Sunday, 14 August 2011

Need to do some work on the boat plus electricity Q

.......but I am far too lazy. I may have to have lunch first to give me some energy.

The batteries are at 55% on the Smartgauge so we need to run the engine for some time today. Out batteries give 10% increase for every hour this was the same with the old batteries as it is with the new set. One thing I noticed when they were really low the Smartgauge was in showing about 13.3 volts going in when the % charge was in the 20-30% range. As the % went up so did the voltage going in. I'm sure this is correct and there is a 'law' that dictates this, just wanted to know it was correct.

Also the adverc green light was on which I'm still unsure what it represents, as the batteries got more charge the green light went off??

Anyway back to being lazy.........


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Brian and Diana on NB Harnser said...

I think the green light is the "over voltage" light to show that the voltage from the alternator is at to high a voltage.
If this happens early on in the charge cycle it could be due to a bad contact in your charging circuit

Nev Wells said...


Thanks for the advice, it makes sense as last time the RCR engineer serviced the engine he commented that some of the connections needed to be remade. Ad day with the crimpers in the engine hole is on the cards me thinks !!