Panbo(at) gets more stable: Seakeeper 1 install in progress

Ben Stein

Ben Stein

Publisher of, passionate marine electronics enthusiast, 100-ton USCG master.

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  1. Kevin Bassett says:

    Hey Ben, thanks for keeping this updated. From my understanding, the Seakeeper (up until SK6 I believe) requires a 12v power supply which doesn’t really feel inline with more modern systems. Do you have an idea if they are going to be increasing their input voltage range beyond just 12v? Thanks!

    • Ben Stein Ben Stein says:


      I believe the Seakeeper 1, 2, 3, and 4 are all DC powered units. Indeed, as you mention, they are designed to run on 12 volts. The 1 is designed for boats 23-30 feet, the 2 for boats 30-36 feet, the 3 for boats 35-41 and the 4 for 38-44 foot boats. Many if not most of these boats will be powered by outboards. To date, with the exception of Mercury’s dual voltage alternator, nearly every outboard made has a 12-volt alternator. So, I think sticking with 12-volts makes sense for now. I do suspect that may change at some point in the future, but I also think that point is probably 3-5 years away at least.

      -Ben S.

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