YOUR GUIDE TO A MASTERVOLT SYSTEM
Factors to consider
Is there enough room for system components?
Desired 230 V devices and 12, 24 or 48 V
What kind of equipment will be used and for
What is the total consumption in watts?
Does everything have to be able to function
simultaneously? Do you use equipment that
requires a power surge when starting up, like
a refrigerator or airconditioning?
12, 24 or 48 V DC and/ or 230 V AC?
Or perhaps 120 V/60 Hz?
Availability of grid power:
Is there a frequent opportunity to connect to the
grid? Do you have equipment that requires an
uninterrupted power supply?
This knowledge will allow you to make an
inventory of all the DC and AC equipment
required, and the necessary capacity. Again,
Mastervolt is happy to assist you with advice.
Is a generator required?
A generator is usually the simplest way to ensure an
independent power supply – but sometimes there are more
efficient solutions. How about a combination of batteries
connected to an inverter, which convert DC voltage to 230
volts? Or a solar energy system for charging the battery?
These solutions make the power system more comfortable
and are also more environmentally friendly – after all, they do
not require a continuously running diesel engine. And even if
a generator does turn out to be necessary, you can still rely
on Mastervolt because our systems are fully compatible with
all mainstream generators.
A complete system saves time
There are also economic benefits to buying a complete,
well-coordinated system, as builders, installers and end users
can all confirm. The selection of components, the purchasing
process, installation and documentation are much less time
consuming for a complete system. And because everything
is cleverly thought out, you will be choosing a tailor-made
solution that perfectly suits your needs and requirements.
As our various system examples and references make
clear, the possibilities are endless: from a simple
setup to one of the supercritical systems developed by
Mastervolt for the vessels participating in the Volvo
Ocean Race 2017-18.