Originally Posted by cal40john
connect alternator to the house bank, ... The echo charger
is connected to this in parallel and siphons off up to 15 amps to charge the start battery. It only charges the start battery when the voltage at the house bank is high enough that it knows the alternator is running. It stops charging
the start battery when the start battery is full.
Ahhh, I see.
Yes, thats the ultimate.
Mostly boats work the other way around where the start battery is deemed so important it gets most of the good stuff.
Thats quite what I want.
However, thats a project
for down the track. But thanks for explianing it, and for Bill bringing it up.
I put in an 85 amp Continuous today, but now I got to thinking if the windlass
goes through it then I will need 200 amps... (I don't know if it does becsue the windlass
can work without the engine
I checked the old one and it was rated 150 amps.
So back to the chandlry!!
Thanks for everyones help