Reading up a little more on this Trik-L-Start thing it seems a lot of RV folks like them a lot, and I think it's Winnebago that supplies them as standard equipment
. One thing that might or might not be a problem is that the unit includes a diode to prevent the starting battery
from feeding back into the house bank, and I believe the charging
voltage is at 13.8V. However, that shouldn't be a huge problem if one does a long motoring run once in awhile. Also, like the Echo Charge, I assume this unit would provide some charging
any time the house bank voltage was goosed up via solar
, shorepower, etc.
That's the thing that worries me about a battery combiner, like the Yandina. What happens on long motoring runs to the starting battery if the charging regimen is being supplied for what the house bank needs? Or, if you just use the engine
for a little bit with a combiner, your starting battery may actually lose some charge into the house bank--am I correct?