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Old 14 June 2010, 12:11   #1
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Looking for some advice and serious comments reagrding the above, and would be interested in what others have fitted in their Ribs. I have a 1200 Rule a matic fitted to my 585 Ribcraft and wondered if it was in fact too big? I have two 120ah bats fitted wired thru switch and always leave it on one bat only to cover the pump. I have over the years had problems say when I leave the rib for three weeks and the battery goes down and I have been in the position of flooded floor many times. Is the draw to much as I do renew the bats regulary infact this year. Your comments would be appreciated and please advise what you have in your set-up.

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Old 14 June 2010, 12:14   #2
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A pump with a float switch may be better than an automatic pump if you leave your RIB on a mooring, 'cos it won't be regularly switching on & off every 2 minutes, so in dry conditions , won't drain the battery.
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Old 14 June 2010, 14:15   #3
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A pump with a float switch may be better than an automatic pump if you leave your RIB on a mooring, 'cos it won't be regularly switching on & off every 2 minutes, so in dry conditions , won't drain the battery.
Sorry DHD the Rule a matic is the one with the built in float switch!!

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Old 14 June 2010, 14:38   #4
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has anyone tryed one of these?

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/12v-Solar-Pane...item3ca5991b7b

always wondered if they were any good....
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Old 14 June 2010, 14:39   #5
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Yes, so stick with that type, if you're tempted to go for a fully auto version instead.
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Old 14 June 2010, 16:03   #6
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has anyone tryed one of these?

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/12v-Solar-Pane...item3ca5991b7b

always wondered if they were any good....
Hi Andy it depends what you have attached to your bat while you are away and how long you are away for as it only produces 1.5 to 2 watts.

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