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Orion-Tr Smart DC-DC Charger Isolated

I have a narrowboat with Vetus engine twin alternators, 95amp leisure battery, 50 amp starter battery. I want the leisure bank to be charged at the correct voltage so was thinking the Orion - Tr Smart DC- DC will be a good option, this however would make my leisure 95amp alternator redundant. Is there anyway (set up) I could make use of both alternators and the DC to DC ? Thanks Mark


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Daniël Boekel (Victron Energy Staff) answered ·

Hi @Howard

why is the alternator not putting out the correct voltage? what kind of batteries are you using?

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Hi Alternator voltage is fine, but this DC to DC unit has a step charging system and charges at a higher amps/current for longer period of time( alternators only kick out high ampage for a short period of time), my question is how do I take advantage of a twin alternator system with this DC to DC Charger