Yes I know these items have been discussed before. My situation, I need to put a plan for a upgrade to a 65' Ketch
its got a single
Leece Neville 95 amp alternator
a Victron 24V 5KVA inverter Charger
and when away from the dock
a 8KW Diesel
genset. Its a 24V system with 8 of 12V 95Ahr Gel Battery
house Bank, 2 of same for Starter Motor
its been fine for day trips till now but next couple of months we go blue water
Apart from installing, refrig, water
maker, auto pilot, and probably dealing with a inadequate house bank. We need more amp hrs generated and battery
monitoring. Unfortunately because of a new hyd power supply for bow thruster there is no room for a 2nd alternator
. And money
is getting tight and I'm still yet to convince my crew buddies of the need for a battery Monitor
So my question is should we get a 3 step external regulator
for the alternator, change output to House bank and use battery combiner. OR Should we keep the alternator as it is on start battery, and get a DC to DC charger
from start battery to House bank.
I think knowing my crew buddies I can only have one of these items. Which way do you reckon.
And do you think we have adequate House bank.