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Search: Posts Made By: Downeaster
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-31-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 542
Posted By Downeaster
Re: Busbar sizing

Thank you ebs001. I must be a nerd because I've really been waffling on this. Right now my plan is to use the 250amp because it is, as I've discovered, similar in size to the Victron shunt. They...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-28-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 542
Posted By Downeaster
Busbar sizing

Hi all - I've learned so much on this forum. Thank you all for your great contributions and dialogue.

I am installing a Victron battery monitor and am debating between the Blue Sea 250 amp...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-15-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 2,685
Posted By Downeaster
Re: Forced to buy a 'dual purpose' battery. Now what?

Well - hi all. Fyi, after doing a lot of further research (and heeding all the wisdom above) I've decided to attempt to return the dual purpose West Marine battery. They say they will take it back....
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-10-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 2,685
Posted By Downeaster
Re: Forced to buy a 'dual purpose' battery. Now what?

Yep. But I think I might as well take advantage of a few deep cycles on the dual purpose bank too. Maybe for the occasional long sail with the autopilot and chart plotter on. Might as well get...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-09-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 2,685
Posted By Downeaster
Re: Forced to buy a 'dual purpose' battery. Now what?

Maine Sail - you speak words of wisdom. Lots more18 wheelers than marine diesels out there. If I were a battery manufacturer I would optimize around that market...!

Thanks everyone - I now...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-09-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 2,685
Posted By Downeaster
Re: Forced to buy a 'dual purpose' battery. Now what?

Thanks gents - now I think my challenge is to find golf cart batteries that will fit alongside the 4D. The bracing could be a challenge given different heights and fill cap positions.

Now that I...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-09-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 2,685
Posted By Downeaster
Re: Forced to buy a 'dual purpose' battery. Now what?

Thank you asdf38. The batteries are on different sides of the 1/2/All switch.

So I wonder... Given a 2 battery setup (no starting battery), I wonder if having one as a 'dual purpose' makes some...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-09-2012
Replies: 14
Views: 2,685
Posted By Downeaster
Forced to buy a 'dual purpose' battery. Now what?

Hi all - this is my first post so I hope you'll all be gentle with me :-). I've been studying this forum for some time now and learning a LOT. I know, however, that some of my question has been...
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