Jump to content


Member Since 21 Apr 2005
Offline Last Active Today, 11:23 PM

Posts I've Made

In Topic: Live aboard

Today, 12:19 PM

As we cc and therefore have no leccy hook up a washing machine is out of the question for us. We use launderettes and regularly turn up on relatives & friends doorsteps with bags of laundry when we're there for a visit. It's not ideal but it is what it is.

Why is it out of the question?
Plenty of c/ c have mains and if not then why not get a genny.

In Topic: winters approaching fast

23 November 2015 - 07:05 PM

The advice would be different depending on if in a marina or C/cruising.

In Topic: 4G in Braunston

21 November 2015 - 08:09 PM

Until I can see for myself I can only say "Victor Meldrew".

In Topic: How many watts will a 30A battery charger use?

19 November 2015 - 08:24 PM

Basically you "split" the incoming shorepower/hook up socket to two parts, one part is "shore power only" and one part would go to the inverter/charger or a selector switch (combis have, effectively, a selector switch built in). If you split it, both bits need a RCB and MCBs as appropriate. And don't forget earthing and galvanic isolation too.

OK I will investigate further. Thanks.
My inverter has a bypass but being unable to zero the battery charger part it is too much
For my 1400 Genny.
Splitting as you say and the extra rcb etc and labour cost, not sure I would be confident, might mean it would be cheaper to upgrade the Genny.

In Topic: How many watts will a 30A battery charger use?

19 November 2015 - 08:03 PM

....can be solved by a minor amount of re-wiring.

It would be handy to just heat water in summer when normal power is from solar.
How would it need to be wired.