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Old 11-13-2018, 02:35 PM   #14
john61ct
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Originally Posted by Ski in NC View Post
Be careful with selecting a DC-DC charger. You will overload it when thruster is running.
Perhaps you were using a dinky unit under 40A?

Sterling goes up to 120A I believe, but obviously should not be bigger than the Alt output.

Also a big enough thruster bank will help. . .

> My thruster is only 12v, but in my analysis the batt duty cycle is much like a starting batt.

No, it is pretty easy to draw down to 10+% DoD, which really should get a batt with decent life cycle ratings as I reco above.
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