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Forum: Living Aboard 12-24-2012, 06:32 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,883
Posted By haiqu
Xantrex (the makers of your inverter) have a page...

Xantrex (the makers of your inverter) have a page that answers some of those questions:

https://www.xantrex.com/documents/Tech-Doctor/Universal/Tech1-Universal.pdf

The answer I can provide from...
Forum: Living Aboard 12-24-2012, 12:01 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,883
Posted By haiqu
Here's the latest version of my analysis, which...

Here's the latest version of my analysis, which has been constantly evolving since I've been living aboard. I don't have some of these items installed yet but it takes into account all future loads...
Forum: Living Aboard 12-22-2012, 05:35 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,883
Posted By haiqu
As a pragmatist and long-term cheapskate (I've...

As a pragmatist and long-term cheapskate (I've always been poor) there's no way I'll be investing in technology that doesn't work. Local councils are notoriously dense, as are national governments...
Forum: Living Aboard 12-21-2012, 11:51 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,883
Posted By haiqu
Useful comments Ivo. Green energy isn't...

Useful comments Ivo. Green energy isn't mainstream even for us electronics guys, it's a separate field entirely. It's a philosophy and a technology rolled into one.

As an anecdote, I'd like to...
Forum: Living Aboard 12-19-2012, 01:42 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,883
Posted By haiqu
Experiences after a month aboard: Struggled...

Experiences after a month aboard:

Struggled by with one tired 100Ah battery until last week, when I replaced it with a pair of brand new Century Marine Pro AGPs. I have two panels totaling 180W of...
Forum: Living Aboard 05-31-2012, 07:40 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,883
Posted By haiqu
<snide> Ampacity? Amperage? I love it when you...

<snide> Ampacity? Amperage? I love it when you guys talk dirty, learning all these new technical terms. </snide>

The solution to all this is to use the newer calcium cells, which don't need such...
Forum: Living Aboard 05-30-2012, 03:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,883
Posted By haiqu
Hi guys, Well, this stirred up a hornet's...

Hi guys,

Well, this stirred up a hornet's nest. For me, using a genset in Sydney Harbour is out of the question. The basic rule at NSW Maritime is that one is not permitted to live at the swing...
Forum: Living Aboard 05-29-2012, 05:46 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,883
Posted By haiqu
Hey Ivo, - Pumps: one 12W fishtank water...

Hey Ivo,

- Pumps: one 12W fishtank water pump to top up the shower header daily (or less) from the solar collectors. Total use 5 minutes, or 1 watt-hour.
- Coffee maker: are you serious? I have a...
Forum: Living Aboard 05-28-2012, 10:43 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,883
Posted By haiqu
Hey Lex, Yeah, I've heard nothing but good...

Hey Lex,

Yeah, I've heard nothing but good stuff about the Engel fridges, but geez they're expensive!!

I've decided to go with LEDs throughout after reading this:

Compare: LED Lights vs CFL...
Forum: Living Aboard 05-28-2012, 10:12 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,883
Posted By haiqu
Hey Lexx, Pure sinewave converters are about...

Hey Lexx,

Pure sinewave converters are about 5x the price so I'll try these first. The TV is actually a USB stick in my notebook computer at present, and this will be run off 12v. If I get a...
Forum: Living Aboard 05-28-2012, 04:32 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,883
Posted By haiqu
Electrical load analysis

Hey guys,

As mentioned about 10 days ago I finally bought a yacht, the SV Kepelina which is a Hartley Queenslander pilothouse sloop. Haven't been up to Sydney yet to see it, but one thing I do...
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