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Brownies Yacht Pro 35?

Discussion in 'Compressors, Boosters and Blending Systems' started by Chris H, Aug 12, 2019.

  1. Chris H

    Chris H Barracuda

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    Does anyone have any experience with the Brownies Yacht Pro compressors? I have a Kidde 4.2cfm right now, but I have an opportunity to get a Yacht Pro 35. It appears that the VFD on the Brownies takes 1 or 3 phase and it has a 3 phase motor on it. At this point, it may be more serviceable than my Kidde, but it may have too many bells and whistles on it for my needs. I don't have a Yacht, I'd be using it at home.
     
  2. tbone1004

    tbone1004 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    VFD's almost always put out 3-phase power. Motors are more reliable and much more efficient on 3-phase than on 1-phase. VFD's can accept single or 3-phase input if they are sized appropriately *typically 2x the motor rating if using 1p input, i.e. a 5hp motor would use a 10hp vfd*.

    After that it looks like it has auto on/off which is super easy to add to any compressor and essentially required if you want to walk away from it while filling. A lot of people hack it and use an OPV set to the fill pressure but that's a true hack-job
    Has an auto-drain which is a $300 part from Jorc and is just a high pressure solenoid valve. Easy enough to remove if you don't want it for whatever reason since it's a stupid simple mechanism
     
  3. rcontrera

    rcontrera Dive Equipment Manufacturer

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    The Yacht Pro is a nice package. However, it is just a Junior II with a bunch of options installed. If you have your heart set on buying a new compressor and your Kidde just isn't cutting it anymore, make a list of what you want in a system and see what the various manufacturers/distributors can do for you. There are LOTS of people that repackage like Brownie does.
     

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