The Daily Current Draw Calculator Calculation Sheet has intentionally been left unlocked in order that you may enter the current draw of each of the appliances on your boat, together with the daily periods that you have them turned on.
Current draw: The appliance amps currently entered on the sheet are notional. The most accurate way of establishing actual current draw on your boat is to turn off every source of current draw other than the one in question and refer to your battery monitor to see what current it is drawing. Otherwise refer to the manufacturer's data. It may be quoted in watts, which is volts x amps. Divide the wattage by voltage and you have the current draw.
Daily Use: Enter the hours of use for each of the appliances for when you are underway (day and/or night) and similarly for when you are at anchor. The yellow cells contain formulas which will calculate the amp-hours automatically.
The 'Total Requirement' will identify where you need the most battery juice - when you're underway or at anchor. Your house battery bank therefore needs to be sized based on that daily requirement.
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