Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Strange 24DC leakage


Barry Connor
 

Hi Ruedi,
When I tracked down the leak it was the cables from the control box on the shelf going to the TV. Took out the old TV and can still use the Bose system for radio only. The CD/DVD in the control unit does not work and needs to be replaced, but with latest technology we don’t bother with CD’s and DVD’s now. I have not changed much, trying to keep all as original.
Best Regards 

Barry and Penny Connor
“Lady Penelope II”
Amel 54. #17
Sailing ⛵️the Adriatic


On May 15, 2018, at 09:28, Rudolf Waldispuehl Rudolf@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi Barry 
Yes I have Bose installed, GOOD idea.. Have check-it out without success :-(
The problem is that the leak is appearing very erratical and I haven’t found the pattern yet.
Thanks,… will follow-up

Ruedi & Sabina Waldispuehl
"SY WASABI"
Amel 54. #55

Sailing in Ägäis, Greece 

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Hi Ruedi,

Do you have the Bose entertainment? I had a leak and disconnected things one by one. I found the leak was the salon TV. Disconnected the TV from the system and have not had any current leaks since.

Best Regards
Barry

Barry and Penny Connor
“Lady Penelope II”
Amel 54. #17
Sailing in the Adriatic 


On May 13, 2018, at 10:30, Rudolf Waldispuehl Rudolf@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Hi everyone 

I do have the same strange behaviour with the 24V negative leak. Sorry, I’m late with my response because I was not on WASABI and tried to trace down last few days.

I found a leak at the Furuno heading sensor box. But from time to time (comes and goes daily) I have a strong Neg. leak. Which I found initially on the forward toilette pump and was happy I could reproduce the leak. Problem solved! 

Few days later I got the same pattern back with the strong Negative leak again.. At this time it in not the Furuno sensor, nor the toilet pump. 
I have to disconnect all potential sources one by one again, which I have no time right now. Will do it later and report back.  

Fair winds
Ruedi 
"SY WASABI"
Amel 54. #55

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Hi everyone, 

Our DC leakage detector is showing a leak on the negative. I investigated any AC charger + DC USB potential issue as mentioned previously on the group and didn't find any culprit. 

However, it highlighted this strange fact: when I push the switch up to test for bad connection between negative and grounding, the light comes on and slowly goes off in about 3 seconds. If I test again, it doesn't come on. I need to wait for 10 , 15 minutes for it to 'recharge'. It looks like a capacitor discharging. 

Has anybody experienced this before? Does it give a clue to what could be the source of the leak?

Otherwise I'll start the usual investigation disconnecting everything from the batteries end.

Thanks in advance,

Fair winds 

Thomas

S\V GARULFO
Amel 54 #122
Saint Martin, FWI

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