Parallelizing slightly off-voltage sources
I have several sources of 12v, 24v that differ in voltage slightly. Wondering if its okay to put each on common bus bars.
For instance I have my AGM batteries which I'd like to run in 12V config. Are those (that get up to 14.4v) going to be okay wired in parallel with a step-down converter (24v -> 12v) that typically has lower voltages?
How about my 24v stuff? I have a Tesla battery, typically between 22v-24v. I also have a 500W 120vac -> 24v power supply- which could get up to 28v. Can I wire that in parallel?
I know batteries of the same type and size will equalize, but one wouldn't want to put a lawn mower battery in parallel with a solar AGM battery I would think.
Anyone else facing the multiple-sources, multiple-consumers dilemma?
I'm also about to put everything on a common ground- 12V, 24V, 110V, AC and DC.