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Old 30-06-2016, 15:46   #31
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Re: New Boat - off to check the house battery bank.

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that panel isn't the one from your boat. they are different loads.
Yeah, that pic is a 12v panel, the one on this vessel is 24v.
Same same but different.
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Old 30-06-2016, 18:20   #32
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OK, laymans inspection yesterday indicates they are shot.
I flicked off shore power, turned some knobs at the board, turned on inverter down near the battery bank and the car stereo and led lights all worked but 240v was dead.
Not sure if there was another mystery switch I should have flicked somewhere, it wouldn't surprise me if there was.

Battery indicator in the switch-panel at the helm showed volts in the green, but amps barely registered. flicking between the 1,2,3 positions did nothing
Amps on the big switch panel below also registered nothing worth noting.
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you have no idea what you are doing... or how things work.

if the battery voltage is good. the inverter not turning on has nothing to do with the batteries.

the DC panel amp gauge is only going to show you amps used by the DC panel. and not what is coming off the battery. IE the inverter as well.

the AC current gauge is probably for shore power, and maybe gen. and likely won't do anything while running off inverter.
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Old 30-06-2016, 18:22   #33
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you have no idea what you are doing... or how things work.
And comment like that is of no help whatsoever

I admit, I dont know how this system works as I didnt make it.
I did know how the system worked on my last boat as I did make it.

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if the battery voltage is good. the inverter not turning on has nothing to do with the batteries.
I never said the inverter does not turn on.
It does, but the 240v fridge and other appliances did not work.
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the AC current gauge is probably for shore power, and maybe gen. and likely won't do anything while running off inverter.
I see you have about as much of an idea as to how this system works as I do.
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Re: New Boat - off to check the house battery bank.

Do you have the manuals for the charger (Victron Skylla) and the inverter (didn't see model info)?


How are the fridges connected? Hard wired? On their own breaker? Of plugged into an AC outlet (with a breaker)? Or...?


FWIW, given where you are, I'd have thought the nominal AC current (and appliances that use it) would be 230V... Looking at the DC panel pics, I'd guess all your built-in interior lights (cabin lights, and so forth) are either 12V or 24V DC.


The ammeters on your panel would likely only show (an approximation of) actual amps (for circuits those under jurisdiction of that panel) being used. If you don't have much of a load on, the ammeter needle will be nearer zero. Turn on a bunch of stuff (open a faucet, turn on all the lights, flush something, etc.) and you should see the needle rise...


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Do you have the manuals for the charger (Victron Skylla)
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and the inverter (didn't see model info)?
No
But it is painted in camo green and says its designed for military applications so it must be good right?


https://www.amazon.com/Power-Bright-.../dp/B000OS6UUM


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How are the fridges connected? Hard wired? On their own breaker? Of plugged into an AC outlet (with a breaker)? Or...?
Plugged into an AC outlet
There are 10 240v breakers in a panel underneath the main white panel that I showed earlier. At a guess, as they are unmarked, I would think there is 1 per powerpoint but I dont know this for certain yet.


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FWIW, given where you are, I'd have thought the nominal AC current (and appliances that use it) would be 230V... Looking at the DC panel pics, I'd guess all your built-in interior lights (cabin lights, and so forth) are either 12V or 24V DC.
Correct, we just say 240v, everything is rated 240v, says so on the label for the fridge for example.

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The ammeters on your panel would likely only show (an approximation of) actual amps (for circuits those under jurisdiction of that panel) being used. If you don't have much of a load on, the ammeter needle will be nearer zero. Turn on a bunch of stuff (open a faucet, turn on all the lights, flush something, etc.) and you should see the needle rise...
Owner is flying in next Wednesday and trying to get somone over to get the genset and the batts checked.
He seemed surprised the batt's were dead but we'll see what the story is when he arrives
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But it is painted in camo green and says its designed for military applications so it must be good right?

https://www.amazon.com/Power-Bright-.../dp/B000OS6UUM

If you go here Power Bright - 24 Volt Modified Sine Wave Power Inverters there's a link to download the manual.

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Re: New Boat - off to check the house battery bank.

Bought the boat
Have a sparky on board sorting a few things out
Inverter is dead. The lights come on but that is all
Batteries getting tested today

Looks like i'll be selling off the Victron 24v/60amp charger and going a combined unit around 4500w/100amp.
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Congrats on your new boat!
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Congrats on your new boat!
Thanks
2 weeks of 12 hour days for us and the splash booked for 12pm tomorrow.
2 hour trip to a secluded anchorage, sink in that 150lb manson supreme and sleeeep.

Shes had rot chopped from bulwarks
New paint on topsides and bottom
New anodes on hull
New anodes in main engine and genset
Rerouting of seastrainer
New 3000gph pumps x 3
New 4500w inv 120amp charge victron
New 220ah batts x 8
Modification of some electrical
260w solar panels x 9
Midnite classic 150 mppt
New Koden fishfinder and transducer
Anchor upgrade
ditched the stainless swivels in favour of tested galve shackles
some other stuff

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