Please see the diagram attached. The boat
will be on a mooring
, normally facing south(ish). Boat
will be used 99% of the time for daysailing, hopefully a few times a week. But very little engine
usage. Possibly under 15 min per sail.I have 250Ah AGM
. Most of my electronic uses are instruments
w AP and refrig. Ideally, I would like to always leave fridge on so when I get on board I have cold drinks.
I am only able to get a 50W flex panel on each side of the dodger
On the bimini
I can get a 175 in the back middle. I can put a 50W in the front section of the bimini
between the viewing windows.
1. Do you think it is worthwhile to put the 50W panel in front of the 175, and I was thinking of wiring
them in serial
, then to the controller?
2. I would think the best solution would be 3 controllers, one for each on the dodger
and one for the bimini all run in parallel. However, with only 50W controllers, I am wondering about the expense of separate controllers? Very familiar with Victrons, but they are pricey. Do I need 3? Any other brand besides victron or mastervolt?
3. On a previous boat with victrons, I setup a secondary electric
cooler to turn on at a specific V from the victron controller's load output, which has a programmable voltage. Is it worth it to turn off regular refrig breaker when leaving the boat, but wire in parallel to the fridge the output load from the controller. Usually the fridge will turn itself off at a specific V, but I think it is like 12V and not sure I want to run my battery
that low just to keep drinks cold?