I'm trying to rationalise the charging
systems on the boat
as part of planning the addition of solar
At the moment we have:
cranking: Varta G7 95Ah Car battery
cranking: Banner 100Ah P10044 Starter Battery
- House: 3 x Rolls AGM
- Bowthruster: 2 x unknown
: Mastervolt w/ Alpha Pro
: Cristec CPS2 60A (Bosch C3 attached to generator
The generator start battery is completely separate with its own charger
so can be ignored for now (there's a separate isolator which can connect it in to the house bank in an emergency)
I'll need to check next time I'm on the boat
what kind of batteries
the bowthruster uses, but we have at least two types of battery already between the AGM
house bank and the starter battery.
The Mastervolt Alpha Pro connects to a battery isolator (Sure Power SP1203) which in turn connects to each bank. I haven't followed the cables
yet but I believe the Cristec connects to each bank individually.
Is it possible (or necessary) to set up separate charge profiles for each bank?
And if adding solar
in, should the controller connect to the battery isolator or direct to the house bank?