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post #7 of Old 11-27-2012
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Re: what type battery and size are you using on your spirit

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Originally Posted by Southron Spirit View Post
would there not be a voltage loss from running the cables all they up to the v-berth ? looks like a good idea
all the solar stuff i have read says to keep the cable runs as short as possible
Voltage loss comes in over 50 or 60 ft & my understanding is worse when the load gets larger. Solar power has such minimal outputs ANY load is larger! The most common item for a heavy load on a boat is a windlass or electric heating elements (stove, heaters etc) and the windlass is usually up front anyway. An electric kicker motor would also draw substantially. But if you feel that your setup falls within voltage loss parameters, all you do is go up one wire size from the individual component recommendations and your covered.
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