You said to ironman235 above: “you would only have the red isolator switched in the on position when you need to power an item from the Ark Pak or if you want to do an external charge into the Ark Pak.”
but now you wrote to me: “So charging the battery = "on" sorry this is wrong the correct answer OFF”
I don’t understand now which is correct. Let’s say I’m underway in the car with nothing drawing from the ArkPak. I plug the 12v charger into the cigarette socket to charge it while driving. Do I turn the isolator to ON or to OFF? OR I’m home and I plug the ArkPak into my house current with no device drawing from it. Do I turn the isolator to ON or to OFF?
good to see you are following the threads and reading them in that partucular post iam revering to and external charge such as solar panels when you are doing an external charge to the Ark Pak you must always have isolator ON, but when doing a 240 volt AC home charge or a 12 volt DC car charge you can have the isolator off and the unit will still charge up no problem.
Hi Music of note it is directly related to a safety issue no need to have it on if no power is being consumed, and no the unit does not charge better just a safety first with the operation of the unit.
musicofnote: Ah ok - off actually unless charging from Solar (ON) or actually using a device from the ArkPak
Charging from the car's 12v without devices or charging at home without devices, the Isolator is OFF.
Do I have it right now?
(No I'm not blond, just a musician dog trainer :-) )
you are on the correct page
also i do want to point out that i am very happy to answer your questions so please do not feel i think you are blonde i find it great that you are doing your absolute best to be 100% informed this is a great thing.