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Old 26-04-2015, 19:51   #16
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Re: Calculating Diesel Generator Size

Sorry about dropping a zero. But yes it should have been 150amps at 14v.


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Re: Calculating Diesel Generator Size

I would seriously investigate your engine driven alternator. Odds are high that it is pretty wimpy in real world charging capability. If you have room for a large frame alternator it will make a big difference in main engine charging time. I found a unit from a bus that will put out an honest 160 amps all day if needed. I made my own brackets but had to buy a couple of pulleys and have less than $500 in the upgrade.
Whether it makes sense to do this or put that money into more solar is something to be considered.

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Re: Calculating Diesel Generator Size

Mase 2.2 kw marine generator. Made in Italy, serviced worldwide.

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