Hello, new boat owner (and learning
a lot) but have a first real issue with electrical
and just looking for advice on the best way forward and most likely causes.
ARS II, not sure on the alternator
(see photo). Simple 3 battery
Symptom: Start engine
, idles for 30-40 seconds and regular kicks the alternator
in, loads for 3-5 seconds, battery
voltage spikes, regular kicks off line. Repeats every 30-40 seconds. No LEDs light up on the ARS II at any time. I am at the dock
and the batteries are basically "charged" ... the overall kicking off/on is not subtle, the engine
RPMs drop pretty drastically but doesn't approach stalling.
: I recently changed the belt, size matched previous, no belt squeal though I tensioned more and less with no change in behavior overall as part of seasonal maintenance
Thoughts? What additional information should I be looking at to help find the root cause? I know know if I saw LEDs on the regular in the past .... something I wish I had paid attention to previously.
Thanks in advance for any of your thoughts!