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jt824 
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Posted: March 17, 2006 at 10:41 PM / IP Logged  

I have a 2001 Crownline 239 DB (deck boat) with the following set-up:

I have (2)-Kicker L7's 12-inch sub's with (2) Kicker KX 650.1 sub amps. and (1) farad cap

I also have (4) Cerwin Vega 6x9's (300watts I think) and (4) 6-1/2 2 ways with (2) Kicker KX 650.4 amps

The boat has a dual battery system, Pergo switch, with (2) Odyssey PC1700 deep cell marine batterys.  The system will play for over an hour (at loud levels) before the battery starts dying .  At that point I have to switch to other battery and restart the boat to re-charge the batteries.  Well, running a boat a idle speeds sucks up gas!!!  So I bought the Honda EU1000i generator to charge the batteries while the boat is stationary.  The Honda generator's output is AC so now I need a AC to DC converter.  Does anyone have any experience with this type of application or provide any input?  Most stereo shops I have been to can't help because they have not done it. 

The Honda generator is rated at: 

120V

1000W max.(8.3A)
900W rated (7.5A)

Will this be sufficent to keep the batteries charged and play the system at the same time???

 

 

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Posted: March 18, 2006 at 10:29 AM / IP Logged  
I dont think its enough to keep that system charged for constant playing, but damn, that generator kicks ass, good choice. I work for a HVAC contractor, and i know a guy who got one of them, they are serious quality generators.
I wonder if theres any way you could incorperate a spinning car alternator or anything, like if you change the cam so to speak? anyone ever do that?
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Posted: March 19, 2006 at 11:04 PM / IP Logged  
I am not familiar with the spining alternator, but thanks for the input.
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I know a guy some time ago who had a 5 horse briggs motor running a 1 wire alt that went to his batt in his boat. he was running 12 volt spot lights. It was a cool little rig. You could get a 1 wire 250 amp alt , and 1 more pc1700 batt  with a honda 6 horse and run your system off of it, and keep it seperate from your boats elc system. if you put a automotive muffler on the motor, and build a compartment for it. It will be real quiet . I'd run 1/0 awg from the alt to the batt then 1/0 from your batt to a dist block then 4awg to your amps. You can power your head unit too. that's what i would do. good luck with your project.generator, boat? -- posted image. 
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get the biggest battery charger you can
another thing - if you can still take the generator back - honda makes a small (like you can carry it with one hand) generator that has a DC output and AC output.
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wait - that's one of the generators that has DC output - just hook the DC output up to the batterys and have fun.
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That gen will not put out the amperage that he will need to run that system he's got 2600 watts he's drawing 2 hundred amps,
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Hi by the way the company name of the switch id Perko. You have a large draw of amps on the system along. You can add a high amp two bank charger that you can pick it up a marine store like West Marine. Quest is one company that makes different rating chargers and multi out puts. It also depends if you are going to put the generator as a fixed mounted item you may want to get a inverter/charger unit installed. They do get expensive. Hope this leads you to the right direction.
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Posted: March 21, 2006 at 12:34 AM / IP Logged  

I have read a little info on the two bank chargers....So are you saying that I could plug the charger into the Honda generator via the AC plug, then connect the charger to the batteries?  I was told by someone not from hear to use a AC to DC converter beause the converter would put out 50-60 amps of continous power.  The Honda generator is portable but I am making it fixed mount am placing it in the engine bay compartment. 

The Honda generator does have DC with battery clip output but it is only 8 amps.  But isn't that more of slow charge?

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The small generator (portable) is the one I have....EU1000
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