Re: Charge Controller - Load Connection
The answer to your question is no. Please re-read Niel's response as he explains it well. Some rather low end controllers have a "load" terminal that might be used for a couple of lights or whatever, and are turned "on" under conditions determined by the controller manufacturer and possible customer settings, and should be explained in the owners manual. The more common thing is a LVD (Low battery Voltage Disconnect) connection, which is often how the so-called "load" output is configured to work.
Originally Posted by SolaRAC
1900 watts PV, (1000 watts PV feeding MidNite Classic 150; 900 watts PV + 160 watts micro hydro both feeding into a single shared Morningstar TS-MPPT-60) ; Xantrex Pure Sine 1800/12 for heavy loads; Xantrex Pure Sine 1000/12 on 24/7 for everything else; six Rolls Surrette 2 volt L16 @ 12 volts.
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