Question for BB (and others).

Old GuyOld Guy Registered Users Posts: 51 ✭✭
Now that I have my system up and running (thanks guys!) I am starting to understand a little better.
BB directed me to this site in a different post. and it makes a lot of sense.

The question is:  Would it matter which two leads were connected to draw the power from the batteries as well?


  • mike95490mike95490 Solar Expert Posts: 9,362 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Generally Charge & Load cables attach at the same terminal on the batteries, placing the Load cable closest to the lead of the battery post for the best connection.  

    At the very last paragraph of the SmartGauge site:
    And finally, finally, we keep getting asked where the chargers should be connected to. We didn't address this question because it seemed so blatantly obvious where they should be connected that it never occurred to us that anyone might be unsure. The chargers should always be connected to the same points as the loads. Without exception.

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