Just installed a solar
panel on my boat to provide some charge while I'm on the hook. Hoping someone might be able to offer me some assistance regarding the controller. I recently purchased a Sunforce 12v 10amp controller, have it up and running and wondering if I have an overcharge issue.
My house bats are also hooked up to a Xantrex battery charger
pulling from 110 shore power for typical charging
. When my Xantrex charger
is on, the solar
controller never seems to indicate a "float/maintain" state even though the Xantrex charger appears to be in a float/maintain state. Instead the charge indicator on the controller is lit.
Only when I turn off the Xantrex does the indicator on the charger flip over to a float/maintain state from charge. Would this indicate that there is simply a continuous flow of charge into the battery
even if they are being float/maintained by the Xantrex?
Thanks in advance for any thoughtful advice you might have!