SailNet Community - View Single Post - Engine start shuts off chartplotter
View Single Post
post #3 of Old 01-17-2014
eherlihy
Learning the HARD way...
 
eherlihy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Boston / Ft Myers Area
Posts: 4,027
Thanks: 158
Thanked 105 Times in 102 Posts
Rep Power: 9
 
Re: Engine start shuts off chartplotter

Engaging the starter is pulling the voltage available to the instrument circuit below what is needed to keep the chartplotter on. I suspect that you may not have a fuse on your battery bank either....

Is this a new symptom, or has this come about suddenly?

Where to start:

Fix the ground to the engine block. I suggest adding a negative bus bar, and connecting everything to that.
Inspect the cables that run to the battery bank for corrosion, both at the connectors, and in the cables themselves.
How healthy are the batteries in the bank? Have you had them load tested? (
)


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

USCG Licensed OUPV Captain, ASA 101/103/104/105/106/118 Instructor - Also certified in Marine Electrical Systems

Last edited by eherlihy; 01-17-2014 at 10:16 AM.
eherlihy is online now  
Quote Share with Facebook
The Following User Says Thank You to eherlihy For This Useful Post:
Gladrags1 (01-17-2014)
 
 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome