Wind Powered Charger / Shore Powered Charger - Black Wire Connection

How things work, what's hot and what's not
User avatar
BlowingOldBoots
Old Salt
Posts: 633
Joined: Tue Apr 03, 2012 12:03 am
Boat Type: Rival 41C
Location: Hogganfield Loch

Wind Powered Charger / Shore Powered Charger - Black Wire Connection

Postby BlowingOldBoots » Thu Dec 19, 2019 12:23 am

Hello,

Should the black, negative wires be connected to the shunt instead of the battery. After the refit, the BEP voltage / charger thingy does not show current when charging.

Any guidance would be appreciated.

Thanks,

Alastair
BlowingOldBoots

What time does the 24hour garage close?
http://www.rivalowners.org.uk

User avatar
cpedw
Old Salt
Posts: 779
Joined: Fri Aug 20, 2004 11:38 am
Boat Type: Nordship 35DS
Location: Oban

Re: Wind Powered Charger / Shore Powered Charger - Black Wire Connection

Postby cpedw » Thu Dec 19, 2019 9:24 am

If you want the charging current to be measured then the black should be at the away-from-battery end of the shunt I think.

This is based on knowing nothing at all about your setup, but guessing that it's like most with the ammeter shunt in the battery negative line.

Derek

User avatar
BlowingOldBoots
Old Salt
Posts: 633
Joined: Tue Apr 03, 2012 12:03 am
Boat Type: Rival 41C
Location: Hogganfield Loch

Re: Wind Powered Charger / Shore Powered Charger - Black Wire Connection

Postby BlowingOldBoots » Thu Dec 19, 2019 9:58 am

Derek,

The shunt is on the large diameter black cable that goes to the domestic battery negative (not sure about the starter black cable). I'll investigate moving both the wind powered charger and the shore powered charged black wires to the stud on the shunt.

Thanks.

Alastair
BlowingOldBoots

What time does the 24hour garage close?
http://www.rivalowners.org.uk


Return to “Gear and Gadgets”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests