Good morning again,
The past few days we were anchored in a place without internet
(very refreshing sometimes!) but now weíre in Kioni, with Internet
, albeit a bit spotty.
Thank you all for your replies! We motored for a bit more than 2 hours to get here. The alternator was still smelling but charging.
Stu: the alternator output wiring was tested last week and was supposedly good.
DeepFrz: not sure how hot exactly. I could touch the alternator but in less than a second I had to pull my hand off.
This Friday Iíll be back in Lefkada. My brother is flying in that day and heís bringing an IR thermometer with him that I have ordered. So Iíll be able to come with better info re. temps.
Fuss: this is my feeling too...
GrowlyMonster: I do have master switches for my circuits. But they are behind a panel and I never switch them off. The batteries are being charged properly. I had a second electrician verify the work of the first and he didnít see any mistakes
. Shore power
charges the bank ok. Iím not sure about the solar
though. I have 2 flexible Solbian CP140 panels
and a Fox 320 20A charge controller. There are no errors on the charge controller. It seems my bank should see a bit higher voltage after a day in the sun where my panels
generate 16A around peak sun. This Friday I am having a Victron BMV installed so I should know more about how many amps are going into my bank.
rgleason: Iíll try to make a drawing this Friday together with the electrician as I do t trust myself to do it alone.
Jammer: the batteries were tested and giving a clean bill of health
. My batteries are rated at 800 CCA and all 4 were measured at 670 which I was told was normal for a 3 year old bank. I will double check both the battery temps and the wiring temps with the IR thermometer on Friday.
Parrothedd: will do as described above.
Cheechako: master switch looks ok.
Elie: engine compartment temp is pretty good. The fan seems to be doing a very good job at that.
Sojourn2: both alternators are mounted the same way.
Mike Banks: the wiring of the ignition switch was never changed and the first alternator that got fried worked perfectly yfor at least 5 years (when I boat
the boat). The new alternator has the regulator built in so wiring there should not be an issue.
Again, thank you all for thinking with me. Iíll post more findings after Friday when I have the Victron BMV installed and an IR thermometer to confirm temps.