Victron System, Multiplus Compact 12V/2000VA/80A, MPPT
, Cerbo GX with touchscreen controller. I believe I can use those Cerbo GX relay outputs to switch the water heater
on and off based on battery
I looked on another thread that discussed doing this, so my question is more about would you be inclined to use a 300W 12VDC heating
element or what is currently in my water heater
(AC powered, have to see what the wattage is)? I guess the downside is that the AC element requires the inverter
to be on, but it's on anyway since it powers outlets on boat
. My research
shows the DC element is not quite as aggressive in heating
the water as AC.
I'm not opposed to running the genset each day, but you know how sailors can be (the wind
is free, shouldn't everything be?)...since we have solar
turbine, I thought I could maybe snatch some heating energy from them. We have 760 W of solar, only 400 AH battery
capacity on house bank. Thanks for your comments and suggestions.
If you've done this already, I'd really love a quick diagram/schematic of what you've done!
Enjoy the day