Planning a 2-3 yr cruise
in the tropics next year on my '92 Beneteau
First 38s5. Redoing the electrical system
is one of big jobs I am tackling right now and would love some feedback on my proposed setup before I pull the plug! ;-)
Here is the proposed wiring
Planning to use the Victron 602 battery monitor
and Xantrex echo charger
to charge my starter battery
since i read good things about it on this board.
I am planning to use 100Ah per day and looking to get 90% of the charge from a 200W solar
bank and a wind generator
. Am I being realistic?
Initially planning to use the standard 55A alternator
and internal regulator
that comes with my volvo
2003T. I have been told the max alternator
I can put on the engine
is 70A because of the 3/8 belt and the fact the belt also rotates the centrifugal coolant
pump. Would love to get some validation on this. It is worth getting the 70A high output alternator with external regulator
I am adding switch 2 to connect the starter & house batteries together if I need to use the house to start the engine
. Will this damage the echo charge?
Still deciding between Gelcell and AGMs.. Any suggestions?