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Old 02-20-2016, 03:31 PM   #4
ksanders
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Originally Posted by O C Diver View Post
What's your plan if the Onan fails, go home? I have an electric stove that requires the generator or shore power. If the generator fails, plan B is the gas grill and the microwave through the inverter. No worries about my second alternator (225 amp) recharging the house bank.

Ted
That's the way we think as well.

We have a Balmar on one of the engines that charges the house batteries.

The other engine alternator charges both engine batteries which are separated by a ACR.

We also have a on/off switch that will tie the start batteries to the house battery, in case either alternator fails.

The generator supplies a inverter/charger, and we have a backup 40 amp charger that can be activated with the flip of a switch if the inverter/charger dies.
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