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And here is the timing issue…

Posted on Mon 26 September 2011 in Systems - Electrical, Systems - Engine

I figured out why the ACR didn’t flip to combined in time… right out of the documentation:

Blue Sea Systems CL-Series BatteryLink ACR PN7600 Owner’s Manuual

Internal time delay prevents relay action for transient conditions, voltage must\ be within range for approximately one minute to cause closure …


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Overcharging Problems

Posted on Mon 26 September 2011 in Systems - Electrical, Systems - Engine

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Not sure most of you will want to read this, but to my fellow boaters here goes…

When we had the engine out of the boat to replace the fuel tank we also decided to upgrade our alternator from a 65Amp model to a 100Amp model …


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Battery and Alternator Upgrade

Posted on Tue 20 September 2011 in Systems - Electrical, Systems - Engine

We’ve hinted at bits and pieces of this along the way, but I wanted to write up a more formal review of the changes we made this week while we had the engine out to replace the fuel tank.

Our original battery system was 2 banks of 4 and …


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