The AC In features available on the Magnum ME-ARTR advanced router allow your inverter to connect to an AC source during a specific pre-programmed event. For example, if you had grid power, the ME-ARTR could signal a connection in the case of a low battery charge or during a certain time of day when the grid power is cheaper.
This episode in the Magnum Energy video series is designed to help guide you through the screens of the ME-ARTR revision 4.0 in order to setup your AC Input control. Other revisions may show slightly different screens, but this video will guide you through the basics of programming.
The 01 AC IN Control menu under CTRL provides the following event modes for AC Input: Auto Connect, VDC Connect, Time Connect, SOC Connect, and AC In Disabled. Auto Connect signals the inverter to connect to a wired AC source and automatically pass that through to power loads and charge batteries. VDC Connect establishes an AC connection only when your batteries hit a particular voltage and will disconnect when the voltage rises. Time Connect programs the use of an AC source during a particular time period. SOC Connect uses State of Charge rather than Voltage to connect to an AC source when the batteries are reading low. Keep in mind, you must have a BMK installed in your system in order for the SOC option to operate properly. Finally, AC In Disabled completely disables the inverter from connecting to your AC source. In the cases of Time, VDC, and SOC, the 02 Inverter Setup menu under the SETUP options allow you to specify the parameters for each event type.
Please note that this video is not meant to go over every possible scenario, but rather give you an idea of how to program your system for your particular setup. Please refer to your owner’s manual for more in-depth information.