Magnum Energy’s ME-ARTR advanced router includes a 2-wire dry contact auxiliary relay (i.e., no voltage provided) that can be connected to any device requiring a contact closure to operate. Easy to program and customizable for your system, the Aux Relay is perfect for vent fans, lights, or other components that support battery-backed power. This latest episode in Magnum Energy’s ME-ARTR video series guides you through the screens of the ME-ARTR revision 4.0 in order to setup the Aux Relay feature.
The flexible settings allow you to engage and disengage the Aux Relay based on DC voltage, battery state of charge (SOC), or inverter fault. By navigating to the O1F ARTR Aux Relay menu, you can set an Active High or Active Low scenario with precise voltage and time delay parameters. Alternatively, the 01G ARTR Relay SOC menu allows you to set similar parameters based on SOC. Keep in mind, you must have a BMK installed in your system in order for this setting to operate properly.
While the ME-ARTR allows for multiple relay modes, only one can be active at any moment. The 04 ARTR Aux Relay menu allows you to activate the appropriate relay mode: force the relay open, force the relay closed, set it to Auto VDC, set it to Auto VDC based on temperature compensation, set it to engage when the inverter is in a fault, or set it to Auto SOC. Other ME-ARTR revisions may show slightly different screens, but this video should get you through the menus. Please refer to your owner’s manual for more in-depth information.