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Use of AC-Out-2

I'd like to use the AC-Out-2 to charge my starter battery and my bow thruster batteries. Can I split the output or run two lines from the AC-Out-2 to the batteries? One sits near the Inverter/Charger and the other is 20' away.

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snoobler answered ·

Yes. In that regard, AC-Out-2 is no different the AC-Out-1. AC-Out-2 could even be connected to a subpanel from which multiple loads are drawn. In a very basic configuration, you could have a surge protector connected to AC-Out-2 and then plug multiple items into the surge protector.


Just in case you're not aware, AC-Out-2 does not function unless the inverter is receiving AC-input from grid or generator.


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piraya answered ·

Not a normal configuration, but just to mention it: You could also connect the truster battery charger to OUT-1, so it is always fully charged (by the house battery), not only when AC in is awailable. Note that this is a charge circuit with higher energy loss (through both inverter and charger).

This could be useful for heavy truster usage a windy morning (when the truster battery is half empty after a windy afternoon mooring the day before).

I have instead connected my truster directly at my 1000 Ah house battery so there is always plenty of both energy and current, and I save weight or increase house capacity (whichever you choose) instead of a separate battery.

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