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Old 01-12-2009, 07:19   #1
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Another Charger Question for the Electrical Gurus

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quick question about battery chargers. i currently have a prosport 12 amp cargher for my house battery and start battery. so im only charging at 6 amps each. got a line on a good deal for a 30amp single bank charger and was wondering if i could run both of them at the same time. thinking put the 12amp charger on the start battery the 30 amp on the house battery. is this doable or am i going to run into issues. thanks everyone
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You can hook both chargers to one bank of batteries so long as you have it on the correct side of the combiner or isolator. This way either charger can be used to charge both banks in case you have a charger failure. Generally, you would connect the chargers to the house bank. The house bank then charges the start bank via the combiner or isolator. This way makes it pretty much automatic meaning you don't have to mess with switches in order to keep both banks topped up. You will still have those switches to bypass the combiner or isolator if they fail.

You can put two or more sources of DC to a bank of batteries. Don't worry about that.

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