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Orion Tr Smart 12/12 30 amp versus 18 amp For Litium Charging from Alternator

I am going to add 4 Lion Energy Safari 1300 105ah Lithium batteries to my 2006 motor home. I need to protect the alternator from excessively trying to charge the batteries while driving.

What is the difference between the 30 amp 360watt and the 18 amp 220watt isolated chargers?

Solar will also be added later but would the 18 amp 220 watt work in this case?

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ronhanson01 answered ·

Sad thing is, there is no current limit so the 18a can charge near 30a also

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jwfrary answered ·

Really, what you need to ascertain is how much load you already have on your alternator from radio lights that sort of thing. Then have a look at your alts output, abs see what you can get away with on top of that.


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Matthias Lange - DE answered ·

The obvious and only difference is the max current.

With the 30A model the charging is faster.

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