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    If you decided to go with a 24 volt solar/battery system, you should still purchase a regulated power supply to supply the current for your medical device. Although the system is 24 volts, the actual voltage can/will vary considerably. When the batteries are partially discharged, you may only be getting 22.5 volts and when the batteries are being charged by the panels the voltage may reach 26 volts or even higher. The regulated power supply will take those different voltages and continue to output a clean 24 current regardless of the voltage of the batteries.

    I use a desktop computer on the boat as opposed to a laptop. They now make 12 volt regulated power supplies for desktop computers, available for car computers, and those power supplies ensure my computer always sees clean 12 volt power.

    Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity.

    by reflectionsv37 on Sat Dec 15, 2012 at 07:25:48 PM PST

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