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I am in the middle of installing my echo-charger and starting battery and I have a couple of questions.
1) The alternator has a + that I will connect to the main switch and then to the house batteries, but it also (according to the wiring diagram) has some wires (labeled R & L) that connect into the Starter Switch and I think a Charging light. What do I do with these and are they of any concern?
2) The easiest conversion for me is to keep my two house banks and then add the starting battery. Can I connect the echo-charger house battery connection to the positives of each house bank. I like the two house bank setup because I can continue to use my link 2000 to monitor each bank and charge them independently with the battery charger, alternator and wind generator if necessary.
An additional change from my initial post is that I have decided to replace all 8 6v Trojan T-105s with 2 AGM Group 4D (1 per bank) and will be using a Group 24 AGM Starting Battery. I have a Yanmar 4JHE engine.