Based on the results of another thread, I have in my hot little hands, a new 100A Mastervolt Chargemaster - a very solid piece of gear
(shame about the green colour.. but I digress..)
I currently have a Simrad
RC42 unit installed very close to the center of roll and pitch
of my boat
. It is located right at the base of the mast
, right at the water
line. I am about to install the charger
, and due to wiring
limitations, the only location it can go is approximately 1 foot away (horizontally) from the RC42, with the cables
to the batteries
passing within inches. If this is not suitable, I can move the RC42 *up* to provide approximately 2.5 feet of vertical
separation from the charger
, however this will bring the RC42 to almost deck
level, which is about 3 feet above the waterline (but is still on the CL).
Does anybody have thoughts on whether either the existing location of the RC42 (1 foot away from charger), or the new location (2.5 ft vertical separation) are suitable, and if not... just how important is it to have the RC42 on the centreline near the WL. I have a midships mounted engine
, so there are very few options to mount it away from it, or speakers, or fridge compressor
.. or.. or...
I've emailed Navico
support with this query already, however have been EXTREMELY disappointed with their service
so far on other issues (last time it took them over a MONTH to reply!)...