I have to replace my batteries and I'm thinking of changing things up a bit.
I have completely separate cranking and house batteries connected by a Xantrex echo charger
and an on/off/emergency-combine battery
switch (Blue Sea 5511e). Currently I have a two Trojan SCS150's, one for the house battery
and one for the cranking battery, but I'm considering getting a starting type battery for the cranking rather than another deep-cycle. It seems better suited to the task and I could probably get something a bit smaller and (maybe) cheaper. Does anyone foresee a problem with this? and would it be ok to use an AGM
type cranking battery with a flooded deep cycle battery in this kind of setup? I don't plan on ever having to combine my batteries, but you never know. Also what type of cranking battery is best for starting a small (28hp) diesel
specs call for a minimum of 500CCA and 80Ah at 12V.)?