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Old 13 December 2007, 04:39   #31
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We use BEP marines' VSR system - it's just a voltage sensitive relay that connects the batteries up when the voltage reaches a pre-set number, it then charges both batteries. Once the engine is off and no longer charging it separates the batteries so that one side cannot run down the other - the best bit is that it's automatic! They also do a pack that includes the appropriate battery on/off switches as well.
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Old 13 December 2007, 05:21   #32
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We use BEP marines' VSR system - it's just a voltage sensitive relay that connects the batteries up when the voltage reaches a pre-set number, it then charges both batteries. Once the engine is off and no longer charging it separates the batteries so that one side cannot run down the other - the best bit is that it's automatic! They also do a pack that includes the appropriate battery on/off switches as well.
excellent system.

http://www.power-store.com/view-item...d=1153&id=198&
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Old 17 December 2007, 16:59   #33
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Possibly the best of both, but in one switch. http://www.bepmarine.com/store/web/v...idproduct=1472

We've got a VSR on my parents motorboat. It's a fantastic idea, but you can occasionally hear it click on and off as the voltage in the first battery gets to that critical level and then drops once the charge is shared between both batts.
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