5 new Lifeline Batteries lifted into the cockpit
65 lbs each 325 lbs total. $299 each!
|5 old Deka batteries removed from the battery box|
65 lbs each, 325 lbs. total
So removing and re-installing a 5 battery house bank and a new starter battery is rather a large job. We started at about 10 am and by 5pm we had the job completed and all the systems back up and running! Remember...the freezer, refrigerator, network, computers and all lights run off the batteries, so with them out, all this is off. You need to work fast or your food will thaw and your beer will get warm!
Here are a few photos, I did not take many as this is not terribly exciting, but it is real life on a cruising boat....
|Lifeline specs and 5 year warranty|
Each battery is registered and each measured 12.85 volts or higher!
|The battery bank overview. This is the quarter berth footwell|
The original 3 battery box is to the left, closed off footwell to right
|3 Lifelines with SS angle bar and welded plate bolted in to hold the batteries down.|
All wiring is 2.0 AWG wire,
The small wires are sensors, temperature probes, regulators, etc.
|The footwell battery box holds two more, plus the regulator|
Small wires are shunt wires, temperature probes, and sensors
Notice the SS welded strap hold down bolted in to prevent batteries from moving.