Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Batteries - What type house batteries to use & what voltage charge from Solar/Wind?


Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

BeBe #387 has batteries similar to original batteries which are freedom-type lead/calcium batteries. 

If you are considering something different, be sure to consider charging parameters. BeBe's house batteries receive charge from 4 sources: Leece-Neville 175 amp 24VDC alternator, 30 amp 24VDC Dolphin charger, 100 amp 24VDC Dolphin charger and a Victron MPPT from the solar array. The only charger that is smart enough to regulate the charging parameters for different battery banks is the Victron MPPT. The other 3 are fine for freedom-type or regular lead acid batteries.

If I were to change BeBe's battery bank to AGM and want the benefit of higher charge rates and a long life of AGM, I would need to change the regulator on the 24VDC 175 amp alternator and replace the two Dolphin chargers. I tried AGM with moderate success, but I found AGMs that had the same charged voltage as the original batteries. That company does not make them anymore...and the life of the AGMs was disappointing. I switched back to freedom-type lead/calcium.

I hope this helps you.

Bill
BeBe 387



On Thu, Feb 25, 2016 at 10:08 AM, Alexandre Uster von Baar uster@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

I am still with 8 regular 12 V lead acid battery, but might look for better solutions.

Sincerely, Alexandre
SM2K #289 NIKIMAT
Marina Puerto Bahia, Samana, Dominican Republic

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On Thu, 2/25/16, Colin Streeter colin.d.streeter@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Batteries - What type house batteries to use & what voltage charge from Solar/Wind?
To: "amelyachtowners@..." <amelyachtowners@...>
Date: Thursday, February 25, 2016, 1:30 AM


 









So far that is 2 out of 2
replies for 6v lead acid - interesting ... as I we had heard
that a lot of folk have been going back to lead acid now
ahead of Gel & AGM.
Will
be most interesting to see how this changes as more people
respond and what voltage they set their solar/wind
controllers to for each type? There have been some
conversations on this in the past but interested to get an
update as technology has moved on plus if any one has gone
to lithium and what their experiences are?
Colin & Lauren
StreeterIsland Pearl II, Amel 53
#332Brisbane

On Thu, Feb 25, 2016 at
4:24 PM, simms simms@...
[amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
wrote:















 









Hi ColinWe fitted 12 6 volt
lead acid golf cart type batteries from west marine in the
us in July 2009. Still going well.We have a 350
watt super wind generator and two 130watt solar
panels.CheersDannySm 299
Ocean pearl 


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message --------From: "colin.d.streeter@...
[amelyachtowners]" Date:25/02/2016
17:51 (GMT+12:00) To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Batteries - What
type house batteries to use what voltage charge from
Solar/Wind?

 






Our 8 house batteries (2001 SM)  have
packed in hence time to replace them all. Before going ahead
and purchasing new ones this week we would be most
interested in finding out what type other Amel Owners are
using for house batteries? Are you using Lead Acid / Gel /
AGM / Lithium / Other?
Also what charge voltage
are your Solar/wind generators (if you have these)  putting
into the various types of batteries?
Thanks in
advance
Colin & Lauren
StreeterIsland Pearl II, Amel53
#332Brisbane,
Australia



































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Colin
Streeter0411 016
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