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Old 26-06-2017, 07:20   #1
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New House Battery Installation Photos

FYI... New house battery installation on slides for easy access. Note that the fusing is not visible in these photos.


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What hold the batteries in the tray if the boat is knocked down?

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I can't see the tie-dows?

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What hold the batteries in the tray if the boat is knocked down?

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Looks like angle iron over the top that ties to threaded rod..



The angle iron and threaded rod looks okay. My concerns would be more about flooded batteries and lack of acid resistant trays (Rhino liner would help) and no acid containment. Also there is crossing of positive and negative cabling before it gets to over current protection that should be remedied..

There are plastic acid containment boxes for L-16's, I use them often with L-16's....
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What hold the batteries in the tray if the boat is knocked down?
Only shown in the last photo, and not that clear in the posted re-sized version, are metal angles which fasten to the threaded rods. The batteries locked down solid. There is also a block welded to the bottom of the angle, to space the batteries front-to-back.


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Actually I love it! It's great to get access to combined knowledge. Just sorting through the other responses now...
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My concerns would be more about flooded batteries and lack of acid resistant trays (Rhino liner would help) and no acid containment.
The tray is continuously welded aluminum (either 1/4" or 5/16" thick). The threaded rod screws into blocks welded to the tray; there are no penetrations. According to the company that manufactured the tray for us, this meets the requirements for acid containment. They build fire/patrol/etc boats for the Canadian & US goverments, and use a similar method on those boats. However, a spray on liner is an interesting idea and something I will keep in mind.

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Also there is crossing of positive and negative cabling before it gets to over current protection that should be remedied.
Crossing of cable is something I didn't consider; this is a very interesting point. Given the sliding movement of the tray, I did ensure the cables would have no possibility of rubbing on sharp metal edges with the slide in the closed position. The overhead photo was from before the final cable dressing. I will review the cable routing with this in mind; thanks a lot for this tip.

As an FYI, attached is a photo of the original compartment and one of the new feed through panel (prior to full cabling).


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Indeed, but we hope he will take it the right way and looks like he has. Better that someone says "hey what about ......" now than to find out on a dark night that the electrics have gone tits because something you missed.

Allan, does the negative cable need to touch the positive cable on the left? also in the same photo does the positive cable need to touch the negative battery terminal? a bit of fretting in a bouncy seaway and well..... you can work it out.


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Looks like angle iron over the top that ties to threaded rod..



The angle iron and threaded rod looks okay. My concerns would be more about flooded batteries and lack of acid resistant trays (Rhino liner would help) and no acid containment. Also there is crossing of positive and negative cabling before it gets to over current protection that should be remedied..

There are plastic acid containment boxes for L-16's, I use them often with L-16's....
Concur. The metal trays are a disaster waiting to happen as soon as acid spills on them.
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