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Old 08-28-2016, 10:59 AM   #13
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Originally Posted by WesK View Post
Taking 12 volts DC from one battery and converting it to 120 volts AC with an inverter to operate a charger to convert it back to 12 volts DC to charge another battery would seem a bit inefficient.
It is, but the amount of energy your average windlass consumes per anchor pull, is surprisingly small (less than your average boat refrigerator for an hour), so efficiency really isn't important here.

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