I just purchased a new Wesmar DSP5000 Stabilizer system to replace my ancient Vospers. I thought I ordered a 12v system (it's even an option on their online configuration tool), but received a 24V system. Wesmar informs it's what they spec'd as they no longer make 12V systems. When asked about reconciling the voltage difference, they punted with "Installer is responsible to provide 10A/24V power." When pressed for a recommendation, they did provide the attached cryptic diagram.
First, does anyone have any idea what the actual current draw on a small hydraulic stabilizer system might be? Wesmar is unable to provide any information except to say circuit should be rated at 10A/24V.
Second, has anyone recently installed a Naiad system in a 12V boat? Best I can tell, a few years ago for Wesmar and Naiad, native-12V controls were replaced with 24V. I went back and looked carefully at my Naiad quote and they pre-packages a 12V-24V step-up converter as part of the 12V system ($500 upgrade). Wondering if anyone has sizing information on whatever they use? I'm reluctant to call Naiad with a Wesmar problem, but maybe they'd get a kick out of the call
Third, does anyone have experience with using a step-up converter as a sustained power supply? They really run the gamut from $10 small ones on Amazon to $500 ones from reputable OEMs such as Newmar and Victron. Any tips on installing one?
Finally, if anyone can refer a decent Wesmar/Stabilizer guru (or maybe an electronic/instrumentation tech), I'd appreciate the referral. Obviously, I should be having this conversation with Wesmar, but they are MIA except to provide the attached sketch. Fine for a 24V thruster. Over-kill for this.
Thanks in advance.