General Pre-Sale question

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General Pre-Sale question

Postby Diesel88 on Wed Jan 20, 2010 6:59 pm

I want to install a diesel battery charger in my boat.

in the price list it states:
"The Marine Cooling option is not required for G12-150 and G24-75. "

Does this apply for the:
DBC12-150 and the DBC24-75, as it looks like they have the same motor?

And do I still need the MARINE-INSTALL-KIT?

Can I get half of a redundant system and upgrade later?

Can I get the G12-150 and upgrade to the DBC12-150 at a later time?

What is the horse power rating for the diesel used in the DBC12-150 and the DBC24-75?

Can I include the main diesel in the wear leveling scheme?

Any help would be great.

Thanks
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Re: General Pre-Sale question

Postby Coulomb on Thu Jan 21, 2010 12:40 am

The G12-150 and G24-75 are manual start/stop units and have a marine
heat exchangers as part of the system. These units are most often
selected for use in boats.

The DBC12-150 and DBC24-75 do use the same engines, but those packages
include the EnerMatic Controller that automate engine start/stop based
on battery needs. These are typically installed in unattended remote
locations such as radio relay sites, and use a fan/radiator for cooling.
You could order one for marine use, however.

The marine install kit includes items like thru-hull fittings, hose
barbs and the like. If you're replacing a generator, you probably have
those items. You can also get those items at any marine chandlery, but
you may pay more and spend a lot of time getting the right stuff.

You buy a unit with the EnerMatic Controller and add a second
unit later to provide redundancy.

To add an EnerMatic Controller to a G150 is possible, although the
engine harness terminates in a terminal block for the G150, and a
watertight Molex connector for the DBC-150. You'll end up paying a lot
more because of the standalone price of the EnerMatic.

Horsepower on the engine is about 7.

Wear leveling is applicable to the two engines in a redundant system
where the EnerMatic Controllers decide which engine runs. Without
installing an EnerMatic on the main engine it's not apparent how wear
leveling would work.
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Re: General Pre-Sale question

Postby Diesel88 on Thu Jan 21, 2010 8:02 pm

Coulomb wrote:The G12-150 and G24-75 are manual start/stop units and have a marine
heat exchangers as part of the system. These units are most often
selected for use in boats.

The DBC12-150 and DBC24-75 do use the same engines, but those packages
include the EnerMatic Controller that automate engine start/stop based
on battery needs. These are typically installed in unattended remote
locations such as radio relay sites, and use a fan/radiator for cooling.
You could order one for marine use, however.

The marine install kit includes items like thru-hull fittings, hose
barbs and the like. If you're replacing a generator, you probably have
those items. You can also get those items at any marine chandlery, but
you may pay more and spend a lot of time getting the right stuff.

You buy a unit with the EnerMatic Controller and add a second
unit later to provide redundancy.

To add an EnerMatic Controller to a G150 is possible, although the
engine harness terminates in a terminal block for the G150, and a
watertight Molex connector for the DBC-150. You'll end up paying a lot
more because of the standalone price of the EnerMatic.

Horsepower on the engine is about 7.

Wear leveling is applicable to the two engines in a redundant system
where the EnerMatic Controllers decide which engine runs. Without
installing an EnerMatic on the main engine it's not apparent how wear
leveling would work.


Thank you Coulomb -

I should have used the member name "Joule"

So I could order the DBC12-150 for marine use, without ordering the standalone MARINE-COOLING?

That would be great.

So I think that all I would need would be:

DBC12-150 for marine use
HOT-WATER - kit
MARINE-INSTALL-KIT
and
SHIPPING-CRATE

Who do I call for pricing?

Let me know

Thanks again
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Re: General Pre-Sale question

Postby Coulomb on Mon Jan 25, 2010 11:55 am

Please call Ruth at 206.789.0827.

Thanks.
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