Originally Posted by Capt J
The Pronautic charger only puts out 60 amps if you bridge the 3 leads together.
Could you run the isolator between starting battery bank and the house battery bank, and run the alternator straight to the starting batteries.......
I had a friend now come to think of it that hooked his yamaha EFI 200 to an isolator and then 2 battery banks and it made the engine run weird.
Gary Felipe was talking about his dual alternator to 3 battery output, Sure Power
battery isolator. The Hitachi alternator will work with a battery combiner.
There are three reasons for not using a battery combiner for charging the Cranking Battery Bank with the House/Electronics Battery bank:
> I plan to use Wet or Flooded 8D Deka batteries for the cranking function and AGM 8D Deka batteries for the house/electronics loads. The battery manufacturer advises against charging dissimilar battery types together.
> I have dedicated an onboard ProMariner ProTech-4 battery charger with a specific Wet/Flooded charging pattern to charge the cranking battery bank and the new ProMariner ProNautic smart battery charger with a specific AGM charging pattern to charge the house/electronics battery bank. If I were to combine these two banks, it would defeat the separate charging programs.
> The cranking battery bank's discharge will be minor and require only maintenance levels of charging. The house/electronics battery bank will be exposed to heavy, long term loads (if the fish are biting) and require heavy and long charging. This can be most effectively performed by two separate charging systems.