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Old 02-10-2003, 10:25 AM
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You want to run the CHARGER on the INVERTER to charge your batteries WHILE you are using battery power to CHARGE the same batteries you are powering the CHARGER with ???

What you need is a Mr. Fusion home power appliance. Creates virtually limitless power from food wastes such as rotting banana peels and used coffee grounds. They are on backorder and expect to be available in the year 2344...
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Old 02-10-2003, 04:10 PM
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ANYone know were to get a genset for a boat at a good price 'its a small42 with air /
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Old 02-10-2003, 09:08 PM
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The Honda EU2000i is probably the world's best portable genset.

It is NOT CG approved. Cannot be run in an enclosed area, but is the smallest, lightest, quiestest thing on the planet. All for around $875.

As far as a true marine setup, best bet is to call the local Onan/Kohler shops and look for a factory refurb unit.

Any unit on the used market classifieds will probably have "issues" and even though I know you are mechanically accomplished, genset parts can be expensive.

Mechanically, you can handle any issue it may have (they are mostly OHV tractor motors). The Alternator itself is a big starter for the most part (newer ones may be brushless). You just got brearings and seals, commutators, and windings...

In the box, however, lots of ballast resistor blocks, contactors, and stuff that is very susceptible to corrosion (the main killer of the stuff in "the box").

I know a friend priced a complete install of an 8kw gasoline genset (that was prewired for it) in a boat and it was around $7900. That was all brand new with no special discounts.
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Old 02-11-2003, 06:06 PM
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Hey thank you for the tips this is greek to me !! Thanks for your time
 
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Old 02-12-2003, 06:14 PM
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Boot, I have a Xantrex Pro Watt series 3000. It provides 3000 watts continuous and 5000 watt surge. It comes with an remote on/off switch and has LED bar graph meter. It also has an auto low voltage shut-down to prevent battery damage. I do not remember my battery brand, but I searched the internet for batteries and found the highest amp hour batteries that I could put in my boat. I know they are close to or maybe over 200 amp hours per battery. My A/C only pulls 6 amps at startup and runs with less. I can run my A/C for about 4 to 5 hours without the unit shutting down. I love mine.
Go to www.xantrex.com and get one of there brochures. I bought my unit from D & B Marine for about 600 or 650 dollars. Hope this helps
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Thanks guys .
Street, I was looking at that one . Does it have a charger built in ?
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