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post #7 of Old 12-18-2011
captainjay
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The generator doesn't have the capacity to charge your house batteries. The 6kw has a very small charging system designed to keep a dedicated start battery charged. The on board 110 volt charger or charger/inverter does the charging under generator power just like when you are plugged into shore power. If you are only getting 40 amps then it's a charger issue. I would learn to maintain it, fix or upgrade your charger and keep it as a back up. You will never say I wish I only had one way to charge the batteries. Also the ability to dry the boat out with the on board air conditioning for a few hours will come in handy on still days, or rainy nights.
Jay


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