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Old 21 February 2010, 07:13   #11
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I wonder what the battery life is like and could you connect it to the boat battery via a transformer or would it flatten the boat battery !! Seems a good idea
There a kit much discussed on here which costs less and can do what you want. I think? it was Leapy who started the thread if you are searching...
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.... this unit has a 12/24v hard wired adapter available. Not sure how well it is with sea water ingress though......

http://cpc.farnell.com/alaska/apt-14...gsm/dp/SR07715
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There a kit much discussed on here which costs less and can do what you want. I think? it was Leapy who started the thread if you are searching...
Quite right. There is the "original" eBay product from a Chinese company called Xexun I think, then there are various clones of that product. Prices seem to be in the sub 100 pounds area.

There is also the UK-designed Yacht Sentinel, which sells for more like 300 quid but tells you about the status as well as the location of your boat: If your batteries are going flat, or if there is a frost/fire risk, if there is any water building up inside, etc etc.
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