BLUETTI Power Station AC200MAX in engine compartmentt

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  1. Grateful Escape

    Grateful Escape New Member

    11
    Aug 29, 2017
    Sundancer 260 2006
    350 Mercruiser MAG w/Bravo III Drive
    Question:
    Is it safe to install and use the following Battery Bank in the engine compartment of our SD260 (gasoline engine):
    BLUETTI Portable Power Station AC200MAX, 2048Wh LiFePO4 Battery Backup
    I can't find anything that indicates that it's ignition protected, alternative is to install it in the rear berth that we currently use for storage. I removed my Kohler generator, finally! I'm planning to wire in place of my generator. No need to comment on the utility of this vs. generator. I have already tested it via my shore hook-up and (for us) it was perfect for 2 nights 'on the hook.'
    Thanks all!
     
  2. ttmott

    ttmott PhD in OCD TECHNICAL Contributor GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 3, 2012
    Space Coast Florida
    2006 52 Sedan Bridge
    Cummins QSM11
    Not in the engine room or bilge of a gasoline powered vessel. Rear birth is acceptable or maybe under one of the couches.
     
  3. Grateful Escape

    Grateful Escape New Member

    11
    Aug 29, 2017
    Sundancer 260 2006
    350 Mercruiser MAG w/Bravo III Drive
    My thoughts as well but can you point me to an answer somewhere on the web, other than your input. Is this your opinion or have you ever sent this anywhere. I have been searching for 2 days and haven’t found it address literally anywhere!
     
  4. ttmott

    ttmott PhD in OCD TECHNICAL Contributor GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 3, 2012
    Space Coast Florida
    2006 52 Sedan Bridge
    Cummins QSM11
    Definition (ignition protection) - ABYC E-11.4.15
    Requirement - ABYC E-11.5.1.3
     
    Last edited: Jul 1, 2022
  5. dtfeld

    dtfeld Water Contrails GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 5, 2016
    Milton, GA
    410 Sundancer
    2001
    12" Axiom and 9" Axiom+ MFD
    Cat 3126 V-Drives
    Unless it is specified ABYC compliant, it isn’t. Unit has no electrical listing that I could find on their website (ABYC, UL cUL CSA). Unit doesn’t belong in the engine compartment of a gas boat. Rear birth is fine.

    Looks like a nice unit though. Certainly enough power to run the coffee pot or Microwave.

    Are you planning to charge it with solar? If there is any charging data, post it up. I’d like to see what kind of real world performance you get.
     
  6. Grateful Escape

    Grateful Escape New Member

    11
    Aug 29, 2017
    Sundancer 260 2006
    350 Mercruiser MAG w/Bravo III Drive
    At this stage I'm planning to charge off my alternator when running and Shore Power when in a slip. I keep my boat in our slip April-October (Annapolis, MD.) We are very fortunate to have a boat slip in our community. With respect to solar charging, I designed a solid custom hardtop that will incorporate solar panels; it will be relatively lightweight (possibly carbon fiber) and will attach to the SD260 Spoiler. I designed it to look like the hardtop of the 350. To be clear, this is just in the design phase (on paper); I'll ultimately need to find someone to construct it, as well as the project funds... i.e., not a high priority project on my current 'to do list.'
     

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