Amenity 52 - Activa

Amenity 52 - Activa from Pacific Yacht Systems

By: Pacific Yacht Systems  12-07-2012
Keywords: Boating, Boat, Battery

One of our clients had been having problems with the electrical system on his 52-foot Activa, Amenity—no one could explain why the batteries just would not hold a charge. He described this when he met PYS at a recent boat show and arranged for them to carry out an electrical audit. "I’m very impressed with PYS’ quality of work and the installation their staff performed", he states. "I couldn’t see any way they could have done it any better." PYS discovered that the boat’s two alternators were of different sizes, with a small alternator on the port engine charging all the loads associated with both engines and even the thrusters. The starboard engine had a large alternator, but it charged only the house bank. The port-side alternator couldn’t keep up with the power demand of the engines, and the engine batteries were actually draining while running the engines. PYS replaced the smaller alternator and rebalanced the charging system through the use of ACRs and Prolso combiners, so that both port and starboard engines would recharge all battery banks. Now Stanley is confident that he won’t lose power when out on the water, which he describes as “a big improvement in boating.”

Keywords: Battery, Boat, Boat Design, Boat Electrical Systems, Boat Installation, boat service, Boating, Boating Experience, Marine Electronics, Marine Electronics Repair, Yacht Services, Yacht Systems,

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