My boat was struck by lightening last September in Puerto Vallarta
while I was away traveling. Besides knocking out my Ray Marine electronics
hour meter (digital) on the engine electronics
, it also knocked out at least the Blue Sky MPPT
3024iL Controller for my two 180 Watt Kyocera panels
. The IPN-ProRemote seems to be working....... however it has only shown a "+0.04A" reading on the Battery
Volt/Amp page, even after I cleaned the panels
and on a sunny day.
Has anyone had any experience in dealing with what could be wrong? I'm guessing it might just be the 3024iL Controller.
The engine starts and performs as good as ever. Only the Engine Hour meter is blank. Again I'm guessing that I could just replace the Instrument/Start-Stop Panel.
Problem with all of this is finding qualified technicians to provide estimates to repair/replace the damage equipment
company can't find a surveyor
either to inspect the damage) I can't find a Solar
tech nor Yanmar Service
Rep to look at the Engine panel.
For the record
, I had disconnected the VHF antenna
from the radio
, and was not connected to shore power
. At least six other boats and the restaurant at end of the dock
got hammered. Several had engines that wouldn't start (electronic ignitions) as well as having their electronics knocked out.
Searching for answers.....