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Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 02-06-2019, 08:07
Replies: 18
Views: 2,477
Posted By Zil
Re: Fly infestation, Eastern Chesapeak

Be glad they were not the biting type fly. Green head, black flies, gnats, or some of the others.
Forum: General Sailing Forum 02-06-2019, 08:00
Replies: 300
Views: 37,713
Posted By Zil
Re: Horrible Guests, Terrible Crew

Interesting thread. I will return later to finish the read. My question, if there is a written, emailed, or other agreement, how is it enforced? Walk the plank? If so I want to help.
Forum: Cruising News & Events 02-06-2019, 07:44
Replies: 514
Views: 67,111
Posted By Zil
Re: New cruising restrictions in Georgia (USA)

I'm with dooglas and boat driver. I think it is about protecting the environment. don't anchor in sensitive area, don't **** in the water. unfortunate that such regulations are needed. it will soon...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 02-06-2019, 07:30
Replies: 59
Views: 3,957
Posted By Zil
Re: Is there harmful EMR from DC systems?

The head protection, often referred to as tin foil hats, but actually made with aluminum foil, must be connected to the ground plane to be effective. I have mine wired with a clip I can hook to any...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 27-05-2019, 05:25
Replies: 59
Views: 3,957
Posted By Zil
Re: Is there harmful EMR from DC systems?

It is a well known fact, every living being exposed to gravitational fields will die.
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 13-05-2019, 06:29
Replies: 32
Views: 5,434
Posted By Zil
Re: Duracell 8Ds, Sams Club, $199

Duracell golf cart at B+B and Sam's come in two sizes GC2 and EGC2. Go the extra bucks for the EGC2.
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 12-05-2019, 07:14
Replies: 12
Views: 1,888
Posted By Zil
Re: Input on 12v battery / charging / wiring

One of your questions. Put the catastrophic fuse as close to the battery positive as you can. That would be at the house bank and another at the engine battery if the cable runs further than just the...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 19-04-2019, 14:39
Replies: 4
Views: 1,578
Posted By Zil
Re: Victron BMV-700 settings for solar

Maine Sail has a couple of articles on the Victron. Hard to find on his new site. Here;; https://marinehowto.com/programming-a-battery-monitor/
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 25-01-2019, 07:11
Replies: 398
Views: 33,253
Posted By Zil
Re: Wiring In Series (pro vs con)

Yes. John has it. Also, I want products that are easier to find on most markets. That is not specialized 2 volt cells.
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 23-01-2019, 06:26
Replies: 398
Views: 33,253
Posted By Zil
Re: Wiring In Series (pro vs con)

You do realize every lead acid battery is just 2 volt cells connected in series? I would be very interested in which 2 volt cells do not fail.
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 19-01-2019, 14:53
Replies: 58
Views: 10,285
Posted By Zil
Re: ANL Fuse/holder getting real hot

DC circuit fuses protect the wire or cable from the fantastic amperage available from the battery.
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 18-01-2019, 05:48
Replies: 58
Views: 10,285
Posted By Zil
Re: ANL Fuse/holder getting real hot

I hope none have washers between the contact surfaces of their electrical shtuf. Lug to lug or lug to post. or lug to anything else you may dream up for sake of argument. Where can I buy those...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 17-01-2019, 10:02
Replies: 58
Views: 10,285
Posted By Zil
Re: ANL Fuse/holder getting real hot

DC. Use the proper sized wire for least voltage drop. Use a fuse sized to the capacity of the wire. That is the only correct choice. AC. Use breaker for the output required. 15amp, 20amp, 30amp....
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 16-01-2019, 06:38
Replies: 58
Views: 10,285
Posted By Zil
Re: ANL Fuse/holder getting real hot

If there are washers on a terminal they must be in the position that NO current will pass through the washer. Not any kind of metal.
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 16-01-2019, 06:30
Replies: 17
Views: 2,697
Posted By Zil
Re: Where do I put my Shunt?

With the shunt at point 'A' all the current to and from the battery will be measured, even if the alternator negative is to the block. The block negative returns to the battery through point 'A'.
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Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 15-01-2019, 10:28
Replies: 58
Views: 10,285
Posted By Zil
Re: ANL Fuse/holder getting real hot

There should be no washers between the fuse holder and cable lugs. I can see a 425A rated fuse get warm to hot when reaching 400 amps. I would try a new fuse.
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 15-01-2019, 10:23
Replies: 17
Views: 2,697
Posted By Zil
Re: Where do I put my Shunt?

My alternator only connects positive to the battery. The negative is through the engine to the battery. If you are taking any positives from the alternator, with separate negatives as well, you don't...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 13-01-2019, 13:02
Replies: 27
Views: 23,504
Posted By Zil
Re: Induction cook-top and inverter compatibility

My Samlex PST-2000-12 runs my cheap induction 'hob' with no apparent problem. I have 690ah with 2/0 cables.
I lost both my notes and the watt meter. But mine uses low watts on full at #1; medium...
Forum: Lithium Power Systems 13-01-2019, 11:29
Replies: 21
Views: 2,656
Posted By Zil
Re: Simple and Bulletproof Lithium Upgrade for Cat?

Mention Maine Sail. Rod has this to say about lithium. Well worth the read. https://marinehowto.com/lifepo4-batteries-on-boats/
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 11-01-2019, 13:07
Replies: 104
Views: 10,140
Posted By Zil
Re: 4 six volts better than 2 twelve volts

Two six volt batteries have 6 cells. Two 12 volt batteries have 12 cells, so that is not a comparison. 4 six volt GC2 batteries are better than any two 12 volt batteries in the similar size foot...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 11-12-2018, 07:45
Replies: 45
Views: 4,336
Posted By Zil
Re: Charging Lead-Acid Batts with Very Small Charger

I did not have a sump pump. I drilled a drain hole to get the water out. Now I don't need a sump pump. And it saves on docking fees.
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 07-12-2018, 19:57
Replies: 26
Views: 1,878
Posted By Zil
Re: Pairing circuit breaker to wire to load

Yes, fuses do have a voltage drop. Smaller amp fuses have more voltage drop than higher amp. That is another argument for using the larger fuse sized to the gauge of the wire. mainesail has page...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 06-12-2018, 09:19
Replies: 26
Views: 1,878
Posted By Zil
Re: Pairing circuit breaker to wire to load

After reading here all about voltage drop, wire capacity, and do smaller fuses have more voltage drop? I guess the original lights did not glow.
I would have thought 18AWG marine grade would carry...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 06-12-2018, 09:08
Replies: 3
Views: 751
Posted By Zil
Re: Inexpensive Battery Monitoring Devices

I prefer a true battery monitor. It may require effort to keep calibrated, but I at least want a % battery used or remaining. The amps and volts are nice to see what is happening while it is...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 28-11-2018, 13:56
Replies: 40
Views: 3,082
Posted By Zil
Re: Bad battery or bad charger?

I would temporarily swap batteries or chargers and observe what happens.
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