Having only an outboard with limited DC output, I want to charge my domestic battery (190Ah) from a suitcase generator. I'm looking at a kipor IG1000 with 1kvA output. Would I be better off charging direct from the DC output (quoted as 5 Amps - presume it is for charging....?), or using a mains charger. I'm expecting the latter as the DC output would probably take days.
What portable battery charger would you recommend? I was looking at a Ring 16Amp Smartcharger but I can't work out what the AC load within the kipor's capacity would be and I want to optimise my generator running time so my little 4Amp charger is going to have to go. Has anyone had there own experience to enlighten me?