From the product specs, I know the power consumption
of the Raymarine
SmartPilot on my sailboat.
However, this number does not seem to be very useful for estimating real life power consumption
, since it is stated as continuous, while in reality the autohelm
is operating in short intervals to make course corrections.
Anyone having thoughts on estimating amp hours, taking this into account? 10%, 25%, 50% of continuous consumption, or...?
The estmate is for solar installation
. In addition to the fridge, the autohelm
is the major draw while underway under sail.