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arkpak 730 Isolator switch

Posted: one year ago Quote #881
Queries on when to have the isolater switch turned on. From what i can understand you must have this turned on while doing any charging ,while having a appliance plugged into the arkpak?

Also if i am using  the 240v  inverter or usb port  while  my fridge is plugged into the arkpak then the isolater switch must be on correct?

What if you are just using the inverter or usb port by themselves?


Posted: one year ago Quote #887
Hi Ironman235

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.

if you want to use the inverter and USB again you must have the red isolator in the On position for these two items to work.

any more questions please ask.

Regards

Brett from Ark



http://www.arkcorp.com.au/
Posted: 11 days ago Quote #1386
Ok, how about turning the question around. When should I turn the Isolator switch to the "off" position?

If it needs to be "on" when connected to an external charging source OR when devices are drawing power from it, when is the Isolator Switch turned "off"?

Sorry if this is a dumb question, but I's still a newbie.
Posted: 9 days ago Quote #1388
Hi Musicofnote

no such thing as a dumb question and it is actually a good one to ask.

The answer is the isolator should always be in the OFF position unless you are doing an external charge or want to power an item from the Ark Pak.

Regards

Brett from Ark
http://www.arkcorp.com.au/
Posted: 9 days ago Quote #1389
Thanks!

So charging the battery = "on"
using the battery to power devices = "on"

Storing = "off" I suppose. Even if plugged in for a trickle charge?
Posted: 8 days ago Quote #1394
Hi musicofnote

The answers to your questions are below

So charging the battery = "on" sorry this is wrong the correct answer OFF

using the battery to power devices = "on" yes this the correct answer

Storing = "off" I suppose. Even if plugged in for a trickle charge? yes this is correct

Regards

Brett from Ark
http://www.arkcorp.com.au/
Posted: 8 days ago Quote #1401
OK, now you’ve lost me again.

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?
Posted: 8 days ago Quote #1402
Hi Music of Note

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.

i hope this helps answer your question.

Regards

Brett from Ark
http://www.arkcorp.com.au/
Posted: 8 days ago Quote #1403
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 :-) )
Posted: 8 days ago Quote #1404
is turning the isolator OFF when not supplying power a safety issue or does it charge better with it in the OFF position?
Posted: 8 days ago Quote #1407
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.

Regards

Brett from Ark
http://www.arkcorp.com.au/
Posted: 8 days ago Quote #1408
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 :-) )


Hi Musicofnote

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.

Regards

Brett from Ark
http://www.arkcorp.com.au/