I have already been in touch with Phil. Too bad he's a thousand miles away.
Are you able to turn off your shore power at the primary 220 breaker (above the sink by the autopilot) and still get inverter power to the microwave, or did you install a new switch?
Do you have a high capacity charger or do you run two smaller capacity ones in parallel to do the bulk charge?
Thanks for your input.
From: John S. Rogers <jsrogers@...>
Sent: Monday, February 25, 2013 11:41 AM
Subject: [Amel] Re: Battery Chargers and Inverters
Hi Kent. I read the post by Paul LaFrance and recognized his name and his
boat because Phil Steel designed his power system as he did mine. I
forwarded your post on to him as he understands your problem.
Phil installed my Magnum charger / inverter with a Blue Sea Control System.
The answer to your question "Does the Magnum do this [give preference to
shore power} or does it produce 50Hz power even when hooked up to 60Hz shore
power? " is yes to both. It does give preference to shore power but you do
not have to unplug your shore power to use your microwave; just turn off the
shore power with a switch, turn on the microwave and the Magnum will
automatically start inverting power from your batteries to produce 220v/50hz
power. The power used by the batteries can then be replaced by a second
charger and depending upon its capacity, may potentially be replenished at
the same rate that it is used.
Phil will be glad to explain this too you (207-350-7080)
John Rogers, currently in Stratford, CT
S/V It's Good
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