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Old 02-20-2016, 03:31 PM   #4
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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.

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.
Kevin Sanders
Bayliner 4788
Seward, Alaska
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