I was hoping I might run across an old salt
that may be able to help a fellow out.
my electrical system
, and come to realize there are a few gaps in my knowledge..possibly a lot more than a few.
I believe, I'm getting 220 shore power
, the transformer on the dock
is converting it to 110, my on board transformer is converting it to 12V, which leads to my electrical
box that's allowing a certain amount of amperage per outlets from the individual breakers.
What confuses me, is this boat used to be a 36V system, where three batteries were wired together. This may have made some systems on the boat obsolete, such as the electronic autopilot
My question is, I currently have a generator
installed, with a controller box. The mount is destroyed, and I need to fabricate a new one. Would this be a good time to purchase
. If so, what amperage should I look for and don't I need a MinnKota Dual Bank DC Alternator Charger
, so I don't over charge the batteries? Is there an easier way to recharge both batteries, since I probably don't need to wire them for the 36V system any longer? I'm just not really familiar with these systems, so any help is appreciated.
Would I benefit from purchasing
a reference book, such as Boatowner's Mechanical and Electrical
Manual: How to Maintain, Repair, and Improve Your Boat's Essential Systems?
Any help is very much appreciated.