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Originally Posted by MarkofSeaLife
I am testing a problem that I don't know if I have or not. (Does that sound normal on a cruising boat? LOL)
I have a large house bank and a smallish starting battery. All batteries are new. I have seperate isolators for each bank. Each bank can only go On or Off. Normally both are On.
I want to start the engine and then turn off the starting battery, leaving the house bank On.
Can I do that or will it blow up?
Basically I want all the charge to go into the house bank as a test.
(I don't want to describe the problem I am testing cos I don't want to get side tracked
It all depends upon how it is wired. We'd need more info on the path the alternator takes and the equipment used to send charge current to each bank. Very difficult to give an answer without more information.
-Maine Sail / CS-36T
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