This video is all about Lithium Batteries, Solar, Wind, Inverters, Chargers, and everything else Power Related to take your Yacht or Sailboat OFF-THE-GRID for a while!
This episode is dedicated to our Patrons, thanks so much for your great questions! There are timestamps below for each question.
Additional Recommended Watching:
HELLO Lithium, Goodbye Propane- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvDCLtN22jY
Sailboat Electrical System Overview (Playlist)- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BmbH-TAM2Wk&list=PLQp8FoQ4t-lUAHfipxG8pVDb3LVHaoCNo
WATT The Hell is an Amp Hour?- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uuPvhk-EP9E
03:47 – Do the solar panels alone handle your electrical needs or is the generator needed on a regular basis?
06:10 – How much power do the sails create when Delos is sailing at 6 knots? Would there be a horsepower figure?
07:28 – What’s the fire risk with Lithium batteries? How do you reduce the risk?
09:23 – How much power do you produce from solar panels and wind generators?
14:35 – Is the wind turbine an effective source of power?
15:30 -Do you have your inverter turned on all the time or only when you need AC power?
17:46 – Can you run your air conditioning regularly off battery power?
20:36 – When do you start worrying about battery charge levels? And what steps do you take to conserve energy?
22:03 – When a boat converts to Lithium what changes need to be made to the charging system? Also mention spike suppressor.
25:29 – Have you thought about going to a high output alternator?
26:30 – Is a power audit worth doing?
27:40 – Do you still plot positions or are you mainly electric charts now?
28:50 – Where does one learn the basic of solar?
30:18 – Can you mix lead batteries with Lithium batteries to help with nighttime discharges?
31:13 – How can you track the power generated by wind and solar?
31:48 – Are you able to make water off your solar?
33:18 – How much solar would you need to go 100% electric, no generator, no Diesel engine?
41:03 – Are you a fan of the induction stovetop?
42:20 – How important is it to have the same bus bars and loads on high current applications?
43:44 – How can you protect your system from voltage spikes if the battery management system shuts off?
44:28- What electronics would you recommend for a small, simple day sailor
45:14 – What secondary charging method would you depend on?