Charles Industries C-Charger - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > On Board > Gear & Maintenance
 Not a Member? 
  #1  
Old 07-22-2013
Lubrdink's Avatar
S/V Glenn E
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Jefferson County, KS
Posts: 77
Thanks: 20
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Rep Power: 4
Lubrdink is on a distinguished road
Charles Industries C-Charger

Howdy fellow Sail-netters,
Here's hoping you might be able to answer my question about my charger which seems to have gone belly up. It's a Charles Industries C-Charger Model CI-1208A. We were on the boat last weekend and had no juice on the port battery (a recently purchased Interstate deep cell). The starboard batter was fine when the Perko was switched to it. So it was the Perko, the wiring or the battery. After doing some checking and recharging, the battery is fine and works through the Perko. So I moved to the charger. I noticed that the needle didn't move so suspected it wasn't charging. I pulled it brought it home to do some bench testing and found it was working but the output only 10.71 vdc.

So...it is putting out voltage but not enough. Would that low voltage be enough to keep it from charging the battery at all? It's original to the boat (1970 Newport 27) so no complaints if it's dead but thought I'd let you all hold forth on your thoughts if you would care to.

As always-a picture (or two) is worth 1K words.

Blessing to you all,

__________________
"Sailing with a hero"
Honoring S/Sgt Glenn English, Jr, Congressional Medal of Honor for heroism that cost his life in Viet Nam, 9/7/70.
Newport 27 built 1970-Hull # N270088
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 07-22-2013
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 964
Thanks: 1
Thanked 24 Times in 24 Posts
Rep Power: 9
aa3jy is on a distinguished road
Re: Charles Industries C-Charger

I just so happen to have one of these.. Came off my G-26 a number of years ago. Bought it new then. If interested PM me.

Clay
s/v 'Tango
Chester River,Md.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
The Following User Says Thank You to aa3jy For This Useful Post:
Lubrdink (07-22-2013)
  #3  
Old 07-29-2013
Lubrdink's Avatar
S/V Glenn E
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Jefferson County, KS
Posts: 77
Thanks: 20
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Rep Power: 4
Lubrdink is on a distinguished road
Re: Charles Industries C-Charger

Well for the sake of everyone following this post, I tested the old charger under load. The Ammeter never moved (I think it's toast) and both outputs were showing 12.28 vdc (not enough, I'm thinking). The one I got from clay shows a charge on the Ammeter and show an output of 13.85 vdc.

So, put the old one on the shelf for parts and send a great big THANKS to fellow Sail Net'r Clay!
__________________
"Sailing with a hero"
Honoring S/Sgt Glenn English, Jr, Congressional Medal of Honor for heroism that cost his life in Viet Nam, 9/7/70.
Newport 27 built 1970-Hull # N270088
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
battery bank dual charger or triple charger? mbaillie Gear & Maintenance 23 06-29-2013 10:16 AM
Replacing Trickle Charger with 3 stage charger jasoncandace Gear & Maintenance 6 10-17-2010 08:27 PM
Rule Industries Flat Tank Oil Changer System? SEMIJim Gear & Maintenance 0 10-18-2007 11:21 AM
The Best Small Cap for 2007: Walter Industries (The Motley Fool) NewsReader News Feeds 0 12-07-2006 01:15 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:33 PM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.