My boat came with an 2KW Inverter
and a monitor
, as well as a Balmar
The house batteries are 4 6V AGM's and a starting 12v battery
. The battery
switch is 1, off and all.
The owner replaced one 6v AGM
battery and all the terminals before I took delivery
, as the pole on one had melted/corroded off one terminal and it appeared the batteries were leaking. A mechanic
apparently load tested the batteries and all were okay including the one replaced, but because of the terminal the system was not charging
has a charge setting and an Inverter
(Idle) setting. If I leave it in charge, it never seems to stop charging
. Should this not intelligently stop charging to avoid overcharge?
Also, if I switch to Idle, the voltage on both banks goes down quickly and stops at 12.25-12.4v. Is that normal?
I'm thinking I should just replace all batteries immediately, and if I do that, I'm not sure if I should just add 3 more 6v AGMs or switch to 2 of the bigger AGM
or Gel Cell batteries and then reset the monitoring system. Also, the inverter is quite far away and stored under the salon
settee. I'm thinking it should be relocated to under the cockpit
and the cables
shortened as much as possible to avoid potential fire issues and open up some storage
area that's wasted there in that mess of wires and connections. Advice?