Originally Posted by Tom.B
How is having my combiner engaged to a single charger, any different than a combiner relay?
The question I would have is can the condition of one of the batteries connected via a combiner to a charger override the condition of the other batteries connected to the combiner in such a way that could adversely affect the other batteries?
In other words, would the charger respond to the condition of Battery A which might have some issue that causes it to demand a continuous high rate of charge which would then cause the charger via the combiner to apply that same continuous high rate of charge to Batteries B and C which didn't need a high rate of charge, thus cooking the hell out of Batteries B and C?
I don't pretend to have even an inkling of the answer. It's just the question that occurs to me when I hear about one multi-stage charger charging multiple batteries or battery banks that could be in different states of charge or condition.