Originally Posted by Target9000
Can you wire the dump resistors and the fans both in the diversion load? I mean what if the diversion has to dump a lot of amps, more than just the fans can handle?
generators require a dump load to handle the full output of the generator
, but many more sophisticated regulators and battery
monitors can be programmed to switch on a relay and do something useful with the excess power when the batteries are in float mode, or have reached a certain state of charge.
I prefer to keep things simple, but I manually switch on things like fuel
polishing when the batteries are regulating so the excess power is put to some use, but it is easy to automate this process if you wish.