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, relay will open
when overvoltage is detected for approximately 15 seconds.
The regulator definitely went from an acceptable charging voltage to an overvoltage situation in less than a minute.
(CLICK GRAPHIC TO ENLARGE) 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 … Continue reading →
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 … Continue reading →
We’re still in Charleston. Still trying to get all systems back online. The main part of the project removing the engine and putting in a new fuel tank are completed. Friday we along with Kyle from Tarheel Aluminum Fabrication lowered … Continue reading →
When we were still on the dock at Shilshole we’d get asked all the time “when you going to be done?” And I’d always say, “never!” Well, in that spirit you should know that we’re not done yet! Today I … Continue reading →
While at the Seattle Boat Show Dr. LED was showing some new under-cabinet LED lights. They have two models, one with white high & low and one with white & red LEDs. I bought one of the later and with … Continue reading →
I refer to Don Casey’s Sailboat Electronics Simplified, every time I have a pair of wire cutters or crimpers in my hand. It’s an awesome reference guide. I have a copy on the boat, one at home and now you … Continue reading →
I’ve mostly been working on the rigging lately, but tonight I’m thinking about the NEMA 2000 powertap installation. The Maretron powertap looks like a normal NMEA 2000 T but it has MIDMicro cord coming out of T which you wire … Continue reading →
More checks from the 4thof July 3 day weekend: Dr LED Kevin spreader lights wired and functional. They need to be aimed to point at the proper deck area still. Cleaned up a lot of stuff. There has been a … Continue reading →
Before – just a bunch of holes and messenger lines for pulling wires. After Notice the tangs for the main loweres, spreaders and the new foredecksteaming light. That wire sticking out is the feedline for the new spreader lights. … Continue reading →