I have FFs too. They have been great. The restore cycle is a little hard for me. I have a very efficient frig. System, spectra watermaker
RPI nav system, and LEDs for lighting
. Without turning on the watermaker
, if I turn everything on in the boat
on and run my 12v blender I might use 12 amps. So it takes me like 2 days to pull down the batteries
is easy though, combined solar
for the restore cycle, solar
otherwise. I rarely use the engine
. I have a switch to turn off the Ample power
V3 charging regulator/alternator. Iíll be doing a restore next week.
What I find on a regular basis is that my banks down 25-40 amps in the morning and charged by mid morning by 400w of solar. I love that acceptance rate on FFs.
I have had them a couple years now. I think the most enjoyable part of owning them is not running the engine or Honda
hours and hours equalizing or doing absorption charging like I did with my old flooded batteries
and I never have to add water