Problem is trying to find the proper charging procedure. My origional idea was to have 3 battery banks. 1 for the diesel engine
2 house bank batteries. One operating and 1 fully charged on standby. ( 80% charged by the battery charger
/ engine alternator, with the last 20% from a solar
panel array with voltage regulation.
With 2 house banks I figured you could discharge one to 50% and then switch over to the fully charged standby. And immediately recharge the other one to 80% say with the Honda
2000i and a matched battery charger ( rated at 70amps ).
Then I learned one battery bank is better than 2, which made sense.
I selected the Odyssey PC - 1800 FT and selected 5 of these for my one housebank.
What size battery charger did I need and what was the detailed charging procedure to be followed ( to meet the warranty 3 year requirements )
Was informed that I should not have more than 4 of these in my house bank and that a ( 80amp x 4 ) battery charger was required.
I don't understand that. Where do you find a 12 volt 320 amp battery charger.
Sorry this is so long winded, but as a future World Cruiser this is a serious subject and needs clarification. I hope one of you experienced experts will reply and tell me the best set up for my sailboat. I need 800 ah house bank and seperate engine battery. I also have a Nothernlights diesel
Thany you for your support.