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Old 02-05-2020, 01:55 PM   #1
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Charger/Inverter Combo - Seperate

I am trying to decide which setup to put together to run a few AC items, primarily fridge, and keep the batteries charged off of shore power, or generator. What are the advantages - disadvantages of running a combo unit vs. two separate units. Here are a few examples of what I'm talking about;

Combo:
https://www.amazon.com/Xantrex-Techn...8QKB2X8JR6FDY4

Separate units:
https://www.amazon.com/Powermax-Supp...8QKB2X8JR6FDY4

https://www.amazon.com/Kinverch-Cont...8QKB2X8JR6FDY4

I haven't decided how big I need to go yet with the output, these are just examples.

The advantage I see to having two separate units is in the event of a failure I only need to replace one piece, not the entire setup. Cost is also a huge factor, especially if/when replacement becomes necessary.
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Old 02-05-2020, 04:58 PM   #2
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Also, if you want to be able to control the load circuit separately from the charging circuit, need separate units.

Plus the size charger you want, compared to the size inverter can be well matched to your specific use case.

But OTOH Magnum and Victron's combi units are the bee's knees, especially wrt the PowerAssist feature.
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