OUr current battery
setup is a Trojan 1275 house battery
, 150ah 12v wet. Starter battery is a Grp 24 Optima battery.
They were both put into service
in May. I now want to add another 1275 to the house bank. I know mixing older and newer batteries is not a good idea, but since it was put into service
recently, will this be ok? The existing battery spent about two months being charged from engine
only, light loads, and then I installed a Iota
45 AMp charger
which it has been on since.
Secondly, The Optima is physically in the spot where the second Trojan need to go. So my first step would be to drop the Trojan in, and then relocate the Optima behind the engine
, a Volvo
2002 18hp diesel
. If I don't get the Optima relocated for a bit, is it ok to start the engine from the combined bank of the two Trojans? I imagine this would be for maybe 10-15 starts max.