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Forum: Meets & Greets 25-07-2011, 16:48
Replies: 3
Views: 742
Posted By adrac
Oops, Didn't See Meets and Greets

Hi everybody, I recently found this forum on my quest for answers to a dysfunctional battery charger... (see beating dead horse topic Xantrex charger doesn't work).. I then saw other topics that I...
Forum: The Sailor's Confessional 25-07-2011, 16:03
Replies: 73
Views: 8,023
Posted By adrac
Re: What's Your Demon ?

Hello, New guy here....Anchor dragging (boat, wife, and myself ended up on a beautiful sandy beach once after the lee side of an island became windward). Definitely Crossing foggy shipping lanes, if...
Forum: Our Community 25-07-2011, 11:17
Replies: 36
Views: 8,131
Posted By adrac
Re: Two Sailors Lose Their Lives in Chicago to Mackinac Island Race

A link to song if anyone cares to listen...‪The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald‬‏ - YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgI8bta-7aw)
Forum: Our Community 25-07-2011, 10:09
Replies: 36
Views: 8,131
Posted By adrac
Re: Two Sailors Lose Their Lives in Chicago to Mackinac Island Race

Seeing as how I sail on the Great Lakes and have been caught out in several storms heres my 2 cents on this horrible tragedy,

#1 Storm systems come up fast and travel at speeds faster than most...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 17-07-2011, 22:46
Replies: 11
Views: 1,783
Posted By adrac
Re: Xantrex Chargers Poll

considering the new Xantrex gen III 40 amp charger only overheats putting out less than 5 amps on float mode and the only reason I knew mine was screwed up was because of the remote panel I...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 15-07-2011, 12:43
Replies: 188
Views: 31,906
Posted By adrac
Re: Xantrex Battery Charger Overheating - Frigoboat Fridge

Sailorman, yes and it still does not work imo its not a matter of putting out to much amperage its a matter of putting out to little which still causes the charger to heat up but because of minimal...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 15-07-2011, 10:38
Replies: 188
Views: 31,906
Posted By adrac
Re: Xantrex Battery Charger Overheating - Frigoboat Fridge

This will be my last post on this modern marvel of engineering.

My observations (on my own Unit) indicate that the charger only overheats putting out minimal amperage in float mode You really...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 11-07-2011, 07:16
Replies: 188
Views: 31,906
Posted By adrac
Re: Xantrex Battery Charger Overheating - Frigoboat Fridge

If any one cares before I dump this whole unit, I tested it in several different modes.... Yes the charger gets quite warm putting out minimal aperage in float mode (20% or less of its output...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 08-07-2011, 21:03
Replies: 188
Views: 31,906
Posted By adrac
Re: Xantrex Battery Charger Overheating - Frigoboat Fridge

Well my curiosity got me back to my boat, it doesnt matter if the refer is on or not after putting out 30-40% of its capacity the temp warning comes on because the fan refuses to kick on when you are...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 08-07-2011, 18:09
Replies: 188
Views: 31,906
Posted By adrac
Re: Xantrex Battery Charger Overheating - Frigoboat Fridge

In any case Im starting to miss my old raritan converter
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 08-07-2011, 17:53
Replies: 188
Views: 31,906
Posted By adrac
Re: Xantrex Battery Charger Overheating - Frigoboat Fridge

Honestly if I didn't have almost 400 invested plus my labor I would, not to mention a nice hole in my panel for the remote. I cant believe a company would sell such a piece of junk..... I would be...
Forum: Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 08-07-2011, 15:37
Replies: 188
Views: 31,906
Posted By adrac
Re: Xantrex Battery Charger Overheating - Frigoboat Fridge

Hi Im new to forum I found this topic on a google search....Same exact problem second Xantrex 40 amp charger both were brand new.... Have Adler Barbour cold-plate refer... I just run the refer and...
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