SailNet Community - View Single Post - Typical isolating diode location?
View Single Post
  #3  
Old 07-21-2012
rwy36's Avatar
rwy36 rwy36 is offline
S/V Antares
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 43
Thanks: 2
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
rwy36 is on a distinguished road
Re: Typical isolating diode location?

Thanks Walt.

In the O'Day 302 case, I think the charging line (from the alternator) goes up to the master disconnect in the electrical panel, and the diode(s) are downstream of that. The manual says both batteries will charge even if the master is in the '1' or '2' position ('both' not required), so that indicates to me that they have to be past that point.

I may just run the alternator direct to the batteries with a 'engine disconnect' switch and fused link added for safety. This would be another way to remove the undesired voltage drop I'm observing to the batteries when charging.

Take care,

Bill
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook