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Making and Storing Power at Sea

by Bluewater Cruising Association 21 Dec 2021 16:53 UTC
Making and Storing Power at Sea © Trina L Holt

Brent Alley
Online Zoom
19 Jan 2022 1900h - 2130h
Members $40 / Non-Members $60

Join our enormously popular instructor Bjarne Hansen for an evening of discussion about the various ways to generate power and how best to store it. After a bit about safety, a quick "here's how electricity works" intro, and some tool-talk, he'll go on to discuss:

  • Solar panels
  • Wind generators
  • Towed generators
  • Fossil-fuelled generators

Bjarne will help you understand:

  • Lead-acid batteries
  • Lithium batteries
  • How to charge them in a way that maximizes their life
  • Charge controllers
  • Battery monitors

Finally, he'll help you troubleshoot. Electricity and water? What could possibly go wrong? Bjarne is here to help you do it right.

Find more information and register here.

This article has been provided by the courtesy of Bluewater Cruising Association.

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