Thanks for the responses guys - I didn't want to get into the specifics of the wiring
, but since Coot mentioned it...
Coot - I have a very very simillar arrangement - I actually have a dual AC breaker set. Side one is the shore or GenSet (Ship/Shore Switch), Side two is the inverter (Ship of a separate Ship/Shore Switch). Both sides go to a Control Breaker for the individual circuit breakers below. On Side one, (normally used side), the individual breakers go to Portside Outlets, Starboard Outlets, Refrigerator
, Microwave, and one for the Batt Charger side of the Heart 2500.
With side two, I wired ONLY those breakers I would need to the side one switches. When I get under way and disconnect my AC cord, I always shut off ALL switches on Side a and put the Ship/shore switch to off. So, previously, when I used the inverter, I would turn on the side b side switches and it would be fine. This time, I didn't leave the slip and didn't shut off all the 'a' side switches. when I turned on the b side, it fed back through the individual swith, to the enable switch, and down to the batt charger switch and to the batt charger.
Whewwww... long winded ... sorry.
The Batt charger portion seems to be okay.
As a past ET, I'm fairly competent in using a VOM, and I had checked ALL outlets when I first got the boat for AC readings at all outlets (to ensure no bad or high resistant wires), so while I would expect some difference in readings because of waveform differences, I would not expect that drastic of a change. And, last time I used the inverter, I remember that the readings were between 110 and 120 VAC. (I also have a meter on the panel that alerted me to check with the VOM). But - with that said, there is no reason not to double check that Kapena ... better to check twice than to be an idiot twice!!
As to repair, that is the option. The circuit boards are fairly accessable, and it will probably be pretty obvious (tuned for max smoke?
). I figure a reference diode or resister. The trick will be if I have the schematic and parts
list to get replacement components.
Thanks again guys!