Originally Posted by Agorist88
So I just bought a clipper marine
32 and have been working through some repairs
from a previous owner. I just replace the cable clamps on my batteries (3 out of 4 were loose) as the diesel
was having trouble starting, slow charging
etc. Anyway was running a generator with my shore power hookup and I tried to start the engine. I have now lost power and can't find any breaker tripped Or fuse blown. Please help.
Let me see if I understand this correctly.
1.You had trouble with slow charging and hard starting.
2. You replaced some (3 or 4) cable clamps on your batteries.
3. You tried to start the engine and lost all 12VDC power.
4. You can't find a blown fuse or tripped circuit breaker to explain the loss of all 12VDC power.
If the above is accurate or very close to the sequence of events
then I suggest you haven't replaced the cable clamps correctly OR there is a hidden fuse (circuit breaker) that needs finding OR both.
Did the DC lights etc work
after replacing the cable clamps but before starting the engine?
Do you have a multimeter or DVM etc and know how to use it.
Is there a 12 V meter on your electrical
or engine panel?
Most likely there is simple explanation but you will have to help us to help you.
If you have a suitable 12V DC meter, measure the battery
voltage at the battery terminals, measure again after the master switch (if fitted) and also at DC distribution panel (if fitted). Make all measurements with the DC lights turned ON and report back.