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post #10 of Old 06-25-2013
Yofy
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Re: How do I calculate my power needs?

You would need to calculate how many amps you are drawing on each appliance to figure out what your daily draw is. Generally speaking I would say get the biggest pannels that you afford and will fit on your boat.

However, if you are living aboard in England, I would consider buying a wind generator first. I would think you would have more wind than sun on a daily basis.

Here on Yofy we have both and we currently live aboard in a very sunny part of the world. But when we have constant draw, our wind generator will pump up the batteries at night. And of course its great on cloudy days.

Manny

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