Which is the ideal fresh water capacity?
The ideal watermaker should provide the daily fresh water demand of the boat in about 3-4 working hours. On his turn, the daily fresh water demand is based on the number of people onboard and the type of boat. The typical fresh water demand in a sailing boat if about 30-40 lit/day, whereas it is 50 -60 lit/h in a power boat or catamaran. For instance in a sailing boat with a crew of 5 people the estimated daily fresh water demand is 150-200 lit. The ideal watermaker capacity is 50-60 lit/h then.
Which power supply to choose?
All Schenker watermakers are fitted with an Energy Recovery System, and then the electric consumption is very low, either for DC or AC systems. The smaller units, for instance 30 and 50 lit/h are available DC only . The power required is so low that has no sense to consider an AC power. For bigger systems, from 60 to 150 lit/h, are available both DC and AC power supply. If the boat is not fitted with a generator, the choice will be DC, of course. In case a generator is available but used rarely , the DC will be the better choice as well, whereas AC is recommended in case the generator is used extensively. Even for AC system, the low consumption is great advantage as it allow to reduce the size or the load of the generator.
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