I appreciate these replies a lot. You folks are kind. Hard to learn this stuff when youíre starting from scratch and donít want to blow anything up!
I found this video on the Blue Sea 7622, it helped a bunch:
Iíve read all your threads and wish I knew more so I could follow at your pace. Let me say that anytime youíre posting this stuff, thereís gotta be a bunch of newbies like me that would really benefit from more details and more pics. I know it slows you down (weíre supposed to be using these rigs and not just standing around taking pictures, right?), but it sure is cool to come across stuff I can understand and put into practice.
Youíd never know I have a 48volt electric motor system on my boat with 4 big AGMs, an inverter/charger/etc. etc. I just put in last year. When I say I, I mean I paid a bunch of bucks to a marine electrician for the install. Unfortunately, despite reading manuals, I donít have a very sophisticated understanding of how everything works, enough to mess with it or take things apart. So, starting this van is like baby steps and I want to do it safely and right and not have to do it over when I change my mind or want to add something.
So, thanks so much for helping me out.
FLUX: sounds like what I need. Your charger is an inverter/charger, right? I would need to put a shore power input on the van side, yeah?
BOYWONDER: thanks for the simple explanation for a simple system. The boat made me a big fan of AGMs and would definitely go that route. Iím beginning to wonder if I might put them (it) in the under storage compartment Iím having installed, to save space in my RB.
BEMERRITT: These stats are really helpful, thanks.
So, just to confirm: my alternator is fully capable of charging house batteries without screwing anything up? I mustíve dreamt the thing about damaging it...