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Old 02-06-2016, 07:56 PM   #1
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Charging battery

I have 2002 Monaco knight 30 pbd 5.9 diesel 160 amp will my alternator charge my 6 Trojans 150 batteries and 2 1000 cca starting batteries. thanks for your help.

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Old 02-06-2016, 08:22 PM   #2
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You can check it for yourself. Take a voltage reading of both banks of batteries not plugged into shore power. Then start engine and take a second reading on each bank. If you find an increase in voltage, your alternator is charging both groups.


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That is why they installed a high output alternator.

The chassis batteries will re-charge quickly after the short use to start the engine.

After that your system, if funtioning properly, will combine the house batteries to the chassis batteries and send the nessessery charge to them.

Up until the early 2000s some MHs still used a diode based isolator to do the same thing. You may have that type of system but it does the same job.
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