Like I said, new boat
, to me at least but still in the "due diligence" pre purchase
accepted subject to......
It has a hefty house battery
bank on board consisting of 6 x 200ah "Absorbed Power" brand 12v agm
Unfortunately or fortunately depending how you look at it she has been unloved for a few years and left on shore power
The bank is approx 10 years old so I am not expecting them to be that great but appearance wise, I though they were actually new batts so was a bit disappointed to hear they were not.
Tomorrow I plan on going back over to further investigate.
What steps should I take to see if she works without the plug attached?
Currently it has a large 2 door fridge freezer
with icemaker a smaller bar fridge and some internal LED lights
running on 240v and the owner assures me that the battery
bank copes or at least used to cope fine overnight on a 3500watt inverter
before firing up the genset in the morning.
I figure that should be enough load to get an indication if it works if I pull the plug
for an hour or two.
The tools I will have on hand are hands, eyes, ears and a multi-meter.
I will list the components and hopefully someone can put things in the right order for me as to how to go about it.
1) Outside cockpit
BH has the shore power
socket with on off switch - turn off and pull plug
2) Inside has the following panel. What switch should I flick it to?
I wont be starting the genset, so I guess leave it on inverter
Does the 0 reading imply the batts are dead?