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Old 21-01-2010, 09:41   #1
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We live aboard our Colvic watson 32 all year and have a washing machine (220v/250W) a spin dryer (220v/ tv, dvd player, laptop, webasto heating, wayco fridge freezer 25lts (12v), also we have a calorifier (220v/660W) our power comes from a 85 Watt Solar panel and a 100W Honda generator. We spend all our time at sea in the summer and stay at anchor where we use an inverter to do the washing and sindrying, watch the tv/dvd on we t nights charge the batteries and keep the freezer on all the time and we have never had flat batteries the only thing I would like to get to save on the use of the generator is a wind generator and I would buy the D400 as we have friends that have one and are very pleased at the performance.
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Old 21-01-2010, 09:58   #2
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You have to remember, the wind charger only works when the wind is blowing and then at a rate that depends on how much the wind blows.. we measured our 4-winds once for a 24 hour period of time and logged almost 300 amp hours BUT the wind was blowing a constant 20 knots with gusts at 25.. not a normal day in the least. most days it just sets idle.. we dont have half of what you are using, and still sport two 85 watt pannels atop our bimmini
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our power comes from a 85 Watt Solar panel and a 100W Honda generator.
I presume you meant 1000W? How much time does it run in the average day?
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I presume you meant 1000W? How much time does it run in the average day?
sorry i am not too good on the laptop. yes a 1000w generator we run it for about 1hr in the morning and 1hr in the evening or when we use the washing machine and spindryer. it is on at these times for our shower and charging as we have an electric water heater (660w) for the shower. hope this is what you wanted to know. Regards Pete
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They complement each other well. It seems when were power hogs and run the batteries down we get a windy day and the windgen tops everything off. We run no generator just solar wind and occasional help from alternator if we motor around somewhere.
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