Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: leakage current to the bonding system

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>


Like Joel said, it is probably one of the Jabsco Macerator pumps on the side of the toilets.

Disconnect the yellow/green bonding wire on each toilet macerator pump, one at a time and see if the light goes out. If it does, replace the macerator pump. Don't rebuild it, replace it.

If the above does not work, turn off all of the 24VDC breakers on the boat. Don't forget those breakers that are not on the 24VDC panel. If you do not know where they are all, read the owners manual. With all of them off the red light will very likely be OFF. Now turn ON one at a time and you will find the problem.

Bill Rouse
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On Jan 16, 2017 5:54 PM, "'Joel Potter' jfpottercys@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Hi Ofer. I am hoping that Gary Silver or X-Bebe Bill will chime in here with some specific recommendations on how best to proceed. I understand electrical theory and can work on electrical systems without setting things on fire, but those two guys forgot more about electrical trouble shooting and repairs than I will ever know. I am sure that other group members can also offer helpful suggestion based on their experiences.…


All The Best, Joel

Joel F. Potter/Cruising Yacht Specialist LLC


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Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: leakage current to the bonding system



Thanks Joel,


Do you know where are the "junctions",in the boat,where "minus" wires  from the batteries are split to groups of equipments to make the hunting more systematic? 


I found the voltage between the bonding system and the minus to be 0.45V?

I had to leave the main switches ON, so how bad is it?




SV Alba 

Amel 54 #160

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