Hello knowledgeable boaters.
I experienced the following problem on my recently acquired sailboat & I am puzzled how it could have happened.
I have a Freedom 20 (120V) charger/inverter for my deep cycle batteries. The charger
is also hooked up to a 240V to 110v step down transformer. Whilst attempting to charge my batteries with a Honda
EU 20i (240v/8.33 amps) generator
my inverter/charger experienced a " backfeed" & shut down. I have not been able to reset the unit, so I will be removing the charger
with a view to having it repaired, assuming it is a sensible option.
What puzzles me is that a few weeks ago the system worked well when plugged into shore power
at the Marina for almost five days. I live in Australia
, hence the 240v power supply & the need for a step down transformer. To clarify matters the AC power goes to the transformer first & then to the inverter/charger. Has anyone experienced this or a similar problem?