Re: Battery charging with generator
Depending on the size of the battery bank and generator I would choose an iota charger. They are really tolerant of input voltage and just use the genset to power the charger and let the Outback do its thing to make power. I do something similar using either an old genset to power an iota charger or an idling car and 1750w inverter which in turn powers the iota charger and I let the inverter power all the loads.
The big advantage is the inverter continuously powers the loads and the genset / car / solar charges your battery bank via the iota charger.
XW6048, 4 KC 120's, 4 KC 130's and 4 Evergreen 200's totaling 1800w of PV, MX-60 charge controller, Trimetric meter and eight AGM 8A8D's or 490 amps at 48v. 4 tons of geothermal and 3 tons of air source.