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Posted: 2 years ago Quote #879
Hi, is it ok to charge the PowerPack2 from the 12v vehicle outlet, while using the pack to power a fridge?  The manual suggests that you can't, however the FAQ section on the website says you can.
Posted: 2 years ago Quote #880
Hi,
Attempted to charge my PP2 via the 240V AC -DC charger but initially didn't work. Tried checking for DC volts at the end plug but nothing. Went online for a bit then went back into the shed & plugged in the 240V AC -DC & all is well, charging light on the PP2.
Positive that my 240V source is fine, no issues with connectivity so question is:
Is this normal for the AC - DC & DC - DC charges? If so we I will need to pay more attention to the charging system I propose to use & just not plug it in and expect it to work first time.
Posted: 2 years ago Quote #884
mjk:
Hi, is it ok to charge the PowerPack2 from the 12v vehicle outlet, while using the pack to power a fridge?  The manual suggests that you can't, however the FAQ section on the website says you can.

Hi mjk

i can confirm the manual is correct, we do not recommend charging and discharging at the same time with the power pack 2 product code DA15.

this information on the website relates to the AP715 and AP730 not the DA15

Regards

Brett from Ark
http://www.arkcorp.com.au/
Posted: 2 years ago Quote #885
Hi Emmadale

i would expect you to be able to plug it straight into the PP2 and walk away the smart charging system is designed to users friendly and that you can just set and forget.

check that the AC home charge is putting out more then 18 volts for it to be working it must be more then 18 volts for the DA15.

will await your reply

Regards

Brett from Ark
http://www.arkcorp.com.au/
Posted: 2 years ago Quote #886
Thanks Brett,  I'm confused by your reference to model number DA10W.  I have the DA15 (Powerpack 2) - can this be 12V charged and discharged at the same time?
Posted: 2 years ago Quote #888
HI MJK

sorry i have used the wrong part number it is meant to be DA15,

i have also fixed up my first post as well.

Regards

Brett from Ark
http://www.arkcorp.com.au/
Posted: 2 years ago Quote #889
mjk:
Thanks Brett,  I'm confused by your reference to model number DA10W.  I have the DA15 (Powerpack 2) - can this be 12V charged and discharged at the same time?

Hi MJK

with the DA15 you can only do one of them at a time, the reason is the DA15 is only a 1.5amp tricking charging system, meaning if you try to do both then your not really charging the PP2 (DA15)

if you have more questions please ask.

Regards

Brett from Ark
http://www.arkcorp.com.au/
Posted: 2 years ago Quote #890
Brett at ArkCorp:
Hi Emmadale

i would expect you to be able to plug it straight into the PP2 and walk away the smart charging system is designed to users friendly and that you can just set and forget.

check that the AC home charge is putting out more then 18 volts for it to be working it must be more then 18 volts for the DA15.

will await your reply

Regards

Brett from Ark

Posted: 2 years ago Quote #891
Hi Bret,
Just checked the voltage, had to wiggle the probes of my volt meter about but got a steady 20.3V DC. However the only way I can get it to work on my PP2 is to insert the plug then apply a small amount of tension on the cord. If I simply just plug it in, the lights come on for a short period of time then go out. Currently I am putting a small weight on the lead over the top of the PP2 & it works fine, going from charge to conditioning. I bought this online interstate approx. 6mths ago.
Posted: 8 months ago Quote #1260
Hi, is ok to run a fridge directly off the powerpack 2 terminals while a solar panel is also connected to the terminals.  I use the accessory plug socket but the connection is unreliable and I'd like to run it directly off the terminals if possible.
thanks
Posted: 8 months ago Quote #1262
Hi mjk

this is a great question to ask and i can confirm your answer is yes you can charge and discharge from the Powerpack 2  (DA15) in this way

just some additional information you would want to do this with panels that are at least 80 watts or more what panel size do you have ?

Regards

Brett  

http://www.arkcorp.com.au/
Posted: 8 months ago Quote #1264
thanks Brett, I have two 40W panels and either run a single panel or run them together.  I gather you dont recommend using one 40W panel with a direct terminal connection.
Posted: 8 months ago Quote #1265
Hi mjk

you are much better off running them as 1 x 80 watt panel this way you dont have 2 charge controllers competing to charge the one battery.

if you have any more questions please ask.

Regards

Brett from Ark  

http://www.arkcorp.com.au/
Posted: one month ago Quote #1421
Hi Brett,

I note from previous comments you say you cannot run a fridge whist charging the battery in the powerpack 2? Am I reading this wrong because that seems odd, if this is the case how am I going to run my fridge whilst recharging the battery when I am camping?

Should have I purchased the 715 or 730 instead?
Posted: one month ago Quote #1424
Hi Kermar

you will note that is only related to AC home charge or DC car charge the reason for that is it is only a 1.5A/h which is a trickle charge, but you can do an external charge with Solar panels and discharge at the same time as long as thge solar panels put more then 1.5A/h charge back into the battery.

if you have any more questions please ask.

Regards

Brett from Ark  
http://www.arkcorp.com.au/