Originally Posted by colemj
That thing draws 70A DC! And you really can't practically run watermakers for less than an hour, so that is a pretty big hole to crawl out of with solar
- particularly since you suggest running it in the morning when the batteries are at their lowest.
voltage <13.8V and voltage drop in the undersize wiring
(are you really going to wire it with 1/0 AWG?), I suspect this unit will draw 80A in practice.
I have a privilege
and the entire boat is wired 1/0 AWG from front to back factory
All Batteries connected 1/0 even my windlass
bank is wired in that gauge.
I need 70 gal a day for my guests and my bank can handle the load
but look forward to seeing what others have experianced
and thanks for heads up on them changing their specs...I'll dig into that