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    Question Conqueror inverter/Charger and Solar panels

    Hi All

    I emailed the below to Conqueror and was wondering if anyone here had any advice.

    I purchased a second-hand 2008 conqueror conquest from a private seller recently. I was looking at the charging options available to me when off the grid (in the bush for example)

    The Conquest is fitted with a 220v/12v inverter connected to the battery and charges the battery while connected to 220v.

    Can you tell me what the right solution would be if I wanted to use a solar panel, to charge the battery while in the bush?

    I have a 200W solar panel with controller that I use to charge batteries in the land rover. Can I just connect the crocodile clips of the solar panel to the trailer battery while it is connected to the inverter, assuming the inverter is not connected to 220V, or is it necessary to disconnect the battery first?

    Is this safe and the best method?

    Your help would be appreciated.

    thanks in advance guys.
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    Mudslide I don't really understand, Inverters don't charge batteries when connected to 220V, battery chargers do that. In layman terms Inverters change 12V to 220V so that you can run 220V appliances from 12V batteries. Are you talking about the standard built-in Conqueror charger? If so you can just go ahead and charge the batteries with the Solar Panel through the controller. I do this all the time on all my trailers, Conqueror, Echo and Metalian.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jannie Kubu4x4 View Post
    Mudslide I don't really understand, Inverters don't charge batteries when connected to 220V, battery chargers do that. In layman terms Inverters change 12V to 220V so that you can run 220V appliances from 12V batteries. Are you talking about the standard built-in Conqueror charger? If so you can just go ahead and charge the batteries with the Solar Panel through the controller. I do this all the time on all my trailers, Conqueror, Echo and Metalian.
    Hi Jannie,


    Yes sorry I am referring to the standard on board charger on the conqueror, that is connected to the battery.


    So then it is quite safe to connect the solar panel with controller to the battery directly with the clips, and not disconnect the battery from the charger. Assuming of course that the charger is not plugged into mains.
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