I want to instal the Argo diode battery isolator 80-2 SC between the Engine Batery (115AH) and House-Batery (2x110 Ah in Paralel) on a Sailboat.
Charging from an alternator....The compenstaion-diode will increas the output voltage as a compensation for the voltage drop of the Argo diode battery isolator 80-2 SC....so far all clear.
The Sterling Shore-Power charger have no Comp-outputt for the compansation cable. And have only 2 output-settings:
AGM Bateries=14,4 V
Lead Accid=14,8 V
voltage drop of the Argo diode battery isolator 80-2 SC is approximately 0,3 V - 0,45 V.
Is it OK to set the chager on 14,8 V ...and after the diode, there sholuld be 14,4!?!?
Or just be practical...mesure the inputt by each of the settings and then choose.