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Replacing 4D with 6v - Charger Question

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  1. rfrye1

    rfrye1

    Joined Jun 15, 2004
    564 posts, 7 likes
    Hunter H376
    US San Diego
    I'm replacing my 2-4D house (wet) with 4-6v(wet). My '98 Hunter 376 still has the OEM Freedom Heart inverter(2000watt)charger. Any problems y'all see with that charger and this setup?
    Thanks. Bob.
     


    Last edited: Sep 12, 2017
  2. Don S/V ILLusion

    Don S/V ILLusion

    Joined Sep 25, 2008
    4,808 posts, 140 likes
    Alden 50
    US Sarasota, Florida
    No problem as long as the charger is rated at 40 amp-hrs or more so as to minimize the bulk charge duration. The charger doesn't care but it's unclear what rating your charger is - it's not "2000 amps".
     


  3. rfrye1

    rfrye1

    Joined Jun 15, 2004
    564 posts, 7 likes
    Hunter H376
    US San Diego
    sorry meant 2000 watt inverter
     


  4. Maine Sail

    Maine Sail Moderator

    Joined Feb 6, 1998
    10,376 posts, 329 likes
    Canadian Sailcraft 36T
    US Casco Bay, ME
    You will have a 12V series/parallel bank and your existing inverter/charger (100A) will connect just fine provided the bank is wired correctly.
     


  5. Gabor15908

    Gabor15908

    Joined Jan 22, 2008
    31 posts, 1 likes
    Hunter 376
    US Point Roberts
    Hi Bob, can I ask where will be locating the new 4-6V batteries? I am considering to increase my house battery pack from 2-6V to 4-6V Trojan. Currently the two batteries located under the port side settee but I removed the AC from the the starboard side and I think all four of them would be fitting nicely there.
    Cheers, Gabor
     


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  7. artboas

    artboas

    Joined Jun 1, 2009
    1,019 posts, 33 likes
    Hunter 49
    ca toronto
    Just a suggestion
    I know that it's hard to replace something that is currently working
    But.... the xantrex freedom systems are not that reliable, and lots of folks have replaced them.
    I suggest Magnum Energy., excellent gear!!
     


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  8. SG

    SG

    Joined Feb 11, 2017
    536 posts, 56 likes
    J/Boat J/160
    US Annapolis
    That Heart Freedom Inverter is why Xantrex bought Heart out. If it's working, I wouldn't replace it.

    That charger will put-out an honest 40-50 amps after it settles "down".

    As for the question of location of batteries under a seatee...Is the compartment ventilated? You will get outgassing from those batteries in the normal course.
     


  9. rfrye1

    rfrye1

    Joined Jun 15, 2004
    564 posts, 7 likes
    Hunter H376
    US San Diego
    I currently have one 4D in Port Settee and one 4D under dinette infront of galley sink.
     


  10. seadaddler

    seadaddler

    Joined Dec 19, 2006
    5,100 posts, 84 likes
    Hunter 36
    US Punta Gorda
    I did same thing back in 2010 and have same inverter /charger and no problems
    and have also added 2 solar panels and love how well they charge batteries.
     


  11. jeff356

    jeff356

    Joined Apr 21, 2014
    75 posts, 12 likes
    Hunter 356
    US Middle River, MD
    Nick,
    Is your inverter / charger mounted under the port side settee, back side?
    Thanks, Jeff
     


  12. seadaddler

    seadaddler

    Joined Dec 19, 2006
    5,100 posts, 84 likes
    Hunter 36
    US Punta Gorda
    Yes right front of the nav station and battery switch is under the nav station and installed the 4 volt batteries are on the starboard sette and been there since around 2010 and did this to balance boat
    Because Gen in port cockpit compartment and all the heavy duty cables all were good fit
     


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