Hello all. I am in the process of deciding on an elctrical system for the bus. At this point I have a starting battery and two deep cycles. One AGM and one wet cell. THe agm is a telecomunications battery I got with the bus. I have been trying to get my Isolator working, but that's a whole different story. Needless to say, it's not hooked up yet. I have 1200 watt inverter that works great. Now I need a charging system. I would like to have a 3 stage system that monitors the batteries and automatically charges when hooked up to shore power. I am a bit overwhelmed by me choices. I have been researching for some time and have narrowed it down to a few choices. I am trying to spend the least amount of money (Like most I'm sure) while keeping a system that will stay flexible and grow with the bus.
Here are the ones that I have been looking at:
Trace C12, C35, C40, C60
Morningstar Prostar and SunSaver (All)
Outback Power MX60
RV Power Products (Solar Boost)
Dual Pro 12/24 Volt 10 Amp 2 Bank – http://www.batterystuff.com
Am I on the right track, or is there a simpler system that I have overlooked. Besides picking up a single stage charger from a box store that is used for general charging or quick bursts. I want somthing perminant.
Thanks a bunch. -Richard