Category: Batteries

Anchor Windlass and Bow Thruster Power

Powering the Bow Thruster and Anchor Windlass Bow thrusters and electric anchor windlasses require instant high current when operating. Rather than run large thick cables back to the battery bank we opted to install a small battery bank forward underneath…

All Charged Up And Nowhere to Go

The 24V DC 30Amp battery charger is in place and functional. No real setup. Just wire it in, throw the switch on the AC panel, and push the charger’s “on” button. It just “works”. Can’t complain. Still to be wired:…

Battery Cable Wrap-Up

I chose a house bank electrical configuration and wrapped up the battery connections. This involved fabricating solid copper buss bars and small jumpers made from 2/0 battery cable. I also did the final routing of the house bank battery cables…

DC Electrical Mains

After finally receiving a couple back ordered parts, I finished assembling the (admittedly overengineered) panel for the main DC terminals and fuses. Always trying to optimize space while keeping things tidy, it *just* fits between two pairs of fuel supply/return hoses for…

More Batteries!

It has been decided, and executed: the aft-most dinette riser base cabinet will be used to store batteries. As the contents of the cabinet cannot be readily accessed, its storage is best used for occasionally accessed items. It will be used to…

Forward Battery Box

Nothing really fancy here. Just your typical marine polypropylene molded battery box. It will hold two 12 volt, Group 27 size starter batteries, to supply the momentary, yet, high current power to the nearby electric bow thruster and electric windlass (both…

Final Battery Box Design

We have come to a final design for the battery box. It can accomodate up to six size 4D batteries or fourteen golf cart batteries. The overall height is about 15 inches which means it can handle the taller golf…