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Old 03-04-2015, 08:11 PM   #1
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Charging Coach Batteries

Which charges coach batteries, 2014 Georgetown, faster the generator or engine alternator>
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Old 03-04-2015, 08:27 PM   #2
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Definitely the generator, through the convertor. It is more sensitive to the coach battery system, has larger wiring to the coach system, and costs a helluva lot less than running the V-10.

The alternator will "see" the chassis battery first since it's the closest (wiring-wise) to it, and when the chassis battery is satisfied, will reduce output to maintain it.
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The Engine is faster alt charges at 60 + amps. Gen does amps 10 amps it may even out at the end. If you run the engine for 30 mins or so the gen for hrs.
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The Engine is faster alt charges at 60 + amps. Gen does amps 10 amps it may even out at the end. If you run the engine for 30 mins or so the gen for hrs.
?? The convertor puts out up to 60-A, depending on the condition of the batteries, and the generator only uses .6 gallons of gas per hour.
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Do you have an inverter or a converter? If it is an inverter you have to control the charge with a controller. If it is in Converter it will not charge at 60 amps, it will charge at 10 amps. The Converter has an overall capacity of 60 amps of load.
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