Originally Posted by trimming out
Need advice. Can I use my portable 1650 portable generator to act as shore power to my ProMariner 1230i battery charger? The thought being put a twist lock end on a short 12 gauge extention cord and run from the 11o volt of gen/invertor to my shore power connection. I have used the gen to charge up my batteries via the direct to battery cable supplied but thats a hassle and there is no over charge protection. Thanks guys.
( I have 2 deep cycle 12 volt house bats, and 2 large engine start bats.)
Is the generator a 1650 watt continuous or peak? The 1230i manual does not state the amperage draw but calls for an 11 amp breaker which equals about 1320 watts. Granted that is at maximum charging current
If that is a peak generator rate you may be near or over the maximum continuous rate.
BTW: I do the same thing with my boat. We have a 50 watt solar
panel that keeps up just fine for weekends. But when we go away for a week running the generator for 2 hours every 3-4 days makes it so I do not have to be the light/radio nazi with my kids