Electyrical system

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Electyrical system

Postby sajor on Mon Mar 27, 2017 2:48 pm

Hi Folks, I am I the process of cleaning up a sailboat that had several iterations of electrical systems of which most were not completely removed when the newer systems were installed. Consequently, the last system did not work and it was only due to the incredible amp-hour reserve of the house batteries that the boat was able to operate. I stripped out most everything and designed a system using the functional parts remaining. I have not had much experience with external regulators, so I would appreciate a fresh set of eyes to inspect the circuit I put together. I drew it with images of the components so the owner could follow the design. Here is a Dropbox link to the image: https://www.dropbox.com/s/qe2u6gjkwr6zyvk/E%2038%20Electrical.png?dl=0

Thanks for your time
Edward
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Re: Electyrical system

Postby Coulomb on Tue Mar 28, 2017 12:41 pm

You should remove all switches that carry alternator current. See this URL:
http://www.amplepower.com/primer/burnt_sw/index.html

Wire the alternator to the house battery without an intervening set of contacts that will fail. When they do, the regulator will be toasted.

See more in the Primer: http://www.amplepower.com/primer/index.html
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Re: Electyrical system

Postby sajor on Wed Mar 29, 2017 3:36 am

Thanks, I should have been aware of the difference between rotary (A/B switch) and the disconnect type used in the alternator circuit. I will remove the rotary!
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Re: Electyrical system

Postby sajor on Wed Mar 29, 2017 4:14 am

Think I have it now: https://www.dropbox.com/s/dvdcebcucuyn7y1/Final%20Design%20E%2038%20Electrical.png?dl=0
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