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Old 17-08-2012, 19:14   #16
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Re: Freedom 25 Charger and Honda EU2000i Generator

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Definitely don't wanna do that. I was referring to this charger:

Amazon.com: Battery Tender 022-0165-DL-WH 12-Volt 2-Bank Battery Management System: Automotive

It says its perfect for AGM if thats to be believed?? I liked it because it can handle both banks at once. You think not so good?
J,

No offense, but it's clear from your posts that you haven't a clue about DC systems on your boat. The charger you referred to has a charging capacity of 1.25A on each of two legs, for a total of 2.5 amps.

We were talking about a DLS-75/IQ/4 which has a charging capacity of 75 amps, or 30 times as much!

Since you have a Freedom 20 aboard (with a charging capacity of up to 100 amps), I assume that you have a healthy sized battery bank to go along with it.

You'd really be best served by buying and reading a good text on 12VDC systems. Charlie Wing's book is a good one. If you don't want to do the work, then get a professional marine electrician to advise you. It would likely save you a lot of $$$ in the long run.

This is particularly advisable if you have AGM house batteries, as suggested by your last remarks, since these require special charging setups so as to obtain maximum efficiency and avoid doing damage to, e.g., your engine's alternator.

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Old 17-08-2012, 19:24   #17
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Re: Freedom 25 Charger and Honda EU2000i Generator

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Isnt the Honda 2000 a 12 volt unit, inverted to 120v? I thought they had direct 12V out capability?
the honda unit is not 12volt anything......I don't remember the exact number for the dc power produced, but it's well over 200 volts.
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Old 17-08-2012, 19:33   #18
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the honda unit is not 12volt anything......I don't remember the exact number for the dc power produced, but it's well over 200 volts.
Actually, the Honda EU2000i has a 12V DC output intended for charging only 12V car batteries. It has a maximum output of 8 amps. It is unregulated.

See pp 24, 25, and 61 of the manual.

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Actually, the Honda EU2000i has a 12V DC output intended for charging only 12V car batteries. It has a maximum output of 8 amps. It is unregulated.

See pp 24, 25, and 61 of the manual.

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Yes, but that's not the output from the alternator, it's from a rectifier.
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Yes, but that's not the output from the alternator, it's from a rectifier.

... and your point is?
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... and your point is?
Did you read the original post I was replying to?
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Did you read the original post I was replying to?
Yes, I did. Carefully.

What is your point?
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My remote control panel isn't the same as the one in the manual I think its the advanced version or whatever because I can't access dip switches.
I use "power share" setting of 5A, it actually pulls 6A and I run it using my EU1000i and the inverter(Freedom 20)/charger outputs about 25A
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Yes, I did. Carefully.

What is your point?
That the Honda gen is not simply a 12 vdc supply feeding an inverter
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I use "power share" setting of 5A, it actually pulls 6A and I run it using my EU1000i and the inverter(Freedom 20)/charger outputs about 25A
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What kind of DC cables are you using and are you connecting to your Freedom directly?

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What kind of DC cables are you using and are you connecting to your Freedom directly?

thanks
I use a short cable to connect the shore power outlet to the AC outlet on the generator, no DC cable required, Freedom does the charging like it normally would. Connecting DC directly would only give me 8 Amps and no voltage regulation. For a 2000, you should be able to set power share to 15 A and expect 60 Amps DC max. power output.
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