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post #4 of Old 05-18-2010
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Originally Posted by webdood View Post
So to add to my posting, I have a Xantrex Prosine 3000. I think I need to wire my AirX directly to the House Batteries and not anywhere else on the circuit. Do you agree?


Without further information it's hard to say. In general terms, yes, it would be good to connect a wind generator direct to the house batteries, with an appropriate charge controller AND appropriate CPD (fuse or breaker) in line.

Please understand that what you are asking seems like a simple question to you, but it's really not so simple. Your wind generator is one component part of a complex electrical system on your boat. Other parts might include the Xantrex Prosine 3000 you mentioned, plus the battery banks (size, type?), the switches and CPDs, the engine alternator, solar panels, generator, battery monitor, etc., etc. How they are currently wired together is very important. Also important is the intended use of your boat...mostly at dockside, mostly at anchor, actively cruising, etc.

In my post above I outlined the preferred way of connecting things these days, but from what you've said so far I have no way of knowing how your boat is currently set up. Nor is it possible to responsibly recommend any changes without knowing more.

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