I hope someone out there can help me answer this question. Here it comes:
I have a Suzuki DT6 outboard
engines which the previous owner has used to charge the single
(60Ah lead acid). The outboard engine
gives about 6Amp (80W) of DC charging
power. The engines altenator wires are wired directly to the boats battery
. There is no charge controller. I have now ordered a Uni-Solar 11W solar
panel to povide more constant charging
power. That has started to make me think about the whole system on-board.
1. Do I need a charge controller for the outboard engine
? If yes, can someone recommend any?
2. I assume I need a charge controller for the solar
panel. I know the panel has diodes, so flow from the battery to the panels
is blocked. But what about current
from the panels
and battery to the engine?
In any case, if someone has experience with the Suzuki DT6 please let me know.