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IP67 25A charger, how much load can I run while charging?

If I am running 80A on my 12v battery, can I use the 25A charger to offset the load? If it isn't possible, what is the maximum load I can have while using this? I understand I won't be able to charge, but I just want to slow down the power usage as much as I can.


Is the IP65 any different?

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I have no concrete proof but our cars have alternators that is of coarse used to charge the starting battery of the car, so when the alternator fails I know the electrical systems used to run the car including ignition for the spark plugs taps directly off the starting battery until it's depleted. I would pretend that if you do not have a charger connected to the battery source than the battery is supplying the full amount of power. the alternator normally would have the ability to not only supply the entire car's electrical load but extra to also charge the battery. So pretend your alternator is malfunctioning and only supplying a partial charge , that is essentially what you're asking, so yes a partial charge to the battery to slow down the load's discharging is better than letting the loads rely on just the battery as the power source, my opinion but of course this sounds like common sense to me

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Matthias Lange - DE answered ·

You can run as much loads as you want.
As soon as your loads are higher than 25A you will start discharging your battery.

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no his actual question is if you add in a charger that is less than the load, will it slow down the discharging from the batteries than if the charger was not present in the circuit

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cossie1600 answered ·

No the manual specifically says i shouldnt run the battery with too much load. I am just a little concern

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Î can't find anything about that in the manual, can you make a picture/screenshot?