Looking for some feedback/suggestions as I'm planning on doing some basic re-wiring on my boat.
My goals are to:
- Increase the charging
capability of the genset by adding a 80A charger
in parallel to the existing 40A.
- Introduce a solar regulator
and 400w of panels
(I'm mounting the panels
- Combine ta large 225AH Starter Gel into the house battery
bank (making 675AH).
- Start the main motor
off the battery
which was previously dedicated to the geny starter.
- Simplify the whole system by removing 2 battery selector switches and a battery isolator & associated wiring
I've done a 1st draft
One problem I have is that I need to be able to charge the starter battery off the main motor
,solar etc. Currently it only charges off the 40A geny battery charger
but given that now its the primary starter for the main engine
I guess it needs to be charged from other sources as well. Is the best option here an echo charger?
Also I'm still not too sure about paralleling the 2 different battery chargers (although one manufactuer didnt think it would be a problem). I figure it wont hurt to try as other people have done it successfully.
Another thing which doesnt feel right is having both starter motors +ve's on the same switch terminal. I guess as long as I dont start both motors at once I maybe alright.
Any advice is appreciated as its all quiet new to me.