Was curious to know if the charge controller you use to protect a solar panel from over charging a battery can be used in the same way with say a gen set putting out 10 amps. If the controller would be able to handle the 10 amps would it shut down t$he gen set to protect the battery.
Looking at solar and gen sets for out lot currently no power and they want $4000 to put it in so we are going without. Plus we want to let it like the outdoors.
Like Gina said.....No.
This is why most will suggest using a good quality battery charger with a Genset to charge the battery.
The output of the Gen is usually unregulated D.C. and will bulk charge without conditioning the battery and then will just overcharge.
Solar panels output around 18 V.D.C. and the charge controller makes sure the battery see around 13.8 V.D.C. regulated and metered to charge like any other quality charger.
The Solar control would not like the undervoltage input from the Genset.
Battery chargers running from the Generator
output A.C. are the answer.