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Forum: Electrical Systems   09-08-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 3,328
Posted By visi0n
The 6V serial have different capacities and...

The 6V serial have different capacities and charge/discharge characteristics than the 12volt.

My charger manual warns against charging disparate batteries amongst a shared bank. Even though...
Forum: Electrical Systems   09-06-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 3,328
Posted By visi0n
Thanks all for the help..

Thanks all, for the help.. Glad I asked.

I sort of ran out of money for this project until some of my customers settle their debts, so I'm part of the way there..
Got the batteries from Sams,...
Forum: Electrical Systems   09-05-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 3,328
Posted By visi0n
Batteries and capacity

All great information, especially the books -- good stuff. Wish I had them about $1k ago :)

I'm aware, of course that my radar won't always be running, nor will the vhf when I'm at anchor. ...
Forum: Electrical Systems   09-05-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 3,328
Posted By visi0n
Can I have three or four 12v batteries in a...

Can I have three or four 12v batteries in a single bank?

If so, I may just isolate the single 12v for start purposes and get 4 batteries for the house bank. That, plus a Honda 2000i and some...
Forum: Electrical Systems   09-05-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 3,328
Posted By visi0n
Thank you for the great info. So, given this...

Thank you for the great info.

So, given this math...

The 55 Amp Hour Group 24 compatible optima battery (Advertised C/20 of 55)
... will run 11 amps for 5 hours before dying?

With only room...
Forum: Electrical Systems   09-05-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 3,328
Posted By visi0n
My math for that determination, which admittedly...

My math for that determination, which admittedly probably isn't complete, was to the the 5 hr rate listed (16.4) and multiply by 4 to get a close 20 hr rate (65ish) for my old cells.

Many of the...
Forum: Electrical Systems   09-05-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 3,328
Posted By visi0n
Battery Shopping and Capacity Confusion

My current House battery bank is comprised of these wet cells

The SRM-24 from this link:
Interstate Batteries (http://www.interstatebatteries.com/cs_eStore/content/product_info/marine_f.asp)
...
Forum: Electrical Systems   08-29-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 659
Posted By visi0n
Definitely alot of work ahead but I'm looking...

Definitely alot of work ahead but I'm looking forward to it.

I did a little more investigation today at lunch before my job called me away. I haven't tested and labeled the wires all of the way...
Forum: Electrical Systems   08-28-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 659
Posted By visi0n
Trying to demystify my power situation..

Last week, I bought a 30 ft sailboat. She's older than I am but pretty strong and sails well.

I am, sort of the victim of my own ignorance on what follows and looking for some demystification...
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