Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: 24V Watermaker
Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
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Barry & Robyn,
Those Amel owners that have these Dessalator DUO systems normally run the 24VDC system when motoring.
I agree that I would not change from the 160 liter to the DUO because when at anchor, and even with alternate charging systems like solar panels, you will find at least 3 hours a week to run the generator. And, 3 hours of the 160 liter produces all of the water that 2 people will use in a week including showers, washing dishes and clothes washing 2-3 loads. We average about 55 liters a day including everything. If you run the generator for 3 hours you can certainly top-off your batteries once a week to 100%.
We traditionally have done this on Thursdays: Run the Generator, Wash 2-3 loads of clothes, charge the batteries, make water. We have to be careful not to use any other electrical device such as the Microwave or Hair Dryer when doing this. Also. we will ONLY wash clothes with heated water and run the water heater in the last hour because we try not to exceed the capacity of the generator. By the last hour the 100 amp 24VDC battery charger is only pulling a few amps.
It helps to have an amp meter installed to monitor this.
To me, a prejudiced and very happy 160 liter owner, the best and only solution is the 160 Liter Dessalator water maker. If I did not own a capable generator, I might sing a different tune.
Grenada for a few more days
On Thu, Jun 23, 2016 at 8:16 AM, seagasm@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote: