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Marine => Engines/Drives and Electronics => Topic started by: markmalta on April 20, 2015, 18:05:52 CET



Title: Charging Battery from outboard
Post by: markmalta on April 20, 2015, 18:05:52 CET
Dear Forum members,

I need your expertise! I am mechanically inclined, but when it comes to electronics, my intelligence is that of an ant..

I have a Selva Ray 8hp, four stroke. This Model http://www.selvamarine-scandinavia.com/product.php?line=mot_4t&prod=ray-8

Now, I would like to charge my battery from the outboard. I am planning to have a pair of navigation lights, 1 inboard light and maybe one small light for the ladder area (Mind you, it's just a small 12.5 fiber frejgatina, and normally only the nav lights will be on, that is, when cruising at night)

Now according to the site info, it has an alternator and also a regulator, which comes standard with the motor. What than? I have noticed two wires 1 x red and 1 x green coming out, should I just connect these straight to a marine battery? All help would be highly appreciated! Thanks beforehand!

Ps: What marine battery (small) would you suggest?

Thanks!

Mark Borg


Title: Re: Charging Battery from outboard
Post by: markmalta on April 22, 2015, 16:23:30 CET
...Anyone?!!  ;D


Title: Re: Charging Battery from outboard
Post by: baghira on April 23, 2015, 06:47:20 CET
seems no one :-)


Title: Re: Charging Battery from outboard
Post by: The_Gaffer on April 23, 2015, 11:25:43 CET
Why don't you ask the local agent.  They are HiTech marine in Zabbar.  Tel: 21692908 mob: 99833019


Title: Re: Charging Battery from outboard
Post by: rodfar on April 23, 2015, 15:07:58 CET
check the supply on the wires coming out of the rectifier. they should give about 12 to 14V dc


Title: Re: Charging Battery from outboard
Post by: markmalta on April 23, 2015, 17:00:09 CET
thanks guys, will give Hitech marine a call :)