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Old 03-17-2016, 12:36 PM   #21
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this (12vdc) meter is my confirmation that the house batteries are being charged (going down the road) w/ the engine running.

the meter is simply wired to the incoming battery cables that feed the 12vdc fuse panel...as soon as my engine starts (no shore power or generator) i see the 12vdc voltage increase...so i know the engine (alternator) is charging my house batteries.

the DC volt meter is on the far right in this picture -

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Old 03-17-2016, 10:32 PM   #22
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I know mine is 12 volt, I have a LEd read out between my Tach and speedo, show 14.1 and when I was checking my batteries it was showing that on the volt meter too.

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This sounds logical.
Big question, is your coach starter 12v or 24v?
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Never thought about the levers and their "batteries" something else to learn about!
Same here on the generator starting.

I know I don't have an alternator, done looked...

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at least w/ our coach -

Our (3) engine/chassis batteries operate the engine/cockpit related items (including engine start), AND our levelers. If i switch off the engine/cockpit batteries, my levelers will not work, nor will i be able to start the engine.

Our House (3) batteries are for the house only, which include a 12vdc source for the Generator (starter), if i disconnect my house batteries, i can not start our generator (unless i override it w/ the "emergency get start" switch).

I'll have to confirm that our generator (even has an) alternator & if it charges the house batteries directly...im gonna bet it doesn't (since this would take another isolation relay or dc transfer switch).

rather the ac voltage supplied by the running generator, activates the Converter/Charger which charges the House batteries.

Our Generator does NOT charge the engine chassis batteries.
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