We live aboard a 14 year old 45' cat. We added 820watts of solar panels
last year to help the charging
needs of the 10 golfcart batts (aprox.1140 amps hrs). We've left the pier and constant shorepower trickling in extra charging
(heading south for the winter). I've noticed that our old (original)Heart/Freedom 25 is showing "E-3" overheating
on the Xantrex link 2000 panel,when we encounter a few straight days of no sun and have to run the 10kw Westerbeke
I've been told..." the poor charger
,she's workin as hard as it can, cap'n" to quote Cheif Eng.Scotty of the starship....
We're inFt. Lauderdale and have access to Donovan Marine
and good prices on Charles and Newmar.
Do I purchase
a big Charles 60amp charger only
and keep the Freedom for inverting only?
How would I monitor
the Charles' charging rate?
Will the Xantrex still monitor
I've been told that the Charles has a habit of going to "float" a bit too early while attempting to charge large battery
We try to keep the amp hours above -400we were advised to never go below half the amp hour of our 1140 bat bank...