And likely a dumb question from a layman at that so bear with, please.
My 8kw diesel
genset has its own alternator
which charges its own separate battery
. The genset batt is also charged, however, by my Xantrex 50A charger
which I generally have on when the genset is running (there is no way to easily separate the genset from the other batt. banks). Are both the genset DC alt. and
the 110v charger
the genset batt. at the same time? Does this scenario call for installation
of an external smart regulator
on the genset alt.? My batts are all AGM
the genset batt from overcharging is probably not a big concern. Along the same lines, I never use the 110v charger when I'm also running the engine
. Is doing so also a potential issue in the absence of a smart regulator
on the engine
Just trying to get a clearer sense of these different ways of charging
my batts and how they interact. Would also be nice not to destroy my newish LifeLines! Thanks -- Dan.