Re: Northern Lights Generator wont start
sounds a lot like a bad or weak battery. One thing to try: Start
the engine and let it run for about 15 minutes. Be sure you are
charging the 12v starter battery with the engine's 12v alternator
(I have gauges on my panel to confirm - not sure if other Amels
have gauges or just lights). Then, With the engine still running -
try starting the generator. See if it will crank. If it does - you
need a new start battery.
you need to replace the battery - get a more powerful one. This is
a weak spot of Amel. The cable run to the alternator is longer
than the engine run and some power is lost on the way. Buy a
battery with the most cranking amps as possible that will fit in
the same space. You can never have too many cranking amps.
With best regards,
Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275
Currently cruising - French Polynesia