Join Date: Jan 2003
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Re: Running a portable generator at an angle of heel
To the best of my recollection, on my 1000, the 8 amp figure refers to the 12v output through an accessory plug with clips that can be attached to a battery's terminals... But that voltage is only minimally above 12v - nothing close to the 14+ volts either my alternator or battery charger will put out, and completely unfiltered/unregulated... Seems only useful for "jump-starting" a dead battery, to me - that's my primary reason for having one aboard, at any rate...
That's why I suggested in my initial post -and why others like Maine Sail have concurred - that such generators are a very inefficient means of charging batteries, without the use of a separate 110v charger... The OP appears to have lost interest in this issue, however... (grin)
Both the EU1000 and the EU2000 have a 12V / 8A DC output. This output is utterly useless for charging compared to using the AC side of the generator.
It is far more efficient to use the EU series generators to power an on-board battery charger, unless of course your on-board charger is 10A.......
-Maine Sail / CS-36T
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