Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Water Maker Info

eric freedman


I installed an ammeter, voltmeter, frequency meter and a circuit breaker to
the port of my AC panel.

I wired it in such a way that I can measure what I am plugged into before I
turn on the breaker and electrify my boat.

On one pedestal-although it was marked 220 volts it was actually 440 volts.
Glad I have these instruments.

Fair winds,


SM 376 Kimberlite


From: rbenven44 []
Sent: Monday, January 24, 2005 6:27 PM
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Water Maker Info

--- In, "Ian Shepherd" <g4ljf@c...>
Roy, can you please
tell us what current it draws from your meter? Onan told me that
the 6.5 KW
(renamed 7KW after they were told they had used conservative
methods), should trip at 30 Amps AC load.
Hi Ian,
I'm sorry to say that my relatively ancient (1997) SM came with
the 24V watermaker, output 50-60 l/hr. So I do not have a direct
reading of load, except the change in battery charging current. My
recollection (which I have shown to be poor!) is that the 24V
watermaker draws about 7 amps at 220V, not much.
My AC ammeter is wired up to the AC distribution box on the
bulkhead above the galley, probably with a shunt to measure amps.
This way it works with both genset and shore power. I have tripped
shore power several times, but never the genset.

Good sailing, Roy


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