Recently on a 5 day trip my chartplotter
and autopilot lost
power twice. Both times it was so short that the chartplotter
restarted on it's own.
These units are powered off my main DC panel, but each has a its' own breaker. Both times I know the batteries
were at least 85% charged. I had the refrigator, radio
, instructments on and the amp draw was around 7 amps. I also know that the second time (and probably the first time) that the boat
was balanced and there was only a few degrees of rudder
so the AP wasn't working too hard.
The only thing I can think of in common is the power feed to the main DC panel and will check all that wiring
tomorrow. But wondered if others have seen this type of problem and whether there is some other thing I should check at the same time.
jobless, houseless, clueless, living on a boat and cruising around somewhere