improving charge rate on Generator

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improving charge rate on Generator

Postby GRichards on Thu Jun 27, 2013 1:02 pm

A boat I am working on has a small screaming 5.5kw 3600rpm diesel gen that the owner now only uses while on anchor for more than a day. Under way the 2x100A leeces Nevilles driven by a SAR3 have the distinction of providing fast full and practically free charging (while making me look like a saint in their eyes... thank you Ample :D ) but on generator the charge is limited to the 120A capacity of the Magnum inverter/charger, equating to several hours extra abuse of ones ears.

batteries: 8@ trojan golf carts

Is there a way to effectively stack Ample ac chargers on top of the Magnum to provide a higher loading of the generator? Why suffer the generator for 5 hours when 3 - 4 hours would suffice?

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Re: improving charge rate on Generator

Postby Coulomb on Tue Jul 02, 2013 11:42 am

Stacking chargers won't help much, if at all. You're already at the breaking point on the generator with the Magnum charger.

That's why we make DC generators!
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