CTEK DS DUAL D.C Charger – DC/DC solution for operational charging The DS DUAL charger obtains its energy from DC sources such as alternators. The CTEK DS Dual DC-DC charger will charge, condition and maintain your dual battery system, with the ability to charge from both your alternator while. Why won’t my CTEK DS Dual Charge from Solar Panels? The CTEK D DC-DC Charger will also charge from solar panels while it is getting input from.

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I have attached a diagram showing how this setup would work for you; I’ve also attached a review video of the SmartPass Unit for you to take a look at. Otherwise it could be mounted on the truck. Does come with two metal connectors that you can just open them up just like that and connect your to the other chargers and four extra thumb screws. The cables on it has an eyelet terminal right here that connects to the negative cable.

If you don’t have anything drawing power it may very slowly charge your batteries but the best way to keep your batteries charged is by using a charger like part CTEK when you have access to AC power. Things to be Aware of When Charging a Battery from an Alternator The biggest thing to be aware of is that your alternator will more or less provide just a maintenance charge for your batteries.

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She recommended you remove the regulator from the system. Separates Critical from Non-Critical Electrical Devices The SmartPass also protects the power to critical electrical devices by separating them from non-critical equipment such as marine refrigerators.

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It takes advantage of higher-output alternators to charge larger banks of service batteries, and it protects both batteries and electronics.

Let us know if anything is missing or if you have any questions. Product Experts Available Now! Without the smartpass your battery charger provides about 20 amps but with the smartpass your battery charger will provide about amps. Critical and non-critical electrical devices are supported and connected separately.

Keeps You Informed Easy-to-read indicator lights keep you informed of SmartPass charging actions and alert you to any problems that may develop.

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Having 4 gauge wire from the battery to the charger and then back to the other batteries will be the way to go. Do duall have a question about this Accessories and Part? Either way, it sounds like the solar panel was connected directly to your batteries. Show All 1 videos Show Fewer Videos. We make sure that the products we sell are what we say they are, and that they work the way they are supposed to work.

Conditions must be perfect while using solar power for To answer your questions, the negative from the altenator will not come into play and should stay grounded to the vehicle. This item qualifies for Free Shipping.

With a SmartPass charger, electrical devices are separated from the service battery, allowing more power to go to charging the service battery so that it can be charged faster. I have included a link to the installation instructions for duwl to check out as well. He did state that because of the start assistance dyal the SmartPass provides, they highly recommend using a amp fuse and not a amp unit. With that being said, a 20 minute drive is not really sufficient time to charge a battery so your best option would be to incorporate the use The negative cable connection M8 coming from the Smartpass will also need to be grounded.


The input voltage range is 10 volts DC up to 22 volts DC. Can a Solar Panel be Connected Directly to 6V Batteries I’m guessing that your two 6V batteries are either wired in series or in parallel see attached photo. This is especially ctem if the service battery is xtek or consists of a bank of batteries, in which case charging could normally take a long time.

This needs to be connected to the auxiliary battery and then a charge source whether that is the alternator from your tow vehicle or a solar panel. If the ground of your chassis is good you would be just fine to run the ground there instead of back to the battery. He also stated that you can switch the Now, this is even for housing that rely on generators for power. Because we take providing accurate product information seriously, we take our own detailed product photos, demo videos and installation videos, as well as verify measurements, instructions, and vehicle fit information.

Info for this part was: This will protect your main starting battery from auxilary drain and regulate current for multi-battery systems. The battery types that this supports is the wet batteries, the MF batteries, the AGM and most gel batteries. Higher Output Rating The SmartPass can provide a higher amperage charge rate which it would receive from an alternator with higher output to handle more demanding service batteries and banks of batteries.