I am currently looking at sorting out a bit of a mess with my batteries left over from the previous owner.
There is no shore power charging
in place just solar
I have two battery's in parallel feeding the inboard, fridge and windlass
. This in itself is a concern due to the draw. Both banks are operating with deep cycle 12 Volt batteries. Both current
banks have a three way battery
switch in the system.
I am looking at maintaining a single battery
for the engine
and a single
for the high power draw items such as fridge and windlass
. The house bank would stay as is. The solar panels
are regulated directly into the house bank. I would like to add a shore power charger
to the system.
Now is they time to sort this issue out as both my engine
batteries are dead and want too set things up properly.
My questions are:
Am I heading in the right direction in separating the engine and heavy draw items or just being over cautious?
Where would I input the shore power charger
to charge all batteries?
VSRs between each battery/bank?
Does anyone have a schematic or circuit diagram for such a configuration?
Any assistance would be appreciated.