Re: Battery Plan for Amel 54

seafeverofcuan <seafeverofcuan@...>

Sorry for the bad grammar, there should have been a comma after ampage. What i meant was by the time you would wire the 6 volt batteries to give you 24 volts, you would neither have the physical room to accommodate the number of 6 volt batteries required and still not have enough ampage stored in those batteries to allow you to discharge them to fifty or sixty per cent daily without constant recharging.
If you call Richard, he has forgotten more on this than i will ever know. I mentioned Nigel Calders's book to you in Trinidad,get a copy, it will answer many of your questions.
Best regards,
hope you are still enjoying "Big sky country"

--- In amelyachtowners@..., "Duncan" <wdhagemeyer@...> wrote:

Hi Trevor,

Hopefully NOT.I try to leave when it's -30! I can talk with you about a
mule, but 'ampage stick", not sure what that is.but it sounds like a

Fair winds.


From: amelyachtowners@...
[mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of seafeverofcuan
Sent: Wednesday, August 07, 2013 2:52 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel] Battry Plan for Amel 54

Hi Duncan,
Glad to see you getting good use from your boat, I have been following some
of your postings from time to time.
I dread to think where you might sail in -30F !. Seriously, 6 volt batteries
in a 54 are a no brainer you will never get the ampage stick with 12 volt
wet cell deep cycle that you can find easily enough in the Caribbean.
If you are talking to Tom please pass on our regards.
Fair winds,
SM 425

--- In amelyachtowners@...
<> , Richard03801 <richard03801@>

Battery size for the later boats is size 31.

Richard Piller

Cell 603 767 5330

On Aug 7, 2013, at 13:36, "wdhagemeyer" <wdhagemeyer@> wrote:

I would like any input on a new battery plan for the A54 I have just
started a solar program for a cabin and I have been advised that 6 volt 200
ah Trojans are the way to go for this off grid mountain cabin. The vendor is
telling me these are low maintenance and will withstand even -30F temps. It
would seem that this might be a good choice for the boat as well? I do not
recall the size of the 12V batteries. I searched for a file or link to other
posts that would also cover all aspects of the boats electrical system. I
would appreciate any suggestions.

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