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Re: Masse negative leak

ngtnewington Newington
 

Hi Paul,
I checked that just now, alas it is not the speaker jack.
But thanks
Nick
Amelia 54-019 in Siros


On 21 Jul 2020, at 14:51, Arno Luijten <arno.luijten@...> wrote:

Hi Nick,

Check the Anchor Winch(es). They are susceptible for these problem given their exposure to salt.

Regards,

Arno Luijten
SV Luna,
A54-121


Re: Any data on B&G displays

Stefan and Anne Deerberg
 

Bill, 
It’s the Hydra 2000 from 2002. 
I have also missed the fuse in my technical data.

Stefan 


Mobil: +49 172 7757444
stefan.deerberg@...
www.deerberg.de



On 21. Jul 2020, at 09:34, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:


Stefan,

Can you tell me what model B&G Hydra you have i.e. Hercules, Hydra, Hydra 2000, etc? Or what year? The reason I ask is the technical information I have on the Hydra 2000 does not show a fuse. 

Bill
CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
View My Training Calendar


On Tue, Jul 21, 2020 at 7:42 AM Stefan and Anne Deerberg <stefan.deerberg@...> wrote:
Sorry Bill,
everything is already reassembled but I think about to take photos next time.
I opened  the processor box, wich is right behind the B&G Hydra 2000 MFD, with the 4 screws and there you can see the little 1 amp glass fuse easily. This fuse protects all 4 display devices and the masthead unit as well.

Stefan 


Mobil: +49 172 7757444




On 20. Jul 2020, at 18:17, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:


Stephan,

Can you take a photo of the fuse location?

Bill
CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
View My Training Calendar


On Mon, Jul 20, 2020 at 4:01 PM Stefan and Anne Deerberg <stefan.deerberg@...> wrote:
Hi Elja!

Today we checked the processor Blackbox. There we found a 50 cent blowing out fuse.
That’s it. 
The system is working probably and we placed a spare fuse for the next failure with tape outside on the processor box.
If you got some of these problems with your new old system again, just check the fuse. After 18 years they are allowed to blow away sometimes.

Good luck 

Stefan 

SM OYA, 
373, lonesome in the Tobago Cays 

Mobil: +49 172 7757444

On 18. Jul 2020, at 09:40, Elja Röllinghoff Balu SM 222 <Bijorka@...> wrote:

He Stefan last week i have the same problem , i maild and fone some houers  with B&g  on the end is the processor takes the data in give it to the digital unit but not to the analog units . The think like bill the processor is after 22 jaers on the end .
I make a post in the facebook groop , i am lucky and one menber sell me his old one compleat sythem
Try it also

Best Elja
SM Balu 222


Von meinem iPhone gesendet




Re: TV Lift Amel 54 - replacing wireless by manual switch

Courtney Gorman
 

David look on the wall of the cabinet behind the more aft chair there should be manual buttons there 
Cheers 


On Jul 21, 2020, at 9:04 AM, David Crisp <david@...> wrote:

I want to by pass the wireless control of the TV lift on my Amel 54 with a manual switch.  Has anyone else done this if so do you have any advice/wiring diagrams?

Does anyone have a wiring diagram or installation manual for the TV lift - Symphony & Sea model 7020 with a Symphony & Sea EC4R phantom control unit. I'm trying to figure out how it works and hence how to bypass the wireless control.
--
David Crisp
SV Wilna Grace
Amel 54 #58


Re: Any data on B&G displays

 

Stefan,

Can you tell me what model B&G Hydra you have i.e. Hercules, Hydra, Hydra 2000, etc? Or what year? The reason I ask is the technical information I have on the Hydra 2000 does not show a fuse. 

Bill
CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
View My Training Calendar


On Tue, Jul 21, 2020 at 7:42 AM Stefan and Anne Deerberg <stefan.deerberg@...> wrote:
Sorry Bill,
everything is already reassembled but I think about to take photos next time.
I opened  the processor box, wich is right behind the B&G Hydra 2000 MFD, with the 4 screws and there you can see the little 1 amp glass fuse easily. This fuse protects all 4 display devices and the masthead unit as well.

Stefan 


Mobil: +49 172 7757444




On 20. Jul 2020, at 18:17, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:


Stephan,

Can you take a photo of the fuse location?

Bill
CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
View My Training Calendar


On Mon, Jul 20, 2020 at 4:01 PM Stefan and Anne Deerberg <stefan.deerberg@...> wrote:
Hi Elja!

Today we checked the processor Blackbox. There we found a 50 cent blowing out fuse.
That’s it. 
The system is working probably and we placed a spare fuse for the next failure with tape outside on the processor box.
If you got some of these problems with your new old system again, just check the fuse. After 18 years they are allowed to blow away sometimes.

Good luck 

Stefan 

SM OYA, 
373, lonesome in the Tobago Cays 

Mobil: +49 172 7757444

On 18. Jul 2020, at 09:40, Elja Röllinghoff Balu SM 222 <Bijorka@...> wrote:

He Stefan last week i have the same problem , i maild and fone some houers  with B&g  on the end is the processor takes the data in give it to the digital unit but not to the analog units . The think like bill the processor is after 22 jaers on the end .
I make a post in the facebook groop , i am lucky and one menber sell me his old one compleat sythem
Try it also

Best Elja
SM Balu 222


Von meinem iPhone gesendet




TV Lift Amel 54 - replacing wireless by manual switch

David Crisp
 

I want to by pass the wireless control of the TV lift on my Amel 54 with a manual switch.  Has anyone else done this if so do you have any advice/wiring diagrams?

Does anyone have a wiring diagram or installation manual for the TV lift - Symphony & Sea model 7020 with a Symphony & Sea EC4R phantom control unit. I'm trying to figure out how it works and hence how to bypass the wireless control.
--
David Crisp
SV Wilna Grace
Amel 54 #58


Re: Any data on B&G displays

Stefan and Anne Deerberg
 

Sorry Bill,
everything is already reassembled but I think about to take photos next time.
I opened  the processor box, wich is right behind the B&G Hydra 2000 MFD, with the 4 screws and there you can see the little 1 amp glass fuse easily. This fuse protects all 4 display devices and the masthead unit as well.

Stefan 


Mobil: +49 172 7757444
stefan.deerberg@...




On 20. Jul 2020, at 18:17, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:


Stephan,

Can you take a photo of the fuse location?

Bill
CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
View My Training Calendar


On Mon, Jul 20, 2020 at 4:01 PM Stefan and Anne Deerberg <stefan.deerberg@...> wrote:
Hi Elja!

Today we checked the processor Blackbox. There we found a 50 cent blowing out fuse.
That’s it. 
The system is working probably and we placed a spare fuse for the next failure with tape outside on the processor box.
If you got some of these problems with your new old system again, just check the fuse. After 18 years they are allowed to blow away sometimes.

Good luck 

Stefan 

SM OYA, 
373, lonesome in the Tobago Cays 

Mobil: +49 172 7757444

On 18. Jul 2020, at 09:40, Elja Röllinghoff Balu SM 222 <Bijorka@...> wrote:

He Stefan last week i have the same problem , i maild and fone some houers  with B&g  on the end is the processor takes the data in give it to the digital unit but not to the analog units . The think like bill the processor is after 22 jaers on the end .
I make a post in the facebook groop , i am lucky and one menber sell me his old one compleat sythem
Try it also

Best Elja
SM Balu 222


Von meinem iPhone gesendet




Re: A 55 # 9 : Chargeing and mastershunts

 

Thanks, Arno for clearing this up.

And, regardless which model Amel you own, Amel suggests while running using the bow thruster, you always have the generator running with maximum battery chargers ON.

Best,

CW Bill Rouse 
Amel Owners Yacht School
+1 832-380-4970 | brouse@...
720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
www.AmelOwnersYachtSchool.com 
Yacht School Calendar: www.preparetocastoff.blogspot.com/p/calendar.html


   


On Tue, Jul 21, 2020, 6:48 AM Arno Luijten <arno.luijten@...> wrote:
Hi Ken,

About the current draw from the batteries. Don’t forget you are running 6 pairs in parallel. So each battery only has to supply 80 Amps to get to 400 Amps. 80 Amps is not excessive, even for a AGM battery. It would be if you keep doing it for 10 minutes or more.
So the battery bank is well laid out for supplying that kind of current. Your starter battery has a harder time starting the engine.
The problem starts when your batteries get old. At that point the internal resistance of the pairs becomes uneven and you will see some batteries working much harder on the current draw then others.
In case of AGM batteries, keep an eye on the individual voltages of your batteries if a pair gets out of balance it may be an indication of a bad battery. Isolate the pair and see what their voltage in rest  is. Anything below 12.2 is bad for charged batteries.
For lithium the BMS should take care of balancing the batteries and very few people know what these things do in the long run.

Regards,

Arno Luijten
SV Luna,
A54-121


Re: sm 53 vs 54

 

jfpottercys"@"att.net

Best,

CW Bill Rouse 
Amel Owners Yacht School
+1 832-380-4970 | brouse@...
720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
www.AmelOwnersYachtSchool.com 
Yacht School Calendar: www.preparetocastoff.blogspot.com/p/calendar.html


   

On Tue, Jul 21, 2020, 4:57 AM Bryce Procter via groups.io <Balibryce=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
How can I get hold of Joel? I believe he is the agent for an Amel a friend of mine is interested in.
Thanks in advance.

Regards

SV Seamaster II
SM 2000 467




On Fri, Jul 3, 2020 at 2:22 AM +0800, "Courtney Gorman via groups.io" <Itsfun1@...> wrote:

Contact Joel Potter he is a wealth of information 
Cheers 
Courtney 
Trippin
54#101


On Jul 2, 2020, at 1:53 PM, Mark Erdos <mcerdos@...> wrote:



James,

 

Things like, how many people in the family or sailing solo, where do you plan to sail, do you want turn-key or fixer-upper, etc.? People can then offer more tailored answers. What some people see as a pro or con may be completely different to you. For example, the main reason I would not want a 54 is it is powered by Volvo. But, if you differ in your opinion of Volvo engines, then me stating this is to you is futile. Hopefully you see my point. This is really like asking people which anchor they prefer.

 

Also, most of what you are asking can be answered by using the search feature of this group. There are several posts detailing the differences between Amels.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Tahiti, French Polynesia

www.creampuff.us

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of james Hosford via groups.io
Sent: Thursday, July 2, 2020 7:21 AM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io; main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] sm 53 vs 54

 

 

Not quite sure what details would help.   Just want to know from the group that knows the most about Amels, pros cons of the 53 vs the 54 for someone who is shopping.  Is the 54 obviously better and worth the extra money?  Little things like the switch to Bowmar furlers, that now have developed a reputation of not being as good as the Amel made ones on the 53....etc

 

Basically for a person that doesn't know as much , or have as much experience with Amels as you do, which would you prefer and why?

On Thursday, July 2, 2020, 12:12:52 PM CDT, Mark Erdos <mcerdos@...> wrote:

 

 

James,

 

I think you need to provide more detail if you want helpful answers.

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Tahiti, French Polynesia

www.creampuff.us

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of james Hosford via groups.io
Sent: Thursday, July 2, 2020 6:31 AM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] sm 53 vs 54

 

How man 53 owners would trade up for a 54 if money were no object.  Why or why not?

 

Very interested in a 54 but maybe a better choice to keep the extra 200g and get a 53?

 

Thanks for your help


Re: Masse negative leak

Arno Luijten
 

Hi Nick,

Check the Anchor Winch(es). They are susceptible for these problem given their exposure to salt.

Regards,

Arno Luijten
SV Luna,
A54-121


Re: A 55 # 9 : Chargeing and mastershunts

Arno Luijten
 

Hi Ken,

About the current draw from the batteries. Don’t forget you are running 6 pairs in parallel. So each battery only has to supply 80 Amps to get to 400 Amps. 80 Amps is not excessive, even for a AGM battery. It would be if you keep doing it for 10 minutes or more.
So the battery bank is well laid out for supplying that kind of current. Your starter battery has a harder time starting the engine.
The problem starts when your batteries get old. At that point the internal resistance of the pairs becomes uneven and you will see some batteries working much harder on the current draw then others.
In case of AGM batteries, keep an eye on the individual voltages of your batteries if a pair gets out of balance it may be an indication of a bad battery. Isolate the pair and see what their voltage in rest  is. Anything below 12.2 is bad for charged batteries.
For lithium the BMS should take care of balancing the batteries and very few people know what these things do in the long run.

Regards,

Arno Luijten
SV Luna,
A54-121


Re: sm 53 vs 54

Bryce Procter
 

Thanks Brent,




On Tue, Jul 21, 2020 at 6:08 PM +0800, "Brent Cameron" <brentcameron61@...> wrote:

Joel can be reached at:
Joel Potter <jfpottercys@...>
(954) 462-5869

Brent
On Jul 2, 2020, 2:22 PM -0400, aol.com@groups.io, wrote:

Trippin

--
Brent Cameron

Future Amel Owner & Amel Owner Registry Moderator

Oro-Medonte, Ontario, Canada


Re: sm 53 vs 54

Brent Cameron
 

Joel can be reached at:
Joel Potter <jfpottercys@...>
(954) 462-5869

Brent

On Jul 2, 2020, 2:22 PM -0400, aol.com@groups.io, wrote:

Trippin

--
Brent Cameron

Future Amel Owner & Amel Owner Registry Moderator

Oro-Medonte, Ontario, Canada


Re: sm 53 vs 54

Bryce Procter
 

How can I get hold of Joel? I believe he is the agent for an Amel a friend of mine is interested in.
Thanks in advance.

Regards

SV Seamaster II
SM 2000 467




On Fri, Jul 3, 2020 at 2:22 AM +0800, "Courtney Gorman via groups.io" <Itsfun1@...> wrote:

Contact Joel Potter he is a wealth of information 
Cheers 
Courtney 
Trippin
54#101


On Jul 2, 2020, at 1:53 PM, Mark Erdos <mcerdos@...> wrote:



James,

 

Things like, how many people in the family or sailing solo, where do you plan to sail, do you want turn-key or fixer-upper, etc.? People can then offer more tailored answers. What some people see as a pro or con may be completely different to you. For example, the main reason I would not want a 54 is it is powered by Volvo. But, if you differ in your opinion of Volvo engines, then me stating this is to you is futile. Hopefully you see my point. This is really like asking people which anchor they prefer.

 

Also, most of what you are asking can be answered by using the search feature of this group. There are several posts detailing the differences between Amels.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Tahiti, French Polynesia

www.creampuff.us

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of james Hosford via groups.io
Sent: Thursday, July 2, 2020 7:21 AM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io; main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] sm 53 vs 54

 

 

Not quite sure what details would help.   Just want to know from the group that knows the most about Amels, pros cons of the 53 vs the 54 for someone who is shopping.  Is the 54 obviously better and worth the extra money?  Little things like the switch to Bowmar furlers, that now have developed a reputation of not being as good as the Amel made ones on the 53....etc

 

Basically for a person that doesn't know as much , or have as much experience with Amels as you do, which would you prefer and why?

On Thursday, July 2, 2020, 12:12:52 PM CDT, Mark Erdos <mcerdos@...> wrote:

 

 

James,

 

I think you need to provide more detail if you want helpful answers.

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Tahiti, French Polynesia

www.creampuff.us

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of james Hosford via groups.io
Sent: Thursday, July 2, 2020 6:31 AM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] sm 53 vs 54

 

How man 53 owners would trade up for a 54 if money were no object.  Why or why not?

 

Very interested in a 54 but maybe a better choice to keep the extra 200g and get a 53?

 

Thanks for your help


Re: Volvo oil pressure sensor

Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown
 

I can order it online from Gwen. I also now see that it is available online from Volspec in the UK https://www.volvopentashop.com/volspec/en-GB

 

Cheers,

Paul

S/Y Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98 - Grenada

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of CW Bill Rouse
Sent: 21 July 2020 00:18
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io Notification <main@amelyachtowners.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Volvo oil pressure sensor

 

The contact info I have for Gwen is:

Gwen Marine Service in France
commande@... 

+33 05.46.41.68.41 

CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School

Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 

 

View My Training Calendar

 

 

On Mon, Jul 20, 2020 at 11:00 AM Mohammad Shirloo <mshirloo@...> wrote:

It took us a month to figure out and had to ship to many different places in Greece, before we could put our hands on it. When it comes to electrical parts that may have been modified, it is best to contact Volvo France and Amel. The main Volvo factory is completely unaware of the modifications.

 

Happy Sailing;

 

 

Mohammad and Aty

B&B Kokomo

AMEL 54 #099

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown via groups.io
Sent: Monday, July 20, 2020 8:55 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Volvo oil pressure sensor

 

Mohammad,

 

Many thanks for your very swift reply! I wish I had known that before shipping the part to Grenada . Next time I want to order a part from Volvo I’ll tell them its an Amel!

 

Cheers,

Paul

 

Cheers,

Paul

S/Y Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98 - Grenada

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Mohammad Shirloo
Sent: 20 July 2020 19:44
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Volvo oil pressure sensor

 

Hi Paul. We had the same exact issue.

 

Volvo sends their standard non-isolated engine to Volvo France, which does the ground isolation for Amel. This process does not get recorded to the serial number of the engine. Therefore, if you order a part from the serial number that Volvo France has changed, you will receive the wrong part.

 

The correct part number is 863169 CAPTEUR PRESSION. We ordered from Gwen Marine Service in France as recommended by Amel. They were 78 Euros each, 3 years ago. We also ordered a spare.

 

Happy Sailing;

 

 

Mohammad and Aty

B&B Kokomo

AMEL 54 #099

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown via groups.io
Sent: Monday, July 20, 2020 8:35 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Volvo oil pressure sensor

 

Hi all,

 

I ordered a replacement oil pressure sensor from a UK Volvo dealer, Volspec. The engineer on the boat who was to do the replacement (as I am not on the boat at present) tells me the part sent is incorrect as it has only one connector pin whereas the old one that was removed has two. Volspec insists that the part is correct.

 

My engine is a D3-110i-C, 2008 model

The sensor p/n is 3545696

 

I would be interested to know if anyone has had any similar experience, or would be able to confirm if the sensor has 1 or 2 pins.

 

Thanks in advance.

 

Cheers,

Paul

S/Y Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98 - Grenada

 


--
Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98


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Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98


--
Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98


Re: Masse negative leak

Paul Dowd and Sharon Brown
 

Nick,

On our boat when I connect a cable from my laptop headphone socket to the aux input on the stereo the negative mass lights up.

Cheers,
Paul
S/Y Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98 - Grenada

-----Original Message-----
From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of ngtnewington Newington via groups.io
Sent: 21 July 2020 07:03
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Masse negative leak

Back sailing and all well aboard Amelia here in the windy Cyclades.
Since launching a few days ago I have found that the “ Masse” leak to the bonding system lights up on the negative side.
So far I have checked
1. both WC Motors
2. All the fans
3. Fridge system water cooling pump

There are clearly many potential candidates but the most likely????
Bulge pump? Windlasses? 24v alternator? Electric furlers??

Any ideas as to the most likely candidates?

Nick
Amelia sailing towards Siros. Greece.
AML 54 -019





--
Cheers
Paul
Ya Fohi - Amel 54 #98


Masse negative leak

ngtnewington Newington
 

Back sailing and all well aboard Amelia here in the windy Cyclades.
Since launching a few days ago I have found that the “ Masse” leak to the bonding system lights up on the negative side.
So far I have checked
1. both WC Motors
2. All the fans
3. Fridge system water cooling pump

There are clearly many potential candidates but the most likely????
Bulge pump? Windlasses? 24v alternator? Electric furlers??

Any ideas as to the most likely candidates?

Nick
Amelia sailing towards Siros. Greece.
AML 54 -019


Re: Possible damage from transport ships stacks. Has anyone experienced?

Ken Powers SV Aquarius
 

Heinz,
Your batteries might not be able to handle the current draw of the Bow Thruster.  Take a look at the current draw during Bow Thruster use, and also look at the voltage while using the bow thruster....  Try charging your batteries completely, turn on the Genset, and your charger...  Then try the Bow Thruster again.  If it works, your problem is found..
Ken
SM2K#262
Aquarius


On Thu, Jul 16, 2020 at 03:32 AM, heinz@... wrote:
Hello 
Since yesterday when I tried to park in a box in a marina in Auckland my bow thruster motor failed. 
If I turn the beam to the left or right the whole power supply breaks down for a moment. After that the power is back. 
I took the rudder off and it can be turned perfectly by hand. 
But the same happens with the engine. No power for a few seconds, all instruments off, no rotation of the motor. 
Does anyone know this problem. 
Does anyone know how I can find out if it's the motor or maybe a relay that doesn't work. 
Can I test the motor without a relay, maybe on the 4 cables marked D1, D2, and A1, A2?
I am grateful for a quick answer.
Heinz SY Quetzal, SM 2000, 292


Re: A 55 # 9 : Chargeing and mastershunts

Ken Powers SV Aquarius
 
Edited

Stuart,

Though I am not completely sure why they would install two 500A shunts, the fact that they are in parallel probably answers the question.

When I use my Bow Thruster (which I sometimes refer to as the "Amel Battery Killer") in Aquarius we draw just over 400 amps.  When I first bought Aquarius, I was not looking at the amp meter when docking, it was all hands on deck.  I knew the Bow Thruster used a lot of current, but I also thought that the engine is running, and the 100 amp alternator is suppling a lot of the power...  Wrong...  When you are docking your engine is running at low RPM, and thus you will not get much current out of the alternator.  O, and even if I had my GenSet running, my charger will only charge at 100 Amps MAX.  So, I would still draw 300Amps, and that is still a massive current out of the batteries, especially lead acid batteries.  During my daily routines I would try to keep the draw on our AGM batteries less than 30 amps...  Didn't think much about the bow thruster, but it's one more reason to limit the amount of time you use the bow thruster.

Now to answer the question...  I would think that Amel did this because at some point (Probably due to the bow thruster) there is the possibility that the current draw exceeds 500A.  This would mean that the two 500Amp Shunts would have to be added to get the total amps in or out of the batteries.  

Try looking at your amp meter while you use the Bow Thruster...  In the A55 you might see up to 500amps.  I see that the A55 is fitted with a 12 HP Bow "Thirsty" motor.  That would be at the very least 380Amps!  I would be really interested to hear your current draw when using your A55 bow thruster...

Please let me know.

Thanks,

Ken Powers
Aquarius SM2000#262
Looking to put her on the hard soon in Krabi Thailand


Re: Any data on B&G displays

 

Stephan,

Can you take a photo of the fuse location?

Bill
CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
View My Training Calendar


On Mon, Jul 20, 2020 at 4:01 PM Stefan and Anne Deerberg <stefan.deerberg@...> wrote:
Hi Elja!

Today we checked the processor Blackbox. There we found a 50 cent blowing out fuse.
That’s it. 
The system is working probably and we placed a spare fuse for the next failure with tape outside on the processor box.
If you got some of these problems with your new old system again, just check the fuse. After 18 years they are allowed to blow away sometimes.

Good luck 

Stefan 

SM OYA, 
373, lonesome in the Tobago Cays 

Mobil: +49 172 7757444

On 18. Jul 2020, at 09:40, Elja Röllinghoff Balu SM 222 <Bijorka@...> wrote:

He Stefan last week i have the same problem , i maild and fone some houers  with B&g  on the end is the processor takes the data in give it to the digital unit but not to the analog units . The think like bill the processor is after 22 jaers on the end .
I make a post in the facebook groop , i am lucky and one menber sell me his old one compleat sythem
Try it also

Best Elja
SM Balu 222


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Re: Dive Compressor on a SM

Thomas Kleman
 

Paul- I'd appreciate your contact details plus those of your Coltri contact. Could you send a pic of your installation also to Lorient422atgmail ?

Thanks

Tom and Kirstin
SM2K 422
Hanalei Bay Kauii