Chris Smither <yachtakwaaba@...>
Very good points Bill.
A PSA was a standard option on some earlier 12v Amels on which your engine alternator was your house battery charger and was rarely over 50A.
On a 24V boat, with separate engine and house alternators the calculation would be completely different. Additionally, a 220V generator only became "standard" with the SM2000, (I believe - someone tell me if I'm wrong).
It only goes to show that there is no " universal" solution
So as I have one already, I'm going to use it - and also make sure it works properly! I'd think carefully about installing one on a 24V boat, (unless it was standard) Certainly, on our ocean crossings it was invaluable - on the Pacific crossing it took the entire boat's cruising loads, day and night!
So I am a definite supporter of PSA's
Thanks also, Bill, for pointing us to this Forum - love the discussions!
Mike & Chris
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