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Old 11 December 2012, 16:55   #11
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Ha Ha Ha

I have just checked my battery

It is a Numax Marine MV26MF 100Ah C20

Will this be ok?

That all depends on what the output of your alternator is at the revs you'll be using it at & if you've got anything else running like a daft 1000w sound system or such like & how long it's all going to be running for. Probably safer with a dual battery setup.
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Old 11 December 2012, 16:58   #12
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Do you know, Can I run this straight to the battery & have a little switch in the battery compartment? It does not need to be on my console to be honest as they will only be used every now and again.

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think you'll need a BIG switch for 23amps, and the battery box ain't the best place for anything other than the battery
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Old 11 December 2012, 17:12   #13
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Just had a look at the link, it tells you the current on the webpage If you're going to use your boat on anything but flat water, I'll give it...oooh about 1/2 an hour before bits of it(the light bar) start falling off
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Um, maths to one side, what are you planning to use the lighting for?
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Um, maths to one side, what are you planning to use the lighting for?
Rabbit shooting? However, the strategy may be flawed :-)
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Um, maths to one side, what are you planning to use the lighting for?
We will only ever be using it when we stay out late when the sea is flat to wakeboard/waterski and play on the toys, just zipping round in flat water in Abersoch.
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AH, OK. I see. More for the look of it then than any practical application? If it's dark enough to require floodlighting, it will ruin your night vision, bright enough to not need night vision and you won't need them anyway.

They'll look the part though - like you're out lamping seals
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Old 13 December 2012, 06:08   #18
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think you'll need a BIG switch for 23amps,
Just use a relay like your car headlamps.

I do agree with the total loss of night vision & jezz, I can't even keep a nav light lamp intact on a pole, so how that lot will survive - I guess probably not!
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I'd go for LED lamps . 5x halogen will suck the power from your battery faster then you'll like it !
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I'd go for LED lamps . 5x halogen will suck the power from your battery faster then you'll like it !
.....and you could have them in different colours.......flashing...........in sequence to the music.....................I'll get me coat
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