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Old 03-07-2019, 04:51   #1
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Terminal block at solar controller

Iím adding a 12v connector for a Rainman water maker. I was planning to take the wires that currently connect my solar controller directly to the battery bank and connect them instead via a terminal block:
Blue Sea Systems 2722 150-Amp DualBus https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000K2MABA..._tsjhDb47QHT16

Then, connect the 12v connector (via a 12v 50amp circuit breaker) to the same terminal block. The circuit breaker will online be on when Iím running the water maker.

Any concerns with this plan?

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I don't see a problem with that.
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Re: Terminal block at solar controller

I do something similar. I run 4 solar panel controllers and the wind generator controller to that same BlueSea bus, and from that bus to the battery.

Electrically speaking...the electrical component doesn't know if it's hooked into that bus, or another bus in the same system.
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Re: Terminal block at solar controller

Could you make up a schematic?
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Could you make up a schematic?


All I have is my phone right now, so no, sorry.
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I don't see a problem with that.


Thanks. I was concerned about mixing the 12v gazintaís and gazottaís (technical electrical terms).
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I do something similar. I run 4 solar panel controllers and the wind generator controller to that same BlueSea bus, and from that bus to the battery.

Electrically speaking...the electrical component doesn't know if it's hooked into that bus, or another bus in the same system.


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All I have is my phone right now, so no, sorry.

Old school: paper & pencil, and take a photo! Oh, lordy...
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Old school: paper & pencil, and take a photo! Oh, lordy...


What is this ďpencilĒ you speak of? Is it like a stylus?

Seriously, Iím good, thanks. I was pretty confident in my plan, just wanted to double check.
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What is this ďpencilĒ you speak of? Is it like a stylus?

Seriously, Iím good, thanks. I was pretty confident in my plan, just wanted to double check.

I think you can find them in Aisle 22, right next to the abacus selection.


Yes, it's just a place to land wires.
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A stick & sandy beach will work if you donít have pencil and paper.
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