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Rondonay
Feb-07-2009 @ 11:05 PM                           Permalink
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It's like this, Ive got an electric motor and two sealed leisure batteries with their own little charger & 13A plug on it.
As a temporary thing I can just put them all aboard and go off in Rondonay, and take them all home at the end of the day. But I want to do better than that, really.

BSS expects a battery box & the charger to be a bit more 'installed', I think.

Rondonay is a simple soul, no wiring at all and no real need for any; we just use a power-pack for lighting & laptop & take it home with us.

I thought about mounting a battery box on the pushpit above the engine well, balancing her for sailing and providing ventilation, although with sealed batteries I doubt it's needed. I can make room in the box for the charger and we have a long lead that ought to do for the posts, although I am unsure if these sockets are male or female & this will become relevant for sorting the charger end. Has any other minimum boater done this? Does anyone know of 13A plug to blue plastic thingy adaptors? Also cunning switches for swapping from battery A to B and from output to charger?
Thanks in advance!!


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Have you thought of solar powering them.
There are various type and sizes, both output and physical sizes.
Info can be found on one of my web sites here
I use a "brifecase" type I got from Maplin but their price has gone up double since I got mine.
13watt will put in 1 amp per hour max.

As for any adaptor for the blue type lead, you could make up your own with plugs & sockets to suit.

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Thanks Paul, the briefcase looks very good.
We can wire an adaptor as you say.

Pauline

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Miss,

I have a solar charger here that you are welcome to try if you wish.



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That, sir, is a VERY kind offer! I'll pm you when we are coming down & arrange to collect for a loan period. Many thanks!!

Pauline

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Pauline my dear,
im not sure is the electic motor to power you or Rondonay???

Blimey.



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Some parts are just missing.





    


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