Originally Posted by NaClyDog
My apologies for reviving an old thread.
@Luc, did you end up having the Integrel system installed?
If so, how has it been working?
Have you had any issues?
Did the installation
void your Volvo
warranty because of the added stress on the crankshaft used by the alternators?
Have you noticed any impact on your fuel consumption
while motoring and / or idling?
Yes we have the Integrel generator
for 10 months now. It is mounted on the port engine
50hp) and works great. We live aboard 100%, up till now in the Caribbean
. I saw a mail that Volvo confirmed that the warranty is not effected by the installation. When we installed it, that was not yet official. We used that engine
almost 19% more than the starboard engine, because of the need for charging
. But since we are staying for 6 months almost permanently in lockdown at anchor
, this is probably a lot more than in normal cruising mode.
In fuel consumption, it is not especially detectable. Note that the system only takes the available power when at a permanent throttle. So during maneuvering, for example, you have full power on the propeller
. You won't feel it, but on the screen
you can see exactly how much power goes to the batteries
If you want more information, maybe you can take a look at the "equipment" page of our blog orinocotoo.com
Good luck with your decision.