Auto transfer switch

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  1. mariusmeyer

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    I have another problem with my backup solution.

    Since my battery was draining while I hooked my return pump to the battery (which was connected to a charger), I thought there must be a problem. Phoned the guys today and they say that the way I connected everything will not work for my application.

    Apparently if the inverter does not have a built in transfer switch, the battery will get damaged since it will be getting a constant high voltage from the charger. No I cant go and spend another 4K on a inverter so I want to know if there are ways of adding a separate transfer switch.

    Any sparkies out there in the know who can assist. Does everyone else have a inverter with built in transfer switch?
     
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    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    if u send me the specs of ur equipment i can get a ATS for u from work
     
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    Thanks a mil Dallas. I have a meanwell PB300-12 3 stage battery charger, 102aH battery and Cotek SK350 (350W) pure sine inverter. Only load will be my 145W return pump. Will add another battery in parallel in the future.

    What type of price range are we looking at more or less? I am planning on going to see the supplier where I got the stuff from sometime this week. If the switch is too expensive then I might just as well trade the inverter in on another one with a built in switch.
     
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    145w return? Eish...
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    Yip. Running an AP4660. Will potentially go to a lower wattage in the future.
     
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    will have an answer for u today
     
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    Thanks a lot. Appreciate it.
     
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