help!!! dc power is not my forte...
recently my old dometic gas/elec died so i need to replace it..
i still work
so adding solar
or more batteries
is not going to happen for a few years.
just trying to work
with what i have and would prefer NOT to put another propane
unit back in...
this is my setup. i am at a dock
with 110 power and will be for a few more years. sailing is mostly day sails
with the occasional over night at anchor
i have two interstate deep cycle group 24 batteries
, 12 volt, i believe 160 amp hours total for both house and start (yes i know but as i said this is
what i have and not ready to change things yet)..
i am looking at an isotherm cruise
130 elegance which power consumption
(W/24) is 400..
so the only charging
is shore power
or off engine
when running (which is just in and out of marina)..
the question is, do i have enough battery
to run this all day and still start my engine
10 or 12 hours later???
also do i have enough to spend the night and restart engine the next day, lets say 36 hours later???
the rest of my power consumption
is minimal, a radio
boom box), nav lights if needed, water pump
for dishes, not much else.
thanks for the help.... Frank