Cruisers Forum

Join CruisersForum Today

Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 19-01-2016, 05:40   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: the Med
Boat: Nauta 54' by Scott Kaufman/S&S - 1989
Posts: 1,151
Images: 3
Making best use of Sto Chargers

Hello everyone :-)

I have a 7.3kW Genny (AC) and two chargers (60A and 45A).
One is working on service bank (6x120Ah AGM) , other on 2x200Ah engine bank (serving also winches, bow-thrust and windlass).

I want to make best use of AGM high recharge rate, using the TWO CHARGERS all at once on AGMs

I understand that an AGM charger can be 20/25% of nominal Ampp, so 60+45Amp does look just on the low side, and 60A really underscoring...

Thus, shall I:

- apply both chargers on same terminals as one bank
- divide the banks (3+3, or 3+2) and keep the 2 chargers independent. ??

Well, I know that prudence and common sense do suggest 'BETTER NOT .. well, really??, and WHY??

batteries are seen by chargers as a utility absorbing current.
I hardly figure out current entering the other charger... (if OFF, maybe...)

The two-bank solution implies double Battery Monitor, and a rotating switch to put them together when in use (not under charge)... so I'd rather go on a single bank fed by 2 chargers...

My solar is just 25A, thus, as smaller (fractional ) bank could be better, in that regard (that A equal to 3% of the bank capacity being just good for floating the big bank)....

Comments welcome :-) (I don't want to burn, neither in hell nor afloat....)
TheThunderbird is offline   Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Help with making practical use of top loading refrigeration, or switching to somethin AndDavRos Provisioning: Food & Drink 36 01-12-2016 05:34
Making sense of raymarine, making a system. northoceanbeach Marine Electronics 13 21-08-2015 14:01
Making up stanchions - what hardware to use? calderp Construction, Maintenance & Refit 0 05-11-2012 20:32
West Marine Sto-Away Seat? exposure General Sailing Forum 4 20-05-2004 20:07

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:29.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.