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Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar Yesterday, 16:18
Replies: 37
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Posted By mitiempo
Re: ELCI breakers, anyone have them?

Looks good and for a reasonable price as well.
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar Yesterday, 09:23
Replies: 37
Views: 1,432
Posted By mitiempo
Re: ELCI breakers, anyone have them?

Which information do you think to be incorrect?
Forum: General Sailing Forum 26-05-2015, 20:36
Replies: 20
Views: 1,115
Posted By mitiempo
Re: 5/16" G4 HT Gal Anchor Chain

I work at Trotac in Victoria B.C. We sell Titan chain and have for some years. The galvanizing is good and the chain is very consistent in quality. We have sold Acco but their quality is not as good...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 26-05-2015, 20:15
Replies: 84
Views: 3,503
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Solar Panel efficiency - Should I upgrade

And how were you measuring the output?
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 25-05-2015, 22:46
Replies: 37
Views: 1,432
Posted By mitiempo
Re: ELCI breakers, anyone have them?

It's not that hard. On a normal Blue Seas panel there are 2 short jumpers from the double main breaker. The one from the neutral breaker goes to the neutral bus. That is the upper one in the diagram...
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 25-05-2015, 19:39
Replies: 121
Views: 11,294
Posted By mitiempo
Re: 10 hours at sea after handover major problems

I would bet only a shoddy builder would say no to an in progress survey.
Forum: Monohull Sailboats 25-05-2015, 19:38
Replies: 121
Views: 11,294
Posted By mitiempo
Re: 10 hours at sea after handover major problems

Agree 100% - especially at the price level of today's 50' boats.
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 25-05-2015, 19:27
Replies: 37
Views: 1,432
Posted By mitiempo
Re: ELCI breakers, anyone have them?

Probably the best way to install an inverter is to put it after a panel breaker and run the inverter out to either a sub-panel or a portion of the main panel. That sub-panel or portion of main will...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 25-05-2015, 15:10
Replies: 37
Views: 1,432
Posted By mitiempo
Re: ELCI breakers, anyone have them?

The main double pole breaker must also be less than 10' wire run from the shore power inlet. If it is, swapping the main breaker for an ELCI at the panel is not a problem.
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 25-05-2015, 13:08
Replies: 37
Views: 1,432
Posted By mitiempo
Re: ELCI breakers, anyone have them?

The galvanic isolator should be first after the AC inlet. Having it after the inverter defeats the purpose.
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 25-05-2015, 13:00
Replies: 84
Views: 3,503
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Solar Panel efficiency - Should I upgrade

You might get 2 or 3 amps more with MPPT.

If you have the space get the extra panel. If you have the budget add MPPT later to maximize the array.
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 25-05-2015, 10:52
Replies: 84
Views: 3,503
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Solar Panel efficiency - Should I upgrade

I'm not sure which controller redsky49 is referring to but the Victron Bluesolar 75/15 MPPT is available for $110 here Victron BlueSolar Charge Controller MPPT 75/15 - 15A at 12/24 Volts...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 25-05-2015, 10:11
Replies: 84
Views: 3,503
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Solar Panel efficiency - Should I upgrade

With a good quality MPPT controller I would expect 21-22 amps @14.4 from any quality 327 watt panel.
Forum: Anchoring & Mooring 24-05-2015, 10:28
Replies: 52
Views: 2,492
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Windlass only running when engine is off...

Why even restrict using the windless to when the engine is running? One day you may have to pull anchor very quickly for some reason - say lee shore and dragging in a blow. If the engine won't start...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 19-05-2015, 21:31
Replies: 4
Views: 482
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Stainless Steel cable on BronZe pulley

Stainless is fine. Besides, where can you find bronze wire?:smile:

I would also keep the tiller instead of converting.
Forum: Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 18-05-2015, 19:28
Replies: 103
Views: 4,253
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Capacity of holding tanks and water tanks

I know where our sewage goes - I live in Victoria B.C. We have never treated our sewage before it enters the saltchuck - only screen it. There is no scientific evidence that this is bad for the...
Forum: Construction, Maintenance & Refit 17-05-2015, 18:11
Replies: 25
Views: 2,025
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Estimated life of top quality galvanized chain?

There is an Australian test on line showing chain strength before and after re-galvanizing. There is no difference in strength. They tested both G30 and G43. They did not test G70 which may lose some...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 15-05-2015, 02:02
Replies: 9
Views: 765
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Use 2 Shore charger outputs or just one with combiner ?

Depends on the charger - Xantrex, Victron, Promariner Pronautic P only require one battery connection. Some Promariner chargers require both. They can be connected to the same battery though.
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 11-05-2015, 23:59
Replies: 17
Views: 1,005
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Smart Chargers Keep Dying. Help!

The ProMariner Pronautic P chargers have fuses on the right beside the connections. Did you check those?

One of the best chargers available.
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 11-05-2015, 22:24
Replies: 26
Views: 1,407
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Starter battery seems dead, yet.....

I would look at the connections you replaced.
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 10-05-2015, 20:33
Replies: 74
Views: 3,984
Posted By mitiempo
Re: DC cabin lights wiring

I wouldn't worry about the small gauge pigtail on the light fixture. A dead short in even 22 gauge wire will pop a 15 amp fuse. You could shorten the pigtail to the minimum if you want.
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 10-05-2015, 18:54
Replies: 74
Views: 3,984
Posted By mitiempo
Re: DC cabin lights wiring

There is no risk but also no real gain. The fuse (or breaker) is there to protect the wire, not the load item. The 15 amp breaker protects 16 awg wire - 16 has an ampacity of 21 in engine spaces and...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 10-05-2015, 18:46
Replies: 74
Views: 3,984
Posted By mitiempo
Re: DC cabin lights wiring

These fuse blocks are available from Blue Seas for AGC and ATO fuses. Much neater than individual inline fuse holders.
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 10-05-2015, 13:00
Replies: 74
Views: 3,984
Posted By mitiempo
Re: DC cabin lights wiring

15 amp breaker is a good choice - as all Blue Seas panels are equipped with - as long as you size the wire properly - 14 awg.
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 10-05-2015, 10:54
Replies: 40
Views: 2,409
Posted By mitiempo
Re: Fuse on house battery bank?

This is one of the reasons I dislike 1/2/both switches. Many also do not understand its proper use and leave it on "Both" all the time. As posted a dead bank should never be paralleled with a good...
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