Originally Posted by BlackHeron
Easily fixed by removing a wire or two from the posts of the offending bad battey bank.
This isn't rocket science.
If you install one yourself then yes, that is a perfectly good solution.
When you are paid to do a professional level installation
, it is a different situation. We will not install a DCP switch without additional bank isolation for safety
reasons as we believe the ability to isolate a failed bank, not just flip to parallel/combine, is critical.
Our customers don't pay us so they'd need to find a wrench in an emergency
, and we won't force them into that, or paralleling a potentially failed bank, with a good one.
We like the DCP switch, but the Blue Sea Systems marketing
makes it seem like the switch is the be-all, end-all
and it is not, if it lacks the ability to 100% isolate a failed bank.
We've had customers of other yards, who paid to have a DCP installed, wind
up dead in the water
due to a failed bank and turning the DCP to "combine".