I am just about to put in my order for a new Lagoon
450, taking delivery
mid July. I've researched what I want to have for power etc and listed it here, be grateful for any info I might need to avoid costly mistakes
I had a 440 for 7 years and for 4 years had 640W from 4 panels
mounted in an array extending out from the bimini
. After changing lights to LED, those panels
started to become a lot more effective, and this time I want to avoid getting a large generator
. We had a Fischer Panda
and always had problems with it, so I can make do with a 2.4kw portable Yamaha. No intention to get AC this time, hardly used it last time.
I talked to Balqon and am ordering 2 x 9kw (700Ah x 4) units with built in BMS, and 1800W of solar panels
(6 x 300W, 2x3 grid) extending off the bimini
as before (4.7m wide by 2m back, of which 25cm will overlap the bimini top. I want to add 2 x Flexmax 80 solar
controllers, each one connected to 3 of the solar panels. I am getting conflicting reports as to if I can connect both of these Outbacks to the same battery
For battery space, I think there is room as the current
battery space under the main bunk is 1.6m wide, and dimensions of the Balqons are 700mm x 650mm. Weight of each pack is about 90kg each.
I also want to change or add alternators on the engines, each to 150A or 200A and I will need to get a voltage regulator
Part of the equipment
supplied by Lagoon
includes 60 and 40amp chargers i think supplied by mastervolt, don't have a choice on those, but will either add or replace them with Victron inverter charger
Still have to figure out the physical aspects of connecting all of this to the batteries, so any advice or even better, pictures, would be great. Will be doing some of it ourselves, and hoping there might still be some contractors around in late July/August in Les Sables d'Olonne, France
to help. Or maybe they won't know LiOn tech, so learning
as much as we can now before we get there.