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...
Originally Posted by bushpilot
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.
2005 Renegade #1204 42 footer Columbia M3200CH-435,12 speed auto Cat 12 kw Genset, Roadtrip Mission in-mot Dish Network, Washer dryer combo, Jeep Liberty toad,1973 Cessna Skylane,1955 Chev 210 Belair survivor