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Old 05-05-2014, 08:02 AM   #11
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Hi Kuba,

Yes with the automatic transfer switch when shore power is disconnected or not hooked up the inverter. The automatic transfer switch has normally closed, normally open and common contacts. The shore power and the charger are on the Normally Open (NO) contacts and the inverter is on the Normally Closed (NC) contacts and the AC panel is on the common contacts. This means the inverter is always on feeding the AC panel unless the shore power is plugged in. When the shore power (generator, AC power) is plugged in the Automatic Transfer switch changes state and the switch goes from NC state to NO state. When the transfer switch changes to NO the charger will automatically turn on and start charging the batteries.
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Old 05-05-2014, 08:29 AM   #12
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Just curious. Understand the contacts but what/how are the contacts switched. Is it an AC/DC coil/solid state/current sensing or what?
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Old 05-05-2014, 09:06 AM   #13
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I like the concept, but I didn't see anywhere on the schematic where you'd put a disconnect. How are you planning to prevent battery rundown while in storage?
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Old 05-05-2014, 11:48 PM   #14
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Just curious. Understand the contacts but what/how are the contacts switched. Is it an AC/DC coil/solid state/current sensing or what?

There is a relay built into the automatic transfer switch along with a small circuit board. Hope that helps.
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Old 05-05-2014, 11:51 PM   #15
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I like the concept, but I didn't see anywhere on the schematic where you'd put a disconnect. How are you planning to prevent battery rundown while in storage?

I have a 12VDC disconnect which I will install on the positive wire between the inverter and battery terminal along with a fuse and fuse block. I will update the thread with pictures when I complete this step.
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Old 05-19-2014, 06:43 PM   #16
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More pictures or my upgrades. Click image for larger version

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Had to fish wire for the meter control wires for monitoring the battery voltage, amperage and amp hours.
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Finish meter installed in wall.
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The old battery compartment with the inverter and charger installed.
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Inverter with remote installed and operational.
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Old 05-19-2014, 09:55 PM   #17
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Nice!
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You have pics of the backsplash complete?
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