Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 19-10-2007, 17:39   #31
֍֎֍֎֍֎֍֎֍֎

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 13,056
"Hello sailor, you don't get it yet.Hello sailor, you don't get it yet."
J,. I get it. I got it from the first. I just prefer to do it differently, when I don't have to do a kludge job.

Gord-
Good numbers, but then again carrying capacity, voltage drop, and the tendency to overheat and burst into flames also all vary with the insulation rating, the environment, oil degradation of the insulation in engine spaces...all that good stuff.

When I found out how many house fires are caused by simple electrical failures in najor applicances, and in wall warts, even the UL/CSA approved ones....I could really enjoy having a master OFF switch to throw, no matter where my bed was located.[g]
__________________

__________________
hellosailor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20-10-2007, 02:20   #32
Registered User
 
vacendak's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 166
re: charging separate battery

IMHO installing 24/24 converter is a good idea
__________________

__________________
vacendak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22-10-2007, 09:31   #33
Registered User

Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 125
I suppose another alternative is to install a normal battery charger forward, off a 120 volt inverter cicuit as well, bring the 1/10 the amps forward and a standard 14 ga line.
__________________
jscott is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22-10-2007, 13:04   #34
Registered User
 
vacendak's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 166
IMHO separate charger

- costs more
- needs extra AC wiring
- does not help charging bowthruster battery in cruise
__________________
vacendak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22-10-2007, 13:05   #35
Registered User
 
vacendak's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 166
IMHO separate charger

- costs more
- needs extra AC wiring
- does not help charging bowthruster battery in cruise
__________________
vacendak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22-10-2007, 13:08   #36
Registered User

Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 125
yup good points.

I have run both DC and AC systems, in the end I think I would run AC through out the boat, with some DC. But still costs more. You can always leave the inverter on and that will take power from aft forward, not as efficient as the DC trickle charge either.
__________________
jscott is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22-10-2007, 13:11   #37
Registered User

Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 125
The ampacity of 14 ga is 15 amps (for most normal wires and insulation) the circuits are protected to that level, the 3% votlage drop is not the ampacity limit it is just to prevent excessive Vdrop, for most applications.

Ampacity is the amount of current that a coductor can carry safely.
__________________
jscott is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22-10-2007, 18:21   #38
Registered User

Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: virginia
Boat: islandpacket
Posts: 1,839
Exclamation power

You'all make great points and very informitive. But when I am lifting or lowering my anchor, I am normaly moving the boat, stoping or starting and may have to controll the boat, so I will always have my motor running. I dont want to lift an anchor and then find the current a little strong and unable to manuver. But thats me, always to caucious.
__________________

__________________
Badsanta is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Starter Worked 6(!!) Times Before Dying - AGAIN! ssullivan Engines and Propulsion Systems 26 08-04-2007 05:56
A Yanmar Starter Thread Charlie Engines and Propulsion Systems 2 28-03-2007 20:22
Toyota on Lithium Deep Cycle Batteries hellosailor Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 4 28-10-2006 15:00
Which engine? Moby Dick Engines and Propulsion Systems 34 03-08-2006 07:32
New Batteries Needed sjs Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 29 20-05-2006 15:19



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 02:08.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.