Guest Posted January 4, 2011 Share Posted January 4, 2011 Hi all, For those who were with us on NYE please dont take the mickey but we have a battery problem The story so far.... Mrs Bling has complained that I had tried to kill her once we found out (with the help of MBird) that we had a cooked battery giving off hydrogen fumes For the more technically astute, the failed battery was on the starboard side of our F33, therefore, one of the two leisure batteries. Mrs Bling got a new one and our friends very kindly fitted it whilst I was away doing a wedding! Everything has been fine so far, however, we moored back up at St olaves on Sunday 2nd and hooked up to shore power as normal (ie battery charger is on). For no real reason, I decided to fire up the engines before our departure from a week on the broads. To my surprise, there was no power in the starboard batteries (one having been replaced just a few days before). But what was more strange is that neither the alternator from the running engine (once it had been started by linking the port battery) nor the battery charger when the engines were stopped, seemed to be giving the batteries a charge. Weird huh? Now my thinking is that its neither a battery problem, alternator problem, nor battery management system problem, but more likely a connection problem, bearing in mind that during the summer we experienced a failure of the intercooler due to a connection fault in the alternator on the starboard side. Any clues??? Lb : : : Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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