Chassis and House battery charging
I'm a newbie, so please have patience with me. I recently purchased a 98 Dutch Star DP3658. Haven't taken her out camping yet because I want to get as familiarized as much as i can before I do.
I wrote all details, maybe too much:
I have her on shore power at my house and I the voltage at the chassis battery were 12.25, House battery were 13.06 (Trickle charging).
I thought they were charged independently so I read some where to connect in parallel the house with the chassis batteries to charge with shore power (thru charger)at the same time.
Checked the next day, I unplugged shore power and disconnected the jumper cables and tested the voltages after a few minutes. Chassis batteries were up to 12.83V, House batteries a little higher 12.9V.
Looked all good so I plugged in shore power and went to reconnect the jumper cables to leave them all charging together, but stupid me I inverted the cables and of course it sparked. I checked the voltages again with the charger powered up and now I have the same voltage at both house and chassis batteries without the jumper cables.
This means both house and chassis batteries are being charged by the charger.
I started the engine and both batteries house and chassis have the alternator voltage 13.85 V
Figured I screwed up something, found two blown fuses at the BIRD. Replaced them, still getting charger/alternator voltage at both batteries.
Went online to see how the Bird works and found its supposed to charge both batteries if necessary.
Is this correct?
Thanks to all