On Exit Only, we had 90 amp Balmar
Alternators on each of our engines, and we had xantrex three stage regulation on each alternator
The rate limiting step of our charging
cycle was not the size of our alternators. It was the size of our battery
banks. The acceptance rate of our batteries was such that they could not take full alternator
output for more than fifteen minutes before being regulated downward.
The only way we could have higher and longer output from our alternators without frying our batteries would have been to add more batteries to the battery
That's one of the reasons that I went to wind
generators. In the tradewinds, we had a continuous output from the wind
generators at a rate that the batteries could accept without overcharging.