I have secured a 200w PV panel to my roof. I can tunnel down to the "fuse box" where there is also a transformer and some kind of onboard factory trickle charger. I have a quality charge controller and inline fuse.
What about competing charging systems?
1. Is there a conflict between the on board transformer supplying a charge to the batteries and the solar
system doing the same - at the same time?
2. What about the tow vehicle battery
? The truck alternator usually charges the house batteries, too. Will that system conflict with the solar
or will the solar
charge the truck battery
I've been told to install a switch to shut off the solar when I'm plugged into shore power. (I'll forget, does it matter if I forget?)
I know I can isolate the truck battery
from the trailer. Mostly I unplug when camping.
I've read some books and online and somehow this question is just overlooked. Perhaps I'm thinking too much. Maybe just hook it up and go and there's no problem!?
Thanks in advance.