Battery banks. Need they be the same?
My cal 46 has two battery banks and a set of two lifeline starter batteries
I have on board a xantrex MS 3000 which is a converter/charger combo
House battery bank 1 consists of 4 6 Volts batteries connected in series
And the bank 2 has two 4D 12volts bats connected in parallel
My question is 1) is there any advantage to this choice of bats
2) is it preferable to have two identical battery banks
Like two sets of 4 six volt batteries
Istead of two different banks
3) having two different banks would that in anyway adversely affect the
Performance of my xantrex MS 3000
Also my starter bats are also connected to the charging system. Is this advisable. My boat electrician installed a combiner with the wirings.
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