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electrical:12v:multipoint_charging [2019/12/14 09:54]
frater_secessus [how to make them cooperate]
electrical:12v:multipoint_charging [2020/03/18 10:45] (current)
frater_secessus [why one source wins]
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   * **13.9v** a few miles down the road. Voltage is climbing but all three sources are still charging.   * **13.9v** a few miles down the road. Voltage is climbing but all three sources are still charging.
   * **14.1v** by the you get to a neighboring town.  **Alternator charging ceased at 14.0v**; it has plenty of current but no voltage "​pressure"​ to force that current into the battery. ​ Your battery bank is now being charging only by solar (the two separate controllers).   * **14.1v** by the you get to a neighboring town.  **Alternator charging ceased at 14.0v**; it has plenty of current but no voltage "​pressure"​ to force that current into the battery. ​ Your battery bank is now being charging only by solar (the two separate controllers).
-  * **14.6v** in the parking lot as you stop at an Oasis [[:water|water kiosk]]. ​ **The Morningstar stopped contributing at 14.4v**((Absorption is the stage where the controller provides as much current as it takes to hold Vabs, 14.4 in the Morningstar'​s case.  **It takes zero current to hold 14.4v when the bank is 14.6v**, so the Morningstar just sits there. ​ It might drop into Float.)) so we are down to just the Xantrex.  ​+  * **14.6v** in the parking lot as you stop at an Oasis [[water:drinking|water kiosk]]. ​ **The Morningstar stopped contributing at 14.4v**((Absorption is the stage where the controller provides as much current as it takes to hold Vabs, 14.4 in the Morningstar'​s case.  **It takes zero current to hold 14.4v when the bank is 14.6v**, so the Morningstar just sits there. ​ It might drop into Float.)) so we are down to just the Xantrex.  ​
   * **14.7v** on your way back to camp.  This is Absorption setpoint (Vabs) of the Xantrex, the highest setpoint of all three. ​ The Xantrex will continue the Absorption stage by itself until that stage is complete, then drop back to Float voltage (Vfloat).((where the Morningstar has probably been waiting, twiddling its thumbs))   * **14.7v** on your way back to camp.  This is Absorption setpoint (Vabs) of the Xantrex, the highest setpoint of all three. ​ The Xantrex will continue the Absorption stage by itself until that stage is complete, then drop back to Float voltage (Vfloat).((where the Morningstar has probably been waiting, twiddling its thumbs))
  
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