Crew on a Dutch Barge
Crew on a Dutch Barge Once the system had been planned, it would be necessary to relocate the electrics from the front of the ship down in to the engine room. This was no easy task given the weight of the batteries and getting them down into the right space by myself. I also had to create leak proof containers for the batteries and wire all six 12v 220Ah cells into 24v pairs with the correct gauge cabling. This had to be connected to the charging systems which were main engine, shore power or generator. The ship was going to have three electrical systems through out. 12v, 24v and 230v. The 230v would be supplied by either a 6kw inverter (makes 230v from stored 24v battery power), shore power or the generator.
New electrics were going to go in the engine room Here they are, partially completed
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Once the system had been planned, it would be necessary to relocate the electrics from the front of the ship down in to the engine room. This was no easy task given the weight of the batteries and getting them down into the right space by myself. I also had to create leak proof containers for the batteries and wire all six 12v 220Ah cells into 24v pairs with the correct gauge cabling. This had to be connected to the charging systems which were main engine, shore power or generator. The ship was going to have three electrical systems through out. 12v, 24v and 230v. The 230v would be supplied by either a 6kw inverter (makes 230v from stored 24v battery power), shore power or the generator.