Chicory's New 1890 Amp/Hour Battery Bank
The support frame for the nine, 4-D batteries needed to hold them in place but allow air to be circulated for cooling and ventilation. I wanted the frame to assemble and disassemble easily to facilitate battery replacement and transport to the boat. The only thing holding the frame together is the weight of the batteries.
The frame completed and ready to go to the boat.
This picture shows how the platforms fit in the space. Notice large ventilation spaces at the front and back.
The frame in place ready to accept the batteries.
The frame with all nine, 4-D batteries in place.
The batteries wired as three banks of three with positive and ground on opposite sides of the bank. The batteries are held in place by 12 threaded rods, through-bolted to the engine room bulk-head. The batteries can not move in any direction.
The three 0000 cables at the bottom of this photo are each from the three banks of three batteries. Each is protected by a 350 amp T fuse. There is a 3" 150 CFM fan that pulls fresh air from the engine room, to cool and ventilate the batteries and cabinet, both of which are sealed from the living space.
7 - 7
Site Sponsored by