Originally Posted by cal40john
Sure - That is an obvious solution that will clearly run a few boat bucks.
I think OP is trying to get maximum use of the 10 amps he has, as meager as it may be.
And to the OP - The one thing that has been nagging me is the bench test claiming 18 amps output. I presume this was with a bench regulator
. Your external (mechanical I presume) regulator
will not likely ever let the generator produce 18 amps.
As calJohn says this is a really pitiful charging source for any modern battery. It was surely designed to only top up a start battery and maybe run the blinkers, headlights and an AM radio
(poorly I might add) circa 1965.
To use this as a charging system for a multi-battery house bank is really futile and you could really end up crapping your batteries out.