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Multi charging sources and the smart regulators

PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2010 9:49 pm
by CTECH
Does anyone know what will happen in a two alternator two battery bank system if a charge relay is placed between the two banks? Will one of the regulators sense the other alternator and turn off? Will I get the full benefit of both alternators charging my batteries? I have a SAR V2 on one bank and a SAR V3 on the other. Both are controlling 150A alternators charging their own bank.

Re: Multi charging sources and the smart regulators

PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 12:11 am
by Coulomb
You'll probably get a low frequency bounce at times when the alternators alternate which one is charging, but also see this article:
http://www.amplepower.com/primer/twoeng/index.html.