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I've got a 23' North American with 2 batteries (house and starter). I want to install a charger to use shore power to keep both batteries charged. There's nothing on the boat that consumes power when I'm away except the bilge pump. I've read articles on here and Mainsail's site (great site btw) but I can't seem to figure out a few details.

I'm thinking I need an ACR to separate/protect the 2 batteries, but I'd like some input on that. I'm looking at the Sterling ProCharge Ultra 10A charger. I also have a small solar panel (10W?) that I would like to keep. The solar panel does not currently have a controller, I'm not sure if I need one. It's currently wired to the house battery.

Please take a look at my drawing and let me know if I'm on the right track.

Thanks.
 

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Charger goes to house.

Yes to the VSR/ACR, Yandina combiner or Echo Charger would be fine, from House to Starter.

I doubt 10A is enough unless tiny FLA House batt.

That tiny solar won't do much at all, maybe counter self-discharge for isolated storage.
 
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