Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 28-01-2010, 15:35   #16
Nearly an old salt
 
goboatingnow's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 13,649
Images: 3
OP just a further thought, some Alpha regulator installations have either an ignition operated relay or a oil pressure operated relay to activate the alpha one. Is that working, something could be loose or faulty here and the regulator is droping in and out.
__________________

__________________
goboatingnow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28-01-2010, 18:12   #17
Registered User

Join Date: Mar 2008
Boat: Morgan, O.I. 33' Dutch Treat
Posts: 414
I had a problem that is like this and all it was I had to do was clean all contacts on the alternator. fixed everything.

So I agree it is a contact point or ground.


Dutch
__________________

__________________
johnar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2011, 18:44   #18
Registered User

Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 228
Re: Battery-Charging Regulator Problem? MasterVolt Problem?

RJV,
Did you solve your issue? I have the same symptoms (tachometer not showing RPM, alternator not charging), so I am curious what was wrong with yours...
__________________
BambooSailor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2011, 23:53   #19
Moderator
 
noelex 77's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Living on dirt waiting for our new yacht to be built.
Boat: Half built Bestevaer.
Posts: 10,618
Re: Battery-Charging Regulator Problem ? MasterVolt Problem ?

The bow thruster may have a system to prevent it running unless the main engine is on. If this is tied to the alternator output, the bow thruster will not work when the alternator is not functioning.
It may be worth disconnecting this protective system.
__________________

__________________
noelex 77 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
battery, regulator

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
380: Battery Charging: One or Two Engines ? Jerry Woodward Lagoon Catamarans 9 19-10-2012 04:53
Xantrex Link Pro Sailagain Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 52 19-11-2011 18:54
Question re: Genset Charging Own Battery Exile Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 6 28-09-2011 08:08
Battery Charging with Load Applied = Incorrectly Charged Batteries Fuss Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 11 31-08-2011 12:44
Killed Batteries ? Dockhead Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 31 27-08-2011 05:14



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:23.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.