Yesterday is history.
Tomorrow is a mystery.
Today is a gift;
That's why it's called a present.
|Massive electric switches|
They are fitted with Hydrocaps to catalyze the hydrogen generated while charging back into pure water, greatly reducing the addition of distilled water, and keeping the interior safe from the hydrogen gas.
The electricity is routed through a knife switch array to allow changing the operating voltage from 60VDC for the drive motor to 12VDC for operating house loads (lights, fridge, pumps, etc.)
|Ray electric motor sitting above well|
|Ten large batteries in bilge|
Charging the bank is by a combination of solar panels, tow-behind generator and shore power through a Xantrex 100A inverter/charger.
This is probably too much info for those who don't care, not enough for those with a technical bent, but it is a short overview of the drive system.