Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] The Mechanics of Battery Equalization
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I would have guessed that you would be able to perform successful "surgery" on a Dolphin!😉
You're SM probably has a "always on" 24VDC bus that I have seen on all SMs. Remove the back panel (sometimes wood, sometimes leather), which is just above the back of the chart table. I seem to remember it labeled, "24 Permanent." Test it. It will be ON when the battery switches are off. Unless modified, it powers the Sailor 24-12 Converter. I say, "unless modified" because this seems to be the most common place owners and hired technicians connect things. Of course, the battery monitor is always ON.
I know that you know whether there have been any modifications to your SM because you've owned her since new. Other current owners of resale Amels should be very careful to assume that your Amel has not been modified. Any modifications should always be labeled and documented. I believe that you should never wire anything without a label near the ends of each wire, and document it. The same time applies to every hired technician. This is something that few technicians will do without your insistence.
CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Amel School www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
On Sat, Jan 26, 2019, 7:20 AM amelliahona <no_reply@... wrote: