Anyone used a battery equalizer? More specifically, anyone here ever built a battery equalizer for their 32V (or 24V) electrical needs? We're noting that the inexpensive DC-DC converter chip LM5115 ratings match up with specs for equalizers sold in the solar marketplace. Seems like this shouldn't be too hard. What am I missing here?
Reason for the equalizer: Though we have 12V lights, electronics, and some 12V appliances--we've also got good quality 32V equipment already on the boat as she was 32V for many years. In addition to the 32V charger/charge controller for use with shore power and a high capacity 32V alternator...the windlass, several Rule bilge pumps, pressure water, deck washdown pump, etc are all 32V.
Final reason--don't want to worry about having to keep each battery in a bank with same cell capacities as other batteries in the bank--but yet want them all charged and discharged together.