Newbie Maxum 3300 Electrical Questions
I just purchased a 2003 Maxum 3300 Twin 6.2 MPI with Generator. I am coming up from a cuddy cabin so I many questions.
First, Batteries- I have Port switch 1-2-Both-Off, Starboard 1-2-Both-Off. I am confused on the house battery. Are 1&2 both start batteries & the generator battery the "house battery"? Also I assume I should keep the battery switches to each engine (ie port batt 1 & Star batt 2) not always to both. Broker said always leave to both.
Second, Generator- Does the Generator Power the Shore 2 side of circuit breaker Panel? I assume the generator powers shore 2 then if the engines are not running I can use the parallel switch on the shore 2 side of Circuit breaker panel to link the 1&2 to power everything. I also assume that if engines are running & I start the generator just don't use parallel switch. That way engines do shore 1 side & generator does Shore 2 side.
Third, Battery charger- I turn on the Shore 1 & battery charger to keep batteries charged at the dock. When I run the engines I turn off the Shore 1, battery charger and turn on the ship power. Is this correct to not have on the battery charger when I am under engine power. I assume so because the alternators are now charging the batteries. Plus I thought i saw that the charger on while engines running could damage stuff.
Thanks for all your help!!