Join Date: Mar 2007
Thanked 4 Times in 3 Posts
Rep Power: 10
I haven't seen your design, but abstractly speaking I wouldn't want my batteries gimballed. They are heavy beasts, and the less they move, the better.
With that much weight on a gimbal, you will need to limit their motion with some kind of inertial dampener system. Otherwise you are going to have a wildly swinging, abruptly stopping device that may be more prone to spill acid than leaving them how they are.
You will also need to consider the extra chafe/wear and tear on cables with them constantly moving.
The concern about acid spill at angles of heel can be addressed by switching to sealed batteries such as AGMs or Gels. AGMs don't suffer a performance penalty at angles of heel, either.
Any sketches of the design?
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Pacific Seacraft Crealock 31 #62
NEVER CALLS CRUISINGDAD BACK....CAN"T TAKE THE ACCENT