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Old 03-13-2013, 09:32 AM   #53
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Vessel Name: "Sandpiper"
Vessel Model: 2006 42' Ocean Alexander Sedan
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Originally Posted by rwidman View Post
A "battery isolator" is very different from a battery combiner. They attempt to do the same thing, but an isolator routes the charging current through diodes which causes a voltage drop. Unless the regulator can be and has been adjusted to compensate for this voltage drop, the batteries will never be fully charged. Close, but not fully.
I sent a copy of this post to my electrician and here is his response.
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