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    I am trying to charge my gel battery pack with a gene.
    I have a Schneider MPPT 60 / 150 charge / controller.
    Do I need to reset anything for charging to occur?

  • #2
    It must be set for your type of battery

    and what is a gene ? Generator ? A generator will not work with a 150vdc MPPT charge controller.
    Powerfab top of pole PV mount (2) | Listeroid 6/1 w/st5 gen head | XW6048 inverter/chgr | Iota 48V/15A charger | Morningstar 60A MPPT | 48V, 800A NiFe Battery (in series)| 15, Evergreen 205w "12V" PV array on pole | Midnight ePanel | Grundfos 10 SO5-9 with 3 wire Franklin Electric motor (1/2hp 240V 1ph ) on a timer for 3 hr noontime run - Runs off PV ||
    || Midnight Classic 200 | 10, Evergreen 200w in a 160VOC array ||
    || VEC1093 12V Charger | Maha C401 aa/aaa Charger | SureSine | Sunsaver MPPT 15A

    solar: http://tinyurl.com/LMR-Solar
    gen: http://tinyurl.com/LMR-Lister

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    • #3
      Ok I shall set it to Gel battery. Gene is generator.
      I was sold the sytem and advised a generator would work as a backup to the PV panels

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      • #4
        The generator will need an inverter-charger to convert AC to DC to charge the battery unless your generator produces DC directly, which is very rare and in any case, wouldn't be using your MPPT charge controller.

        So if your generator generates AC, you will have:

        Generator -> Inverter/Charger -> Batteries

        If your generator generates DC you will have:

        Generator -> Batteries

        In all cases, you'll have to check voltage and charging amps to match your battery capacity.

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        • #5
          Most generators with a 12V output, have limited power, only a couple amps, which would take hours.

          With a generator, get an automotive battery charger $, instead of a expensive inverter/charger$$$ Make sure the charger, whatever it is, can be set to your battery type
          Powerfab top of pole PV mount (2) | Listeroid 6/1 w/st5 gen head | XW6048 inverter/chgr | Iota 48V/15A charger | Morningstar 60A MPPT | 48V, 800A NiFe Battery (in series)| 15, Evergreen 205w "12V" PV array on pole | Midnight ePanel | Grundfos 10 SO5-9 with 3 wire Franklin Electric motor (1/2hp 240V 1ph ) on a timer for 3 hr noontime run - Runs off PV ||
          || Midnight Classic 200 | 10, Evergreen 200w in a 160VOC array ||
          || VEC1093 12V Charger | Maha C401 aa/aaa Charger | SureSine | Sunsaver MPPT 15A

          solar: http://tinyurl.com/LMR-Solar
          gen: http://tinyurl.com/LMR-Lister

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          • #6
            You have the Schneider charge controller. Do you also have a Schneider inverter, either the Conext, or XW series? Schneider controls battery charging through the inverter, so you simply wire your generator into the ACin2 terminals, and you'll get charging. The caution though is that the default setting, at least for the XW is 140A, so you will need a system control panel (SCP) to adjust the charging rate to the size of your generator.

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            • #7
              thanks

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