Lithium Batteries, Battery Protect,
Alternator Refit and
External Voltage Regulator
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(3) Relion RB300 LiFePO4 300Ah 12 Volt Lithium Iron Phosphate Deep Cycle Batteries
(1) Victron Smart BatteryProtect 12/24V-220A
(2) Blue Sea 600A Busbar, 4 Stud
(2) Littelfuse 400.V CNN Very Fast Acting Fuse, 400A, 48VDC
(3) Eaton's MRBF Mount Bar, 3/8" Mount Hole, Single Stud (.75)
(3) Bussmann CBBF-150 Marine Rated Battery Fuse (150 Amp)
(2) Balmar Regulator MC614 Multistage 12V w/o Harness
(2) Balmar Temperature Sensor Alternator 54 Inches Length
(2) Alternater refit for external voltage regulator & new brushes
(60') 14/4 AWG, RND Multi Condutor GRY, Cobra Wire
(75') 16/2 AWG, Flat Multi Condutor, WHT, Cobra Wire
(150') 10/2 AWG, Flat Multi Condutor, WHT, Cobra Wire
(42') 2 AWG, Marine Battery Cable, X-FLEX, Black, Cobra Wire
(60') 4/0 AWG Marine Battery Cable, X-FLEX, Black, Cobra Wire
see below to learn more . . .
Relion RB300 LiFePO4 Battery
300Ah 12 Volt Deep Cycle
These lithium batteries are perhaps one of the most important pieces of equipment we have on board because they, in concert with our solar system, make our boat energy independent as well as more like a home by powering our electrical system.
Our RB300 is a 12V, 300Ah lithium deep cycle battery. This Group 8D lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4) battery is ready to replace your heavy lead-acid battery bank in your sailboat. It’s only 82 lbs for a true 300 Amp Hour lithium battery that provides 100% of its rated capacity.
LiFePO4 batteries are lighter, take less space and last longer. While the up-front cost is higher than Gel, AGM or Lead-Acid the overall cost of ownership is lower over time because they require no maintenance and they have up to 10x longer life.
Bussmann Marine Battery Fuse
150A - 58V
CBBF Series Marine Rated Battery Fuse
Suitable for main and auxiliary circuit protection (alternator outputs, starter motor inputs, and accessories) in demanding environments or tight space constraints
150 Amp rating; 58 Vdc
Marine-rated under SAE J1171 for ignition protection; use with CBBF-MBC mounting bar for installation
Balmar Centerfielder II
Balanced Twin Engine Charging
Balances Charging in Twin Engine Applications
Eliminates Alternator Chatter by Unifying Field Current
For Use with Max Charge Regulators Only
Works in Both 12V and 24V Applications
Includes Upgraded Regulator Power Wires and Fusing
Isolates Alternators and Regulators when only One Engine is Running
Can be Used with the Digital Duo Charge to charge a Second Battery
The Battery Protect disconnects the battery from non essential loads before it is completely discharged (which would damage the battery) or before it has insufficient power left to crank the engine
Maximum continuous load current 220 amp and Peak current (during 30 seconds) 600 amp
12/24-Volt auto ranging - The Battery Protect automatically detects system voltage
The Battery Protect can be set to engage / disengage at several different voltages, the seven segment display will indicate which setting has been chosen
To prevent damage to sensitive loads due to over voltage, the load is disconnected whenever the DC voltage exceeds 16-Volt respectively 32-Volt
Balmar Regulator MC614
Multi-Stage, 12v, w/o Harness
Without proper voltage regulation, battery charging can be a slow process, or even worse, an ideal recipe for early battery failure.
Balmar’s patented Max Charge and ARS-5 Voltage Regulators provide a dynamic method for monitoring battery condition and apply the correct level of alternator control (voltage and current) to ensure that your batteries are charged quickly and safely.
Balmar Temperature Sensor
Alternator 54 inch Length
Use with Max Charge, ARS-5 and Duo Charge alternator regulators to monitor and react to dangerous over-temperature conditions at your alternator and/or batteries. When installed on Max Charge, ARS-5 and Duo Charge regulators, Battery Temperature Sensors assist in adjusting voltage based on ambient battery temperature. Battery sensor mounts on negative battery post.