I have just purchased a 1982 Gulfstar
Sailmaster 68' and I'm finding the installed electronics
somewhat bewildering!! Particulary the chargers/Inverters.
There are four battery
banks, 12V house, 12V inverter
, 24V inverter
and 24V hydraulics. Over time various chargers and inverters have been installed/replaced so we have a bit of a mix of equipment
. A couple of Xantrex Link 20's have been installed to monitor
the batteries but I'm convinced they aren't set up correctly. After reviewing the Xantrex instruction booklets I am more confused than ever, so I thought I'd consult Crusiers Forum, but alas, the same terms are being used, so I'm none the wiser.
Does anyone know where I can get a simple (really simple) explanation of things like Equalizing, Float Charging
, Peukert Exponent, etc, etc.
For sure, this has been covered somehere - I just can't find it. I'm a sailor, not an electrcian. Although, it seems like that needs to change!!