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Old 03-02-2019, 04:14 PM   #1
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Charge 24v bank from alternator?

so close on buying the rest of my electrical system.
prob going a 2000 or 2400 watt inverter. Is there a way to go 24v to stay at lower amperage but still have the option in an emergency to install an isolator and charge form my bus alternator?
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Old 03-02-2019, 05:10 PM   #2
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If your alternator is 24V that's the way to go.

Otherwise look at DC-DC chargers like Sterling, or DC-DC converters, but too much of that and the cost is impractical compared to just putting in thicker wiring.
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Old 03-03-2019, 12:58 AM   #3
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so close on buying the rest of my electrical system.
prob going a 2000 or 2400 watt inverter. Is there a way to go 24v to stay at lower amperage but still have the option in an emergency to install an isolator and charge form my bus alternator?

You might want to consider adding a second alternator (24V) for your house batteries.
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Old 03-03-2019, 08:43 AM   #4
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Thanks, yea I decided to go ahead and go 24v may add that alternator later, good idea.
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