How to prevent power fluctuation

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How to prevent power fluctuation

Postby 0Magolor0 » Sat Jul 07, 2018 6:00 pm

Hello,

I'm pretty new to creating custom subs and I would like to ask for some help regarding (as the titile says) power fluctuation.
I've created two subs for singleplayer use, both of them having the same problem: As soon as the sub starts moving the power starts jumping between a grid load of 1700 and 4300, therefore overloading the junction boxes and the lights constantly flickering. I'm quite certain that the problem comes from the engine and/or the ballast pumps and I've tried different ways to prevent it from happening but had no success. I would be very thankful with any tips you can offer me regarding this.
I might have to upload the sub here to show how I wired everything but unfortunately I don't know how to do that.

I'm thanking everyone in advance for taking the time to help me.

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Re: How to prevent power fluctuation

Postby BlueTheKing » Sat Jul 07, 2018 7:05 pm

Having batteries connected to the grid would help a lot, don't forget to set them to charge.

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Re: How to prevent power fluctuation

Postby 0Magolor0 » Sat Jul 07, 2018 7:11 pm

First of all thank you for replying so fast.
I have 2 batteries hooked up to the grid on 30% recharge rate but it didnt seem to help. Are two not enough or is the recharge rate too low?

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Re: How to prevent power fluctuation

Postby chikoeduardo » Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:03 pm

The link below has tips for sub building. There's one that explains a way to partially separate the engine from the main grid. That will help a lot with that issue.

viewtopic.php?f=18&t=7539#p116981

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Re: How to prevent power fluctuation

Postby 0Magolor0 » Mon Jul 09, 2018 4:05 pm

Thanks a lot. I'm going to try that.


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