Crazy Woman Boat Driver
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Solomons MD for the summer.
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Since you said you have a new boat, there are a few things to check first that are easy..
#1 check to see if the #1 120AC power receptacle has power to the panel. There should be another circuit breaker for each 120 AC receptacles somewhere on the boat. Mine is hidden in the lazzerate where the 120AC receptacles come into the boat. Don't ask how I know this.
#2. Check that the main DC selector (Off,1,2 both) switch is in both. Some stupid boat manufactures wire their battery charges to charge the batteries through this switch.. Don't ask why I know this either.
3. Check battery charger - lights on panel, fuse etc.
4. Check batteries - water, connection, 400 amp fuse etc
5. I would never spit a single 30amp power source into two to run the AC. If the AC is drawing all the power the battery charger may not work due to low amps left over. Marina dockside power may say 30amps but I would take that with a grain of salt. It could be more but is usually less. They are notorious for voltages and amps being all over the spectrum.
After that have your favorite beverage and read what the real experts here have to say.
Catalina 445, Hull #90
Last edited by Melrna; 07-02-2008 at 10:13 PM.