Originally Posted by sailvayu
John can I ask why you want to do this? I just do not understand what you are trying to do and why? Are you trying to put a rapid charge back in your batteries? If so why?
Thanks for the replys and I understand why people would be nervous about this and rightly so. Its not an idea that that can be taken lightly as there is a real chance of doing damage if its not all set up correctly and monitored.
My batteries are 2v forktruck batteries. which I have set up with a single
point watering system. They never get hot even when putting 130a into them.
The reason I want to do this is to limit the time I have to run the generator
when at anchor
. I would like to get it under 1 hr a day, at the moment i need 1.5 hrs which is a bit too long for me.
The typical week at anchor
senario means that my batteries run from 60% to 85%. This is the range in which i can input the most amps under generator
. And it is within this range that I want to use the extra 40 amps. This is the only time the extra 40 amps will be used.
The charge back to 100% is either done under motor
or propshaft alternator
when sailing or back at the dock
. I have no wind
Thanks very much to the replys