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Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar Yesterday, 20:21
Replies: 21
Views: 731
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Battery Charger Output Amperage

The goal should be to put in as much as the batteries will accept at proper bulk charge voltage (14.8 for Trojans for example) to shorten engine/generator time. No matter what you do the last 15% or...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar Yesterday, 17:14
Replies: 21
Views: 731
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Battery Charger Output Amperage

While some manufacturers recommend 10% of bank size it isn't the maximum liquid acid batteries will accept. They will accept 20% or so of capacity, for a while at least, in bulk charge.

Xantrex...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar Yesterday, 12:00
Replies: 21
Views: 731
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Battery Charger Output Amperage

One item that hasn't been mentioned is that using a Honda gen to charge the batteries will take 8 or so hours for a full charge as the batteries internal resistance increases and they accept less...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 23-11-2014, 19:57
Replies: 24
Views: 1,663
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Solar-Battery Load: Perfect Balance

The Greenline will travel only 20 miles @ 4 knots under electric power. Much longer @ 3 knots. In a reasonable current in my area that would mean travelling backwards, often at more than 3 knots.
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 20-11-2014, 20:10
Replies: 31
Views: 1,366
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Catalina 30 cooling question

Yes, you are correct. West Coast state of mind.:smile: We don't winterize.
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 20-11-2014, 08:15
Replies: 31
Views: 1,366
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Catalina 30 cooling question

There is not any antifreeze as it is a raw water cooled engine.

No separate plumbing to the stuffing box in a Catalina 30.
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 17-11-2014, 04:17
Replies: 15
Views: 960
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Cutting A Hole In My Deck/Chimney

Looks like it will survive one hole.:smile:
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 15-11-2014, 20:17
Replies: 66
Views: 3,829
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Solar Panel Wiring Question

It depends on the wire gauge you are using between the controller and the battery bank. The larger the wire the larger the fuse can be. Larger fuses have less voltage drop than smaller fuses so...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 12-11-2014, 20:36
Replies: 19
Views: 839
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Motorhome Inverter/charger in my Hunter 42 ??

I will try and find out tomorrow. Xantrex tech support couldn't today.
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 12-11-2014, 17:05
Replies: 66
Views: 3,829
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Solar Panel Wiring Question

A proper crimp with the correct tools and heat shrink is my daily method. ABYC requires that solder not be the only means of connection anyway, so you could crimp and then solder. But solder does not...
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 12-11-2014, 16:09
Replies: 46
Views: 1,937
Posted By mitiempo
Re: 5/16 HT or 3/8 HT Chain?

And larger than 5/8" you wouldn't even need the anchor.:smile:
Forum: Provisioning: Food & Drink 12-11-2014, 16:04
Replies: 63
Views: 3,170
Posted By mitiempo
Re: My Quest for Water - Engineering build on a RO system

The controller would not help much. You need about 800 psi to push water through the membrane. The step action pump is only 30 psi.
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 12-11-2014, 15:53
Replies: 19
Views: 839
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Motorhome Inverter/charger in my Hunter 42 ??

You could be right. After re-reading the 458 item several times it seems a bit confusing. The wording is certainly not as easily understood as the SW2000 item I posted, which is very clear. I just...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 12-11-2014, 12:16
Replies: 101
Views: 6,385
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Would You Cross the Atlantic in Either of These?

If by continuous you mean non-stop that means around Cape Horn. I wish him luck, it will be needed.


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Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 12-11-2014, 12:00
Replies: 19
Views: 839
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Motorhome Inverter/charger in my Hunter 42 ??

Exactly, but you have no control of the internal connection between neutral and ground.

"Good quality" generally costs more whether it is marine or not.

In my internet search the Xantrex...
Forum: Provisioning: Food & Drink 12-11-2014, 11:43
Replies: 63
Views: 3,170
Posted By mitiempo
Re: My Quest for Water - Engineering build on a RO system

The V200T consumes 10 AH to produce 8.3 gallons of water in one hour. But you are forgetting that this efficiency is due to the Clark Pump. Without it the 150 watts would produce a lot less water.
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 12-11-2014, 11:23
Replies: 19
Views: 839
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Motorhome Inverter/charger in my Hunter 42 ??

As a charger the transfer switch is not engaged, therefore when used as a charger the ground would be connected at the source (dock power) as well as at the charger.

The marine version...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 12-11-2014, 11:10
Replies: 19
Views: 839
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Motorhome Inverter/charger in my Hunter 42 ??

Yes, you did. The 458 connects ground and neutral whether the unit is inverting or not. In other words when used as a charger the ground and neutral are connected. The marine inverter only connects...
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 12-11-2014, 08:54
Replies: 46
Views: 1,937
Posted By mitiempo
Re: 5/16 HT or 3/8 HT Chain?

Why is a swivel necessary?
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 12-11-2014, 08:37
Replies: 19
Views: 839
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Motorhome Inverter/charger in my Hunter 42 ??

Price has little to do with this. The 458 price is comparable to a Xantrex marine inverter with the same output.

What is different is the neutral bonding. The 458 maintains a bond between ground...
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 10-11-2014, 20:51
Replies: 34
Views: 1,784
Posted By mitiempo
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 09-11-2014, 18:24
Replies: 23
Views: 1,008
Posted By mitiempo
Re: New Alternator Need Ext Regulator?

The Balmar Duo Charge is not an alternator controller. It is a battery to battery charger similar to a Xantrex Echo Charge but with more options and is 30 amps vs Xantrex @ 15 amps.
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 09-11-2014, 18:04
Replies: 23
Views: 1,008
Posted By mitiempo
Re: New Alternator Need Ext Regulator?

No, you will not\ overcharge your battery bank.
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 09-11-2014, 10:22
Replies: 23
Views: 1,008
Posted By mitiempo
Re: New Alternator Need Ext Regulator?

Whether you have an external regulator or not a full charge will take 8+ hours with an alternator as your only charging source. An external regulator does NOT make for a faster charge if the set...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 07-11-2014, 21:09
Replies: 23
Views: 1,008
Posted By mitiempo
Re: new alternator need ext regulator?

It is likely that the alternator output is connected to the starter and from there to whichever battery is selected by the position of the main battery switch, commonly 1/2/both/off.

The better...
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