I have shifted to lithium only on my sailboat. So I need to decrease my engine alternator to 14.2 V for all batteries. I.e., I cannot base the installation on a source and an aux. battery, as suggested in the Orion TR Smart manual. Instead, I want to connect Input to the alternator and Output to the main POS/NEG pins on the consumption side.
Is this possible with the Orion-TR Smart?
- Bank 1: 200 AH lithium charged directly by solar panels, through dedicated MPPT regulator.
- Bank 2: 200 AH lithium charged directly by wind generator, through dedicated HRDI regulator.
I have a battery bank selector (with 1, 2, and Both) that selects which bank to consume from and consequently which bank the alternator charges to.
The engine starter is connected to the selector, so I can start with either bank, or both.
This has worked perfectly through a standard Balmar alternator regulator when I had lead batteries. So, I really just want to replace the Balmar regulator with a "lithium-specific" regulator.