Originally Posted by skipmac
Are you sure the inverter/charger is fried? What brand/model is it? Some of them have reset buttons, fuses
and such that aren't obvious.
I'm not sure at all actually. The only thing I can definitely say is that it was the link in the chain preventing AC from getting to the panel and the boat and that the batteries are completely dead.
Now I'm trying to figure out why the batteries are dead and why the inverter
(which I thought would provide separation between the batteries and AC unless it was turned on) broke the circuit between the shore power
and the panel.
I don't know if the inverter
was accidentally switched on when I left the boat 3 weeks ago (I'm 99.9% sure it was not) or something caused it to power on.
Or perhaps one of the batteries died and drug down the other three. Or perhaps there was enough water
in the bilge
that the bilge pump
ran long enough to drain the batteries. In both of these cases I don't understand why the AC wouldn't work if the inverter is supposed to provide separation of those circuits except when in use.
The inverter seems to be the common point of both failures.
It is a Trace inverter. Not sure of the model. I can't get to that info at the moment.