Our boat has two banks of 4 x 110ah x 12v each (for 220ah x 24v each). One bank runs the windlass
, bow thruster, and winches. The other runs everything else. It doesn't make sense to keep them separate, and so we are combining them by running a wire (with fuse) between the positive terminals of the two banks.
Here's the conundrum: Can we just connect the two banks, and leave it at that? The main AC charger
, a Newmar 40 amps (x 24v) unit, has two separate outputs, one of which is connected to each bank. The 110 amp (x 24v) Neville-Leese alternator
(managed by an Adverc four-stage regulator) charges the two banks through a Driftgate low-loss diode splitter.
Do I need to dismantle all the dual bank charging gear
? Or will it work ok just the way it is? After all, the two banks are still there, just connected with one simple wire.