I may be able to obtain a 24 volt - 1200 watt windlass
at a fairly attractive price
. However, I am trying to decide if the extra hassles of having it 24 volt are worth the savings. I am wondering what others have done to power a 24 volt windlass
or bow thruster on a 12 volt boat.
I could install a couple smaller batteries forward to provide the 24 volts. This of course would save on wiring
costs. To charge the batteries, I could add a small 24 volt charger
close by and power it off of my 120 volt AC system, either through the genset or perhaps my 2000 watt inverter
. However, this involves multiple electrical parts
that could fail.
house bank is 3 - 4D wet cells. I have a 4Kw diesel
120 volt genset and a Freedom 20 inverter/charger.
Has anyone used either a series parallel switch or a combination of battery
switches to switch over a pair of 12 volt for temporary 24 volt service