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Old 06-02-2013, 12:45 PM   #21
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Please keep me posted on how you make out Kurt.

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Old 06-03-2013, 08:36 PM   #22
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Please keep me posted on how you make out Kurt.

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Will do Jukesy, based on my troubleshooting I am getting 14 volts on one side if isolator and 12 volts on the battery side. The isolator is not passing current, I have a new isolator on order and will post a note after I get the old isolator out on Friday.

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Old 06-04-2013, 06:30 AM   #23
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'I have a new isolator on order and will post a note after I get the old isolator out on Friday.'

Direct Replacement is fine , but what ever killed the unit should be found out first.

Perhaps it is simply age , but it should be worth a look.
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My apologies Kurt. I fell asleep on this one. Any success with the charging problems???


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I got the isolator replaced, it is still not working as I think it should.

I am pulling the starting battery to have it tested and to redo the connections there. More to follow

The good news is that the house batteries are charging, so I am not limited in my ability to use the boat. But I have an 8 day trip planned end of month, with some time on the hook, so I don't want to mess around.

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. But I have an 8 day trip planned end of month, with some time on the hook, so I don't want to mess around.

The onlt real way to keep track is with a gas gauge.

These are called SOC (state of charge ) meters and will run about $160 and up.

My favorite ,

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Problem Solved

I finally got to the root of the problem today, there is a terminal block just forward of the isolator which provides a ground for the entire charging system and the isolator.

There were several loose connections due to someone screwing large terminal connections onto small terminals and the connections were not proper. I redid the ground for the isolator and it is working great.

Many thanks for all the advice.
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