Originally Posted by PNW_Steve
Many inverter/chargers have a built in transfer switchs.
When you plug into shore power the inverter automatically switches off and moves to shore power.
Yeah, I saw that both the X and XC, have integrated transfer relays.
Both the X and the XC have the following: "Built-in 30A AC Transfer Relay: Senses when outside AC Power is present and transfers the load from the inverter to the source of incoming power (shore or generator). The unit also automatically switches from invert mode to charge mode "
I guess, what I'm confused by is what is the integrated charger on the XC for? is it just there because it offers multi-stage charging? Doesn't the solar charge controller do the same thing? If I need the solar charge controller regardless, it doesn't seem that getting the XC would gain me anything, unless the solar charge controller only works with solar, and doesn't do anything when on shore power. Maybe I'm missing something.