Split Charge Problem
I'm a bit useless with electrics and I'm in need of some advice.
I'm currently in The Gambia and have a 24V Landcruiser and use a third battery for camping equipment. I had a 24 to 12v converter with charge control but the part has failed due to a short and I can't find a replacement here or the parts to repair it.
I also have a 24 to 12v converter with charge control from a solar panel system but when I connect this and start charging the third battery, the electrics of the car such as the headlights start "pulsating" very quickly and the indicators (when in use) start clicking a bit irregularly.
The question is I am travelling back to Spain and the trip will take around 20 days. Do you think that I can use the solar panel converter without encountering problems?
Otherwise, can I connect the third battery to one of the batteries in the engine compartment and charge it that way when running the car (I do have a switch to disconnect the third battery from the others when camping)?
Is there anything else that you would recommend?
Thank you very much for any help on this.
Regards to all.