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by green
Wed Jul 17, 2024 5:18 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Battery drained
Replies: 69
Views: 2482

Re: Battery drained

I had good advice!
by green
Wed Jul 17, 2024 4:58 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Battery drained
Replies: 69
Views: 2482

Re: Battery drained

Ok, hole patched ✅ Scheduled marine electrician to see about replacing panel ✅ Disconnected everything from problem battery and tried charging all day with noco genius ✅ Charge status never got above <25% indicator (lowest) and battery only reads 8v and change. Battery tester says it’s too low to te...
by green
Wed Jul 17, 2024 6:30 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Battery drained
Replies: 69
Views: 2482

Re: Battery drained

I was floored to find it. Yes, I think it comes from bolting the battery box. Good advice to inspect the other ones. Now I know why the battery on the left can move around while the battery on the right is fixed in place. :D I read on this forum that Marine Tex is something I could use to fill the h...
by green
Tue Jul 16, 2024 6:42 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Battery drained
Replies: 69
Views: 2482

Re: Battery drained

Turns out I do have a leak in the ballast, located in the battery compartment. After draining the ballast and waiting a day, I filled it at the dock and immediately noticed the leak. https://photos.app.goo.gl/sF5WidJTxWDgCvMu7 https://photos.app.goo.gl/2zH3mszLMWUCWHdL8 Anyone have experience repair...
by green
Mon Jul 15, 2024 5:00 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Battery drained
Replies: 69
Views: 2482

Re: Battery drained

I appreciate all of the battery advice. I’ll apply these troubleshooting ideas once I resolve the water issue. I emptied the standing water and then emptied the ballast this morning. So far no new water while at the dock. I talked with Todd today about an order and asked about this issue. He also sa...
by green
Mon Jul 15, 2024 7:03 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Battery drained
Replies: 69
Views: 2482

Re: Battery drained

Thanks for the water advice. The water in the battery compartment is back after a calm night with no rain. Ballast level appears to be 3.5”. It was 2.5” last night.

I’ll drain the ballast and see.
by green
Sun Jul 14, 2024 6:05 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Battery drained
Replies: 69
Views: 2482

Re: Battery drained

Two steps forward, one step back. I have 2 12v AGM 79Ah batteries. On a recommendation in this thread, I purchased a Noco genius 5x2. I connected it to both batteries and plugged directly into AC via an extension cord (not shore power cord). The noco shows that it charged one battery but not the oth...
by green
Fri Jul 12, 2024 12:23 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Battery drained
Replies: 69
Views: 2482

Re: Battery drained

Russ, you were right about switching to DC. When we did that we registered the current coming out of the converter charger. My house battery appears to be dead, and it might be that the charger is too smart to charge it in its state. I have a charger coming tonight that should charge a battery from ...
by green
Fri Jul 12, 2024 7:26 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Battery drained
Replies: 69
Views: 2482

Re: Battery drained

This is really really helpful information. My buddy who is a landscape lighting guru came out with me this morning and brought his multimeter. The panel has 120 The input to the charger converter has 120 But the output from the charger converter has 0. Nothing registered at the batteries either. Con...
by green
Fri Jul 12, 2024 5:32 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Battery drained
Replies: 69
Views: 2482

Re: Battery drained

My A/C charger is fused at the + terminals where they connect to the batteries. My House battery has a terminal block fuse. Thanks for this description, Russ. It’s really helpful. I ordered a marine panel, two block fuses, an inline fuse, and the noco genius. Could you clarify the information quote...
by green
Wed Jul 10, 2024 6:46 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Battery drained
Replies: 69
Views: 2482

Re: Battery drained

Learned a few more things tonight. 1. Connected to shore power and verified outlets work 2. With the switch in the off position the converter/charger reads 0. With the switch in the on position it hovers around 20. I’ll repeat tomorrow and see if the battery is able to take a charge. If so, the orig...
by green
Wed Jul 10, 2024 8:51 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Battery drained
Replies: 69
Views: 2482

Re: Battery drained

I traced the wiring today and can report back with additional details. Thanks to everyone for your patience and helpful ideas. What started as a dead battery is now an opportunity to correct some preexisting flaws. I don’t intend to do the work myself, but I do think it’s important to understand the...
by green
Tue Jul 09, 2024 2:48 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Battery drained
Replies: 69
Views: 2482

Re: Battery drained

The main difference in the two is that the first one has an ELCI main breaker. The breaker in that panel costs more, by itself, than the entire second panel with a 30A main and three branch circuits. If it ever cools off tonight I’m going to get in there and trace all of the wires to be able to bet...
by green
Tue Jul 09, 2024 5:46 am
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Battery drained
Replies: 69
Views: 2482

Re: Battery drained

Maybe this? https://a.co/d/05Bb8xgY Ouch, that's expensive. I feel like I'm going to go down a rabbit hole here, but if I need to make an expensive fix, should I give thought to a system that can accommodate solar one day if I want to add? Or is this fix independent from any solar plans I might hav...
by green
Mon Jul 08, 2024 7:23 pm
Forum: MacGregor Powersailor Discussion
Topic: Battery drained
Replies: 69
Views: 2482

Re: Battery drained

Thanks Bill and others.

Is this the type of breaker I need? x4
https://a.co/d/0eLrlfXD

15a? 20a?

I’m going to have someone do an engine tune up, so I can add this replacement project to the list.