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

Ian Shepherd <g4ljf@...>

Hi Roy and Eric,

thanks for the tip to measure AC current and volts at the AC panel and not
at the genset, thus enabling readings to be obtained both on shore power and
with the Onan running. How stupid of me not to think of doing it from the
AC input to the boat's circuitry!

Another good example of sharing ideas through this site. Thank you both.

Ian Shepherd

-------Original Message-------

From: rbenven44
Date: 01/24/05 23:27:15
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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