Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] The 54 washer problem.


Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Porter,

Almost all small US washers that might fit will be rated at about 15 amps or 1725 watts @115VAC 60htz. The reason that the current consumed (amps) is lower with US washers is that EU washers electrically heat the water, while almost all of the US washers rely on a hot water input. 

However, I found the Bosch line of Compact Washers that are exceptions. They are rated at 115VAC 2300 Watts and it internally heats water, an exception to the US rule. To be safe a 24VDC to 115VAC 3,000 watt inverter required.


24" Compact Washer, 800 Series - White/Chrome WAT28402UC 2300 Watts
Overall appliance dimensions (HxWxD) (in) 33 1/4'' x 23 1/2'' x 24 1/4''

24" Compact Washer, 500 Series - White/Silver, WAT28401UC 2300 Watts
Overall appliance dimensions (HxWxD) (in) 33 1/4'' x 23 1/2'' x 24 1/4''

24" Compact Washer, 300 Series - White, WAT28400UC 2300 Watts
Overall appliance dimensions (HxWxD) (in) 33 1/4'' x 23 1/2'' x 24 1/4''

The above Height and Width are perfect for the 54. The question is, can you modify the rear mounting to get another 6.9 inches of Depth? I know that there is some room back there, but I am not sure how the cross brace that the washer is secured to can be moved.

I will keep looking for an alternative.

Best,

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus
Amel School www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
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