Charging Batteries - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > General Interest Forums > Gear & Maintenance
 Not a Member? 
  #1  
Old 01-02-2001
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Posts: 62
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 14
navtron is on a distinguished road
Charging Batteries

I have two alternators on my engine....one has an external "Smart Regulator", the other an internal regulator....Can I connect them both to one battery bank?
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 01-12-2001
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Posts: 2
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
kappy is on a distinguished road
Charging Batteries

If I had such a set up, I''d connect the one with the internal regulator to the engine starting bank, and the external stepped regulator one to my house bank. This assumes you have them separated (isolated electronically).
If you connect both to one battery bank they will sense the incorrect higher voltage and neither will charge the batteries properly.
You might want to read Nigel Calder''s book on boat maintenance & systems.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Golf cart batteries hathanger Gear & Maintenance 8 03-13-2005 03:23 PM
Batteries tm3 Gear & Maintenance 20 12-08-2003 03:10 PM
battery nightmares pmills42255 Gear & Maintenance 9 03-16-2003 07:17 AM
Products that are NOT marinized or marine grade that work tsenator Gear & Maintenance 23 03-03-2003 08:35 PM
Batteries & Charging capedory30 General Discussion (sailing related) 2 04-27-2001 04:05 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:44 PM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012