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Okay I'm final getting around to this tread about running the Engel off solar/ 3rd battery, so I'll show some photos and explain.
Okay this is where it all starts, the 3rd battery It's mounted under the tub behind the rear wheel and in normal operations has a splash cover over it.
It's plumbed to four 12vdc outlets around the truck
This is the first 12vdc plug , it;s the merit style sits on the out side of the 3rd battery
This Anderson plug is used to trickle charge the start batteries, and if needed can run solar from battery in the camper to start the truck .
Anderson plug at the rear of the truck this will take charge from the solar / Lithium battery in the camper, all these inlets are connected to the 3rd battery in the truck which is where the engel and any other accessories can connect
This is the dual battery management control box , this separates the start batteries form the 3rd battery, so i can't run down the 3rd battery and then start draining the start batteries.
This is the in cab LED control that can switch from the start batteries to the 3rd battery, just shows you there condition.
This is the PWM solar regulator in the rear of the truck connected to the 3rd battery.
This is the Draw bar on the camper , the Anderson plug on the right is DC-DC charger, on the left is the 12vdc outlet that goes to the truck to charge the 3rd battery and then power the engel, i can plug into any off the three outlets on the back of the truck for this to happen.
That's the Low Voltage Disconnect that the 12vdc Anderson plug runs to, this is there so the Lithium battery in the camper doesn't run to low.
This is the Battery pack (Lithium 400ah) in the camper that the power comes from when camping and there's no charge from the alternator, the camper has five 125watt solar panel that charge the Lithium and runs through a MPPT solar regulator.
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