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Old 30-11-2016, 03:28   #16
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Why no ARC 2016 this year? Missing your commentaries.

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Old 30-11-2016, 09:32   #17
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Hi Lucia Owners,

Just wondering if any of you are experiencing intermittent charging issues with your USB outlets installed in all cabins.

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Hi Letsdance

On our Leoa not one of them works.
Will correct them next season.

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Old 30-11-2016, 10:08   #18
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None of my USB plugs work on our boat either.

I check the voltage to the USB plugs and see 4.9 Volts, which is in the USB Voltage Range 5V +0.25, −0.60 V

I will turn up the voltage a bit to 5.25 volts to see if they start working. Their is a a little white adjustment screw on the 12V to 5V converter that may have to be adjusted higher.

The power comes from a 12 Volt DC to DC converter to 5 Volts. I believe the model is a MeanWell SD-25A-5

On Our Helia 44 Evo, the 12V to 5V converter is behind the Chartplotter at the Nav. Station.

I have not turned the voltage up yet, as I was just doing the research today and then seen this CF post.

As you guys know, I dig into this stuff pretty deep to understand what is happening.
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Old 30-11-2016, 14:48   #19
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Hi Pollux. I have been off the forum for a few days and missed your post. I am interested to hearthstone there is a Lucia in the ARC. Sinuous have any update?
I found the Lucia to be quicker than I had feared given the displacement.
Quite pleased with the performance as a cruiser.
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Old 30-11-2016, 15:12   #20
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None of my USB plugs work on our boat either.

I check the voltage to the USB plugs and see 4.9 Volts, which is in the USB Voltage Range 5V +0.25, −0.60 V

I will turn up the voltage a bit to 5.25 volts to see if they start working. Their is a a little white adjustment screw on the 12V to 5V converter that may have to be adjusted higher.

The power comes from a 12 Volt DC to DC converter to 5 Volts. I believe the model is a MeanWell SD-25A-5

On Our Helia 44 Evo, the 12V to 5V converter is behind the Chartplotter at the Nav. Station.

I have not turned the voltage up yet, as I was just doing the research today and then seen this CF post.

As you guys know, I dig into this stuff pretty deep to understand what is happening.
On the usb receptacle, put a jumper between #2 & 3. No need to raise the voltage.
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Old 30-11-2016, 15:13   #21
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Hi Muriel and Phillipe
We have found there is plenty of storage. What we did was fit shelves to many of the cupboards and created a "bin" at the base of each of the cupboards that tapering with the hull.
The biggest issue is that if you get the foredeck cushions they are huge and take up a lot of space.
We did not get AC or Genset so have that space available as well.
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On the usb receptacle, put a jumper between #2 & 3. No need to raise the voltage.
OK, I will try a jumper between Pin 2 & 3 first to see if that fix's them.

Pin 2 & 3 are for DATA, Seems strange that would fix it since their is no data.

Pin 1 should be +5 volts
Pin 4 is -Ground
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OK, I will try a jumper between Pin 2 & 3 first to see if that fix's them.

Pin 2 & 3 are for DATA, Seems strange that would fix it since their is no data.

Pin 1 should be +5 volts
Pin 4 is -Ground
I can't explain why, just found the fix and it worked so stopped searching.
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I can't explain why, just found the fix and it worked so stopped searching.
Yes, but you lead us to the answer. Your AWESOME.

The Dirty Truth about USB device Charging

The Dirty Truth about USB device Charging Things Learned Along the Way
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Old 30-11-2016, 18:48   #25
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Yes, but you lead us to the answer. Your AWESOME.

The Dirty Truth about USB device Charging

The Dirty Truth about USB device Charging Things Learned Along the Way
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Interesting! So it's a device issue. The sad part of the story is why the heck FP (Pochon) doesn't put the jumper on during installation! They obviously use a generic USB socket and knowing that it's for charging only, they should put the jumper in. So every FP boat delivered has the same problem!
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Just arrived home from La Rochelle last week visiting the FP factory and Lucia production line. Expecting our delivery mid 2017. -Paul&Traci
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Congrats, I am sure the time will fly by. For delivery in the US or are you picking her up in Europe?
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Delivery to Fort Lauderdale USA by crew. We'd love to sail it over ourselves but we just won't be able to get the time off to do it right. We will be there when they splash and participate in FP's training course.
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Escape Plan is to be handed over by months end. We are hull 51. When we move aboard, I'll have some pics for y'all..
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Escape Plan is to be handed over by months end. We are hull 51. When we move aboard, I'll have some pics for y'all..
Congratulation on your new FP Lucia 40. Was she shipped over?
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