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nolasailor 01-16-2011 07:53 AM

two banks, different locations ????
 
going to change out battery layout,,, would it be a bad idea to put the starter battery close to the engine,,, in the engine compartment??? have limited room in the original location

Faster 01-16-2011 09:05 AM

Beneteau and others routinely place their batteries in the same compartment as the engine... They also tend to install a fan that runs while the engine runs to help dissipate any fumes and some heat. That would also deal with any gassing off from wet cell batteries - so that would be a better place than under a berth, for instance.

jackdale 01-16-2011 09:20 AM

Just about any Beneteau I have seen has the battery in the engine compartment. Other manufacturers do as well.

A shorter cable run should mean less voltage drop.


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