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Old 03-30-2016, 06:03 PM   #21
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Angus. Looks good. The Blue Seas switches are good stuff. I have the remote switches in the helm that actuate the switches in the ER.

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Nice, Jim! What's the middle one for? Genset?
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Old 03-30-2016, 08:08 PM   #22
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That's where my money goes . . .

That's the automatic charging relay. Part #7622.

https://www.bluesea.com/products/762..._-_12V_DC_500A

The PO left it on "Auto", as he had T-105's for the house and starter bank. I don't use it in that configuration anymore and typically leave it in the "off" position, as I have a separate charter for my Group 24 starter batteries. I use a battery isolator from Mastervolt to charge house, gen, and starter banks whilst on the run.

These are the remote switches for the helm station.

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Old 03-31-2016, 11:40 AM   #23
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Angus, I've downloaded your diagram for further study. I have, as yet, no clue how Revel is wired, except to say it's not suitable. I cannot, I don't think, switch around the various battery banks to compensate for a discharged engine start battery. I don't yet know whether there are adequate fuses to protect all those long runs of battery cable.

So little time; so much to learn.
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Old 03-31-2016, 11:45 AM   #24
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So little time; so much to learn.
Amen to that. I found it very much worth the money to have an ABYC-certified electrician look over my system and draw up a plan. Good luck on your project.
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Old 05-08-2016, 08:34 AM   #25
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Progress is coming slowly, due mostly to work commitments and a steep learning curve. I reconfigured the placement of components near the house/inverter bank into a better alignment and use of space. Finding space to make all of this new gear fit into an as-built engine room is one of the biggest challenges. (For the sharp-eyed, the fuel sight tube on the right will be removed and Tank Tenders or some equivalent installed for both saddle tanks.)



All of the engine/genset switching is on the opposite side. (Cables aren't protected or secured yet.)



Another key takeaway is how marine electricians earn the money they make. Wrestling 4/0 and 2/0 cable isn't for the timid!
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Old 05-08-2016, 10:00 AM   #26
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Angus. Looks good. The Blue Seas switches are good stuff. I have the remote switches in the helm that actuate the switches in the ER.

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Are those auto resetting breakers on the left?
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Looks very professional, Angus. Nice work! Wish mine looked like that!
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Are those auto resetting breakers on the left?

WRT my setup, I can set my ACR to "auto" so that the batteries are combined only when charging and are automatically disconnected when there is no charging source and the voltage starts to drop.


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WRT my setup, I can set my ACR to "auto" so that the batteries are combined only when charging and are automatically disconnected when there is no charging source and the voltage starts to drop.


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I was talking about the 3 small silver cans with 2 terminals on the left next the left most terminal blocks. Are those three components self resetting breakers?
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