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Old 30-07-2016, 18:18   #16
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Re: Does My Generator Charge Stating Batteries?

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Generators on a boat often do not charge the starting battery. Usually, it is a sign of a bad starting battery, because the engine and battery do not supply house loads, and the battery stays charged by the alternator on the engine. Time for jumper cables, and a new starting battery.
I own a L400 with factory fitted gen set I thought the gen set supplied power to the on board battery charger thus charging the house and starter battery's, can anybody offer a firm opinion on this? In the meantime I'll try and check with the Lagoon folk here at the Sydney Boat Show today.
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Old 30-07-2016, 19:40   #17
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Re: Does My Generator Charge Stating Batteries?

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I own a L400 with factory fitted gen set I thought the gen set supplied power to the on board battery charger thus charging the house and starter battery's, can anybody offer a firm opinion on this? In the meantime I'll try and check with the Lagoon folk here at the Sydney Boat Show today.

Thanks, I appreciate your help.

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Old 30-07-2016, 20:06   #18
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Re: Does My Generator Charge Stating Batteries?

You can but a portable jump starter. When I moved to a mooring I found the battery would run down and not start the engine. I bought a jump starter at Walmart for under $100 for a quick fix. Also working on adding solar.
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