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Hpmc3
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Sat May 19, 2018 8:53 am

Hello All
I recently purchased a 2005 Albin 35TE and am looking for electrical Schematics for it. Unfortunately the factory manuals didn't come with the boat.
I want to add a battery for my bow thruster as recomended by the manufacturer. Whats happening is when using he thruster my electronics drop out. I think adding a new power source will solve the issue.
Has anyone else had this problem?
I've removed the Vetus motor and had it rebuilt so I know the problem is not there.

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Sat May 19, 2018 10:08 am

Mine did the same thing and I just now, after starting, leave the battery switch in both and it minimizes the issue. The problem for me was space and type of battery. Where the thruster is a maint free AGM was what I would use to prevent battery gas in the forward bilge. In some of our govt work we have to install hydrogen gas detectors in battery rooms so we can keep the levels low to prevent explosions. Up under my dinette I really do not have proper ventilation to put most batteries up there much less the space. You could add one by the other batteries and do a isolation with a charger but that would be custom and the factory diagram won't help much. The main wire for the thruster leaves the battery switch and goes forward. This is where you would put the new battery feed.
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Sat May 19, 2018 11:57 am

a DC power conditioner like the Newmar Nav Pac would solve your issue
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Wed May 23, 2018 4:42 pm

I had the same problem and solved it by rewiring the thruster to the engine battery.
When using the thruster the engine /alternator is running and providing the amps.
The house battery alone can't provide the volts ,usually over 9.5 while the thruster is
drawing the high current.
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Wed May 30, 2018 9:58 pm

This is my next project to solve. Temporary fix is I turn off my electronics when I use my thruster since I'm usually docking when I use it. Really don't need to use it 90% of the time. At night the issue is it dims my running lights as I dock.
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