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Old 07-08-2021, 11:06 PM   #1
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We have a new 200W suitcase solar system with a PWM controller. Can I use my 4K watt generator with the solar attached? Not sure if under generator power if it will back feed through the controller. I use the alligator clips on the solar system so itís easy to disconnect but would like to keep attached. Thanks!

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Old 07-08-2021, 11:47 PM   #2
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No problem. Most modern charging sources play nice with each other. The solar controller has a diode circuit that limits back feeding it.

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Old 07-09-2021, 12:10 AM   #3
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Do you hook the "suitcase" up to your battery bank with alligator clips?
They would be redundant; since the generator would be charging the batteries anyway...
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Thanks for the replies. Generator would only be used for 110v needs or to fully charge the batteries.
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