. 24/220 1500w. Kohler 12kw gen.
Whole thing started with the inverter
going into overheat alarm
and shutting down. I blamed it on cold damp conditions in November on the east coast
. The boat, and I, prefer the warm weather
A technician diagnosed the problem as being caused by running the gen set while the inverter was on line. The inverter and the gen set both providing 220 to the system overloads the inverter. Does this make sense?
We have a remote
gen set start setup at the helm
station (very convenient) but it does not provide for taking the inverter offline. The inverter itself does not seem to provide this function. Seem like it would if this were really an issue.
What I have been instructed to do is to take the inverter offline and set switching selections to off. Manually start the gen set, then switch the selectors to gen set. Shutting down is the reverse of this process. This creates an 8 step process for starting and shutting down the gen set. Ending with the selector set back to inverter. All of this takes place down in the engine
compartment and it can be difficult and unsafe to access this while offshore
So here are the questions for my electrically astute friends out there.
Does running the gen with the inverter on line overload it?
Do you need to take the load off the gen set before shutting it down?
Any help would be appreciated.
Regards and fair winds,