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Charging batterys from a 3500w generator
I am new to the liveaboard scene and I have a new 3500 generator I got on the cheap from a pawn shop due to the cord mechanism being damaged.
I have two 6v golf cart batts which I need to charge and I am trying to figure out a way to charge them as quickly as possible off the 110v or 12v feeds available from the generator. Assuming a three-stage charger is needed needed here I am wondering what is a good brand of marine batt charger under say 250 bucks used or 500 bucks new that will plug into the 110 receptacles on my generator and deliver enough charging amps to top off my 2 6v batts in..let's say a 18-hour period... how many amps -size charger would this be roughly and in light of my low budget, charging needs, and power source for the 3-stage charger ( 3000w/3500w peak basic-type worksite/emergency generator and (other source.... 9.9 Merc outboard w/generator feed...thanks for any ideas ...