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01-21-2021, 06:09 PM
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Posted By jwelk

Here is an updated print. I couldn't find the...

Here is an updated print. I couldn't find the Ford unit nor the GM or Mercedes either for that matter.
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01-21-2021, 05:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 369
Posted By jwelk

You will need a suitably sized SPST golf cart...

You will need a suitably sized SPST golf cart relay, DPST toggle switch, and suitable lugs. The switch controls whether the relay is in "charge or troll" mode....
01-20-2021, 03:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 369
Posted By jwelk

Yes: I'm in the middle of a project. I'll get it...

Yes: I'm in the middle of a project. I'll get it done tonight or late tomorrow afternoon
01-20-2021, 02:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 369
Posted By jwelk

I installed the 2 bank version of this charger on...

I installed the 2 bank version of this charger on a sailboat three years ago. It has one starting battery and eight 6 volt batteries in a series/parallel configuration. The issue is not that the...
01-20-2021, 01:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 894
Posted By jwelk

Seems most folks are not interested in what is...

Seems most folks are not interested in what is best, but what they can justify.
01-19-2021, 07:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 559
Posted By jwelk

A buss bar is nice, and has some advantages but a...

A buss bar is nice, and has some advantages but a large bronze/brass bolt will also work if space is critical.
You may be able to find bronze "star" washers of a suitable size. I prefer the star...
01-19-2021, 07:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 389
Posted By jwelk

You can purchase 24 to 12 volt converters in...

You can purchase 24 to 12 volt converters in various sizes. I would go this route. If you opt for a really cheap one, buy two so you will have a spare if needed. If it is going to mounted near the...
01-14-2021, 12:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 418
Posted By jwelk

What exactly do you mean by "inverter plug"? ...

What exactly do you mean by "inverter plug"?
Inverters like every other item have a MTBF "Mean Time Between Failures". Lo\]?[ price and high output generally indicate a low MTBF rate
01-14-2021, 03:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,255
Posted By jwelk

And here I thought this was about the OP's...

And here I thought this was about the OP's significant other!!!
01-06-2021, 04:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 517
Posted By jwelk

The more you pay, the more amps you get. You must...

The more you pay, the more amps you get. You must make an inventory of what you need.
Bilge pumps
Nav Gear
Lighting
Entertainment
You can buy DC amp hour meters on line. Some go up to 100 amps....
01-06-2021, 11:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 517
Posted By jwelk

Welcome to the forum and boating. Two 6 volts in...

Welcome to the forum and boating. Two 6 volts in series will give you 12 volts. 6 volt batteries usually are larger and have higher capacities. Space is at a premium. The outboard probably will not...
01-03-2021, 01:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 503
Posted By jwelk

I doubt the bilge pump is the issue, unless the...

I doubt the bilge pump is the issue, unless the switch was left in run, or you had a lot of rain. Sooooooooooo it is time to buy a clamp on DC ammeter and learn how to use it. H.D. has one for about...
01-02-2021, 11:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 378
Posted By jwelk

Yes. So long as it has no metallic particles

Yes. So long as it has no metallic particles
12-29-2020, 11:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 521
Posted By jwelk

As long as it is a similar replacement, i.e....

As long as it is a similar replacement, i.e. approximately the same parameters. Yes, it should be wire for wire. Verify they are all in good condition, no frayed ends, chafed insulation etc. The load...
12-27-2020, 02:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 602
Posted By jwelk

Why have a start battery at all? You should be...

Why have a start battery at all? You should be able to start this with 3 pulls at most
12-26-2020, 09:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 707
Posted By jwelk

As start batteries are important. I recommend...

As start batteries are important. I recommend getting the least expensive ones that meet the engine manufacturers specs. Purchase a $30. battery meter. Replace the batteries within a month of the end...
12-23-2020, 03:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,608
Posted By jwelk

Many of these units are 12/24 volt lamps. The...

Many of these units are 12/24 volt lamps. The circuitry to do this probably doesn't like the lower voltage and may try and compensate for it. In which case some of the components parts may overheat....
12-11-2020, 01:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 415
Posted By jwelk

Unfortunately this is not an uncommon occurrence....

Unfortunately this is not an uncommon occurrence. Does it occur all the time, or only when the lights are in "color changing" mode? After trying JF's test and the results, you may need to install...
12-08-2020, 02:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 259
Posted By jwelk

That does not sound like feedback. Does it only...

That does not sound like feedback. Does it only occur with the engine(s) running? What about other electronics on the boat? That particular channel is being affected by something. Or that channel is...
12-08-2020, 01:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 416
Posted By jwelk

Yes, it does. I would call S.H. and ask if they...

Yes, it does. I would call S.H. and ask if they are aware of the issue. Possibly even record the sound.
12-07-2020, 02:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 304
Posted By jwelk

Sounds like a good plan. I've no way of knowing...

Sounds like a good plan. I've no way of knowing whether or not you can get up there. If it were me, I would get my 100 lb girlfriend to go up there. Ifn that not be possible, call the guy who...
12-07-2020, 01:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 416
Posted By jwelk

There are at least 2 possibilities, The Standard...

There are at least 2 possibilities, The Standard Horizon Fairy is unhappy or there is slight current leaking in the radio switch. I would go with the latter. Do you have an "aux" switch on your...
12-06-2020, 03:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 866
Posted By jwelk

That is exactly what is happening. The reverse...

That is exactly what is happening. The reverse polarity light is seeing voltage on the "neutral" side. It really shouldn't be considered "neutral' a more correct term would be "return" Neutral...
12-06-2020, 03:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 866
Posted By jwelk

No, they are not unique in that regard. Most have...

No, they are not unique in that regard. Most have a floating neutral.
11-29-2020, 02:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 671
Posted By jwelk

A dip stick is nothing more than a bare wooden...

A dip stick is nothing more than a bare wooden rod with gradations on it to tell the depth of the fuel in the tank. The draw back of course is you must have access to the top of the tank, as well as...
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