The electrical system consists of:
- One Solbian SP23 AllinOne 23 watt solar panel with built-on controller, which charges one 9Ah 12V AGM lead battery.
- One Solbian SP52Q 52 watt solar panel, with external Genasun GVB-8 MPPT controller, which charges one 12 Ah 12V lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4) battery.
- An on-off-on toggle switch to select between batteries
- A fuse block to power the circuits listed below. There are also in-line fuses between each solar panel and its battery, and one in-line fuse between the lithium battery and the battery selector switch that goes to the fuse block.
- Two dual-USB charging ports, one of which has a voltmeter built in
- One 12V socket, cigarette lighter style
- One 360 GPH electric bilge pump with an on-off rocker switch in the cockpit (no float switch); it draws about 4 amps.
- One Lunasea LED masthead light, controlled by two switches: one for all-around white, one for tricolor, or if both switches are on, the light will strobe. Unfortunately for me, the all-around white has a photosensor that turns the light off when it’s daylight (it’s meant for sailboaters who forget to turn off their anchor light ’cause it’s so far away they don’t see it).