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Old 17-02-2012, 19:37   #1
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Any Experience with the Roto Genset ?

Roto DC Marine Genset Battery Charger

I am space constrained (as well as money) so this genset looks quite nice. I think I can keep it cool enough with a blower in or out of a cowl in the lazarette?

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Old 06-03-2012, 21:17   #2
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Re: Any experience with the Roto Genset?

I have a similar USA built unit with a small Kaboda motor it works well. Needs good sea water flow to keep kool. We use a seperate electric water pump to provide flow. We run it an hour in AM and PM to keep Bat. bank toped.
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Re: Any experience with the Roto Genset?

I have been looking for a 12V diesel gen set. Seems kind of pricey. Please review it, if you buy it.
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Re: Any experience with the Roto Genset?

$3800 for a 750 watt DC gen-set is quite pricey. If you have AGMs or another battery that can take more than the 0.1C rate of flooded lead acid, there are a lot of choices not much more expensive of that 750 watt that have a DC output of 4,000 watts to 20,000 watts. The smaller output units are user configurable for 12 to 48 volts, the larger 48 to 320 VDC. The smallest at 4Kw, charging a 12 volt bank can shove in 260 amps. AGMs by Odyssey can take 3.0C.

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$3800 for a 750 watt DC gen-set is quite pricey
Pricey I agree. But what does does the polar power cost? No prices on the website. I recently looked at the ample power genset -- looked like a good price initially but fully configured its nearing 9k.

I suppose I should have also mentioned that I don't have 10k just now to invest into a genset. I'll be adding 3 x 135W solar panels soon, so I'll see how well that does.
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I have a similar USA built unit with a small Kaboda motor
Where did you get it?
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Re: Any Experience with the Roto Genset ?

DC output only Gen sets are more expensive than 120/240 VAC generators but are much lighter and don't have to run at a fixed rpm for frequency. If you use a large inverter, the an AC gen-set is redundant, and will only charge the house bank of batteries at the rate a separate dedicated charger would do. The 4Kw DC unit is $7500.
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Re: Any Experience with the Roto Genset ?

They also do this model

Marine Generators & Gensets AC & DC Roto Diesel Brand
Which looks suspiciously like these ones (with the addition of water cooling) that are all over ebay for $1200


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