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Charger, Inverter and associated cabling 11 Jul 2016 18:56 #1

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Spent 18 hours in the cave this weekend. Stiff, sore but oh so worth it!
  • New Promariner 1260p 60A, 3-bank charger installed and functional – check
  • New Promariner TruePower 1500W inverter installed and functional – check
  • ALL #2 house battery cables replaced with 2/0 – added new +ve and –ve buss blocks in cave – check
  • ALL charger wiring upgraded to #4 to handle 60A load – check
  • Lower helm main ground cable upgraded to #2 – check
  • Windlass wiring – removed approx. 60’ #2 cable and replaced it with approx. 10’ #1 cable – check

  • Victron Energy monitor in transit
  • Charger remote panel – in house - pre-wire done
  • Inverter remote panel – in house - pre-wire done
Next weekend, out comes the fridge and in goes the last of the “upgrade”….

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Charger, Inverter and associated cabling 11 Jul 2016 21:18 #2

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Pics, or it didn't happen... :whistle:

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Charger, Inverter and associated cabling 14 Jul 2016 04:29 #3

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Still work in progress but getting there

Old charger (now a spare), new inverter




New charger (covet off still)


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Charger, Inverter and associated cabling 14 Jul 2016 12:28 #4

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Very nice.

I have similar units on my boat.

Not to be picky but I do not see a green bonding wire. My units had a location for bonding and it was strongly recommended in the instructions to do just that. On mine there is a bolt protruding on the left hand side of each unit. Mine are now 3 years old so the design may have changed.

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Charger, Inverter and associated cabling 14 Jul 2016 21:19 #5

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itsabowtime2 wrote: Very nice.

I have similar units on my boat.

Not to be picky but I do not see a green bonding wire. My units had a location for bonding and it was strongly recommended in the instructions to do just that. On mine there is a bolt protruding on the left hand side of each unit. Mine are now 3 years old so the design may have changed.


good eye :)

It's on now - wasn't in this shot..

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Charger, Inverter and associated cabling 15 Jul 2016 00:51 #6

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pics or it did not happen :whistle:

Sorry had to say it :)

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Charger, Inverter and associated cabling 15 Jul 2016 01:30 #7

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That looks sexy.
Nice work.
You have the cave hatch or were you in the dark?

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Charger, Inverter and associated cabling 15 Jul 2016 22:56 #8

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green650 wrote: That looks sexy.
Nice work.
You have the cave hatch or were you in the dark?


I have "A" cave hatch. It's about a 1'x2' hole, but has an aftermarket "hatch" in it, so the actual "working hole" is smaller. Still more than big enough to hang a trouble light down into, to be able to service pumps, route wires and for the Admiral to pass tools etc...

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Nikko wrote:

green650 wrote: That looks sexy.
Nice work.
You have the cave hatch or were you in the dark?


I have "A" cave hatch. It's about a 1'x2' hole, but has an aftermarket "hatch" in it, so the actual "working hole" is smaller. Still more than big enough to hang a trouble light down into, to be able to service pumps, route wires and for the Admiral to pass tools etc...

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Charger, Inverter and associated cabling 17 Jul 2016 11:46 #10

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That looks fantastic, nice job. May I ask why you did not go with a combo inverter/charger unit? I am about to go for the Pro mariner 1240 unit for our 3055 and wait on the inverter, thanks for the pics.

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Charger, Inverter and associated cabling 17 Jul 2016 15:34 #11

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Scraping B wrote: That looks fantastic, nice job. May I ask why you did not go with a combo inverter/charger unit? I am about to go for the Pro mariner 1240 unit for our 3055 and wait on the inverter, thanks for the pics.


Chose two units to avoid "single point of failure" (if "the unit" fails, you're out of battery charger AND inverter) and because my power requirements for inverted power are not high (one dedicated 15A cct). Thought long and hard about it, but chose this route instead..

I do like the availability of info from the all-in-one units - their remote panels tend to be well done. But when researching that and comparing it to the "want list", for info, I chose to go with a Victron Energy meter - small, simple, and all the info I need

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Charger, Inverter and associated cabling 18 Jul 2016 01:24 #12

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Great point, I've been going back and forth about it myself. Charger definitely a necessity for me ,inverter would be a luxury. Which I may add. Nice job. I'll be in my cave shortly with the head lamp .lol. Great pics.

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Charger, Inverter and associated cabling 19 Jul 2016 15:30 #13

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Progress - boat's in pieces, but the new Victron Energy shunt is installed, battery temp sensor installed and all the "auxiliary" cabling associated to those and to the remote panels for the inverter (inc. a new 110VAC run) and charger are now run and tested - all good.

Mounting locations all measured up...Tonight we cut holes, mount panels and hopefully start putting the boat together..





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Charger, Inverter and associated cabling 21 Jul 2016 22:30 #14

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All remote panels in and working..whew!

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Charger, Inverter and associated cabling 22 Jul 2016 18:59 #15

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Nice job looks neat.

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Just completed a 2 week 350 nm trip with the new gear - absolutely outstanding... The new charger converted what used to take 4 hours to re-charge to one hour and I ran it abut half as many runs as I used to as the new monitor told me I had more reserve than I thought.. SO should have done this years ago...

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