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Search: Posts Made By: arghhh
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-08-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 695
Posted By arghhh
No worries, it's usually the small things that...

No worries, it's usually the small things that trip us up in the end.

I have 21 120AH AGM batteries on Bank one and my IOTA charger hooked to bank 2. There is no load on the bank right now so all...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-07-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 695
Posted By arghhh
That is what I thought and what the book said. ...

That is what I thought and what the book said. It is still counting down like a battery was discharging. It looks like it set the CEF to 100. I double checked the shunt sense wires to make sure I...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-07-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 695
Posted By arghhh
Link 20 alternative energy mode F05

Hey Gents,

Playing around with my link 20 and trying to set it up to use bank 2 as the alternative energy mode. I set all the functions correctly and hooked a charging source to it and it is...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-23-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 1,790
Posted By arghhh
You are indeed correct is it about 12.7 not 12.9...

You are indeed correct is it about 12.7 not 12.9 according the the trojan chart referenced. I look a quick peek at my link 20 to see what the voltage of my AGM bank was to get my 12.9. I charged it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-23-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 1,790
Posted By arghhh
If you unplugged them and they were at 12.8 volts...

If you unplugged them and they were at 12.8 volts they are being undercharged. 12.9 is a fully charged battery and your charger should push about 13.6 volts to charge minimum, most alternators are...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 10-03-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 503
Posted By arghhh
I am picking up 20 today for a RV and solar...

I am picking up 20 today for a RV and solar project. I can post pictures if anyone is interested.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-29-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 503
Posted By arghhh
Battery buy Seattle area

Hey guys,

I just wanted to see if there was any interest in some lightly used UPS batteries for your guys boat. Let me give you a little background on these guys.

I work for a large UPS...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 08-08-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 3,145
Posted By arghhh
If you are the do it yourself type you can get...

If you are the do it yourself type you can get the 12VDC powered Intel Axom motherboard, cpu and video for around $100. Add a hard drive, a case and you are set. Very low power, less than 1 amp on...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-02-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 2,933
Posted By arghhh
Square wave will power most computers just fine...

Square wave will power most computers just fine as the power supply will regulate it. It might draw a bit more power, buzz or get warmer but nothing to really worry about unless it is excessive. ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-14-2008
Replies: 109
Views: 16,918
Posted By arghhh
About the power factor correction. I know the...

About the power factor correction. I know the newer Xantrex inverter/chargers have built in power factor correction so adding a PF capacitor would make the problem worse instead of better.

The MS...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-10-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 2,217
Posted By arghhh
Thanks for the email address cam. I have sent...

Thanks for the email address cam. I have sent the question on to him.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-09-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 2,217
Posted By arghhh
I took the alternator out this weekend and looked...

I took the alternator out this weekend and looked at it. It has 3 diodes and an internal regulator. Along with the battery output it has a jack with 4 pins and the plug is only connecting to one of...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-07-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 2,217
Posted By arghhh
Thanks for all your help guys. So I will just...

Thanks for all your help guys. So I will just just regulate my alternator output to make sure I don't cook them. The batteries say not to go above 13.6 V but I think that might be float voltage. I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-06-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 2,217
Posted By arghhh
I figured out what I want to do. I think I will...

I figured out what I want to do. I think I will just replace my old GM style alternator with a new Balmer. I think I will give them a call and see what they recommend for my engine.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-06-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 2,217
Posted By arghhh
The max charge looks promising, but my alternator...

The max charge looks promising, but my alternator doesn't have all the different outputs for field voltage and such. The pathmaker combines the batteries when charging from any source on any battery...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-06-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 2,217
Posted By arghhh
Well I did forget the mention the alternator is...

Well I did forget the mention the alternator is one of the internally regulated ones. It is frame grounded and there is a little stud for the 12 volt output. Do they make regulator types you can...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-06-2008
Replies: 16
Views: 2,217
Posted By arghhh
unregulated alternator charging on AGMs

I just finished the upgrade and rewiring of the entire house and starting battery bank and had a few questions about the setup to give my batteries a good shot of living through the season.

Here...
Forum: Provisioning 09-19-2007
Replies: 142
Views: 18,112
Posted By arghhh
I was wondering when someone would mention...

I was wondering when someone would mention hefeweizen. I find the unfiltered wheat beer with a touch of lemon delicious. Although I don't know if I have ever seen it in a can. Some fruit and...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 09-18-2007
Replies: 0
Views: 4,100
Posted By arghhh
TV32 AIS software

I have found some pretty interesting software for displaying AIS information on a chart. Has anyone ever heard of TV32 (a.k.a TransView 32) from the Volpe Center?

So far it looks like it can...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-13-2007
Replies: 23
Views: 2,393
Posted By arghhh
Of course, but he did say appliances aside. I...

Of course, but he did say appliances aside. I think he was more worried about the wire itself as he knew he would replace all the appliances with their NZ equivilents. :)
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-13-2007
Replies: 23
Views: 2,393
Posted By arghhh
SD, Right now the boat I'm on has 440 VAC 3...

SD,

Right now the boat I'm on has 440 VAC 3 phase power and 3 4500KW gensets. :D :D
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-13-2007
Replies: 23
Views: 2,393
Posted By arghhh
Household power in the US is two 110V legs. Each...

Household power in the US is two 110V legs. Each leg to ground is 110V and leg to leg is 220V. House wiring is 3 wire for 110 and 220 with 110 being hot, neutral and ground and 220 being hot, hot,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-11-2007
Replies: 64
Views: 3,735
Posted By arghhh
There is a definate advantage to keeping your...

There is a definate advantage to keeping your house bank, starting battery and windlass battery seperate. You always want a nice full battery to start your engine and a nice full battery to pull up...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-10-2007
Replies: 23
Views: 2,393
Posted By arghhh
Yup, as voltage increases your amp draw would be...

Yup, as voltage increases your amp draw would be less.


The wiring would handle it fine assuming it's good quality wire and properly insulated as marine wire should be.

Breakers are set to...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 04-09-2007
Replies: 1,294
Views: 133,518
Posted By arghhh
Say if funds weren't an issue would it be better...

Say if funds weren't an issue would it be better to get two honda 1000's and the parallel cable? That way you could use the entire output of one to charge your batteries and if you needed more...
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