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Old 13-09-2015, 19:04   #61
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The big black wire was a fat battery cable and it goes from battery number two, the starter battery and bolts into the side of my engine.

I don't know if this is random or not, but I have everything turned on again, and instead of the VHF shutting itself off when I push the talk button it dims the interior lights and then says low battery.
Great news now I am 100% sure that you are missing a heavy wire from -busbar to battery negative . Do a double check to make sure its not hidden somwhere and fallen off battery

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Re: Raymarine Ev tiller low battery alarm

And take those wing nuts off the batteries and replace with proper nuts and a washer.

Is the black cable to the engine the only cable at the engine connection or is there another large cable there? Is the connection at the engine clean and tight?
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Old 13-09-2015, 19:12   #63
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And take those wing nuts off the batteries and replace with proper nuts and a washer.
Great advice you cant get wing nuts tight enough unless you use pliers finger tight is not enough

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Re: Raymarine Ev tiller low battery alarm

I will put nuts and washers on instead of wing nuts right now.

I have this black cable pictured, let's see if it is long enough. Where can I attach it? The only place reasonable is the one two both switch.
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I will put nuts and washers on instead of wing nuts right now.

I have this black cable pictures, let's see if it is long enough. Where can I attach it? The only place reasonable is the one two both switch.
NO NO STOP.

In the photo of switch panel I thought the black wires were connected to a common bar if this is correct then connect to this common bar. If not then we need to find where all the wires are connected.
DO NOT CONNECT TO "BOTH " SWITCH as this will be a dead short = massive spark , poo in pants and maybye damage to batteries.
Be carefull not to short wires when doing this job.
You can disconnect 1 side of batteries to make it safe if you want but you probably need the light, so connect switch panel end first then battery end.
post a photo of where you are thinking of connecting if you want


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Ok, I haven't.
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After you get this going order some 12 volt electric books for boats and spend some time in study. You can figure this out. Through the years people have messed with this. Try to figure out what is positive and negative. Sometimes the color wont help. You need to folliw positive wire then negative wire. Things get hooked up an work or don't . Don't assume red is always hot. Sometimes thats the only color.

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I have that book by Nigel Calder. Boatowners' electrical and mechanical.
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NO NO STOP.

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Re: Raymarine Ev tiller low battery alarm

Its hard to tell from your picture but the connection to the big red cable on the battery on the left looks iffy to me. It almost looks like the cable is corroded. A couple more pictures with some closeups of the terminal areas might help.
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Re: Raymarine Ev tiller low battery alarm

Cable you have found looks perfect for the new main house negative wire

Oh well im off to the doctors

Cant wait to hear that its all sorted

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Re: Raymarine Ev tiller low battery alarm

And it is getting dark here. Thanks for the help. Mere is a better photo of the back, the common bar if that is what it is. Should I connect a black wire from it to the battery or not? What does this accomplish?
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I need a better photo of the bars on right side of the panel
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Here you go, it's the best I can do.
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I'm going to take a shower and get some food, but if you figure it out, I can work in the dark tonight hooking wires.
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