON-Inverted items like. A/C, Fridge, Electric water heater (If using electric), the Inverter Input and so on.
So when the transfer switch senses a power source it switches to that source and sends power to the breaker box.
When the the inverter senses the power coming in from the breaker box it will then switch to pull power from that electrical power source rather then the batteries.
The inverter has 2 - 20 AMP outputs for all inverted items. Mainly outlets.
So the switch in your inverter has a different function then the transfer switch has.
I hope this makes it understandable. It has taken me some time to understand how all this works.
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