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Peter Kennedy has been in  business since 1991 designing, installing and servicing marine electrical systems. The purpose of this blog is to offer support to both professional installers and  do-it-yourself boat owners who wish to undertake this work themselves.
Peter Kennedy has been in  business since 1991 designing, installing and servicing marine electrical systems. The purpose of this blog is to offer support to both professional installers and  do-it-yourself boat owners who wish to undertake this work themselves.

Demo electrical system layout with Victron 24 Volt MultiPlus inverter charger, solar panels and generator

Posted by Peter Kennedy on 2/15/2019 to System Integration
This post shows a wiring diagram prepared by Victron Energy showing in detail how some of their products connect together. I have annotated the drawing with notes and comments.

Please use Victron VE Bus cables to hook up Victron VE Bus equipment.

Posted by Peter Kennedy on 2/14/2019 to System Integration
Please use Victron VE Bus cables to hook up VE Bus equipment. Other brands may or may not work, its really not worth the hassle. Read more....

A comparison of Victron 24 volt Lithium Batteries

Posted by Peter Kennedy on 2/13/2019 to Batteries (Lithium Ion)
Its a bit confusing that there are three different types of Victron 24 volt Lithium batteries and this article attempts to explain the difference between them.

Frequently Asked Questions about Lithium Batteries

Posted by Peter Kennedy on 2/13/2019 to Batteries (Lithium Ion)
I spend so much of my time answering questions about Lithium Batteries that I decided to put some of the most common questions here for all to see. This is an ongoing project so check back again to see more. I apologize for the randomness of it but when I have enough written I will try to sort them by category

Ultimate Camper Electrical System

Posted by Peter Kennedy with Pat Davitt on 2/8/2019 to Camper Vans
This is a link to two detailed articles that appered in the online magazine Truck Camper Adventure. Written by PKYS customer Pat Davitt they detail the ultimate electrical system he constructed for his Truck Camper Rig. He went with a pair of 24 Volt Victron HE Lithium batteries to make a system that runs on 48 volts. The articles give detailed wiring diagrams and specifications as well as background on why he selected the items he did.

24 Volt Lithium Battery Layout

Posted by Peter Kennedy on 2/8/2019 to Batteries (Lithium Ion)
This is a sample labout prepared for a catamaran with a 24 volt electrical system.

How To Avoid Interference Between LED Lights and VHF Radios

Posted by Peter Kennedy with Imtra on 2/5/2019 to Lighting
The United States Coast Guard recently issued an alert regarding the potential for Electro Magnetic Interference between some LED lighting products and vital communication devices like VHF radios and Automatic Identification Systems.

Solar Panel on Sprinter Van

Posted by Peter Kennedy with KM on 2/1/2019 to Camper Vans
The panel is a Canadian Solar 300watt mono-Si PERC. The van is a Sprinter 170. The batteries are Victron Smart LiFePO4 200 Amp Hour Lithium Iron Phosphate. The Inverter is a Victron Multiplus