I know your not supposed to mix wet cell and AGM
batteries in a single
bank, but what about having one bank of wet cell and a separate bank of AGM's.
I currently have 4 T-105's (which I love) but I'd like to add a second bank of AGM's. I just don't have the room for another bank of wet cells but I could easily add a second bank of AGM's, specifically Mastervolts Slimline batteries.
I have a Xantrex 3 stage charger
that can charge 3 different banks of batteries and eack bank can be independently configured for wet cells, AGM's of gel batteries. I would have both banks going to a standard bank 1, bank 2, both and off battery
selector switch. I know I couldn't set the switch to both when motoring due to the different charge acceptance rates between wet and AGM
,s but couldn't I just charge bank 1 until the battery monitor
shows a full charge, then throw the switch over to bank 2 until that bank is charged?
, I currently charge the batteries using a portable generator
to run the charger
, along with a small solar
panel and, rarely, the engine
. I have plans to buy larger solar panels
and possibly a wind generator
to eliminate (hopefully) all off my current
noisy methods of charging
So can anyone tell me if it would be ok to mix battery types in this way? Any thoughts/advice would be greatly appreciated.