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5 years 1 month ago #2184 by jamie mac
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I am thinking of having a dedicated battery for my thruster detached from my alternater. i plan to install a smartcharger that will charge battery on shore power. i found when i used it it dropped voltage long enough to affect electronics sometimes. any input would be great.

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5 years 1 month ago #2186 by David
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That sounds like it would be a good set up. Most of the people I know with bow thrusters has a similar setup.

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5 years 1 month ago #2189 by dmcb
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It may be the cable isn't heavy enough for the long run. And the return should be the same size.
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5 years 1 month ago #2192 by David
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Good point Doug. If the cable is heavy enough you may be able to increase the size of your alternator as well to charge the battery while running

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5 years 1 month ago - 5 years 1 month ago #2196 by Roel Jansen
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Jamie,

The Bow thruster should be charged while underway and have it's own battery. I have and would advice a heavier battery than the brand you have, gives as an advice.
I have a Vetus and they give advice about the batteries on their web site. Also the use of the thruster is very important!
Short bursts is the way to go. I have mine in use from day one and that is 6 six years. I have two batteries as at first they installed one and that wasn't enough power! Mine is wired as a standard and wirelless optional the last was a very simple and quick installation but that goes for Vetus and I don't know for other brands.
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