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Re: Solar installation and Link10 Battery Monitor

Michael Markstaller
 

Hi,

from your explanations, sorry, I would suspect your missing some major things!
IF the MPPT is going directly onto the battery its bypassing the battery-monitor, so you won't see it at all.
How much PV panels do you have? Really? 26-28V says nothing, it's the job of your MPPT-charger to adjust that to your batteries like 12V (14,4V charging, 13,5V "Standby") or 24V (below 28.8V charging they will never get full above 70-80%)

I found nothing on Google, what a "Link 10" could be

--
Daniela & Michael
Blue Horizon - EUROS #215


Re: Solar installation and Link10 Battery Monitor

 

Ian,

Mark's advice is correct. I am going to go a bit further.

I had a marine electrician wire my MPPT and panels to the battery bank. He connected the negative terminal to a convenient bolt on the shunt in the photo below. This is the wrong place because it distorted the readings showing too much energy going into the battery bank. See the next photo below.
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I suggest that you connect the cables to the battery switches and connect them on the Battery side of the positive switch and the negative switch. I also suggest that you consider using a positive and negative bus bar to take some of the wires off of this terminal. This photo is of a Typical Positive Switch on an Amel. The Negative switch will look about the same. I placed a green circle on the switch lug that needs to receive battery charging from the MPPT.
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On Fri, Jun 4, 2021 at 2:32 PM Mark McGovern <mfmcgovern@...> wrote:
Ian,

It's sounds like the DC negative cable from your solar charge controller is wired incorrectly and is bypassing the shunt.  Therefore, the shunt and the battery monitor are not "seeing" the amps going into the batteries from the solar panels.  Try moving the negative cable coming from the solar charge controller to the "inlet" side of the shunt so that the current from the charge controller is going through the shunt.  The shunt is located outside the battery compartment on the other side of the main DC negative stud that is inside the battery compartment.  Remove the mattress above the battery compartment and you will see a small hole where you can access  the shunt.

Mark


On Fri, Jun 4, 2021, 2:36 PM ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@...> <ianjudyjenkins@...> wrote:
Hello all, 

We have just escaped London for Greece and reunion with Pen Azen who has been fitted with two solar panels in our absence . 
The solar monitor shows good volts and amps going in to the batteries but the Link 10 , whilst showing good volts ( 26-28 ) also shows that with only the fridge on ( we are ashore ) we are losing amps, now down to about 70%
What is curious is that when we use the 220v chargers with shore power the readings don’t change. 

Can it be that in some way the addition of the solar interferes with the function of the Link10?

The panels are small , giving maybe 7.5 Amps . The wiring from the MPPT goes direct into the battery compartment to connect with the two main stubs

Any ideas ? 

Ian and Judy, Pen Azen , SM 302, Kilada, Greece


--
Mark McGovern
SM #440 Cara
Deale, MD USA


Re: BT seals

EricOpdeweegh
 

Hi Ken,

Hope your doing fine, out of jail:)  and reached your boat already in Krabi

Can you put me in for 2 sets BT seals too?

Happy maintenance 
Eric Opdeweegh, Rotterdam The Netherlands
sv Abayomi SM 158 (Italy)


Stove 2 burner gas hose specifications #stove

EricOpdeweegh
 

Hi Amalians,

Preparing to go to Abayomi on monday from Holland and getting some late spareparts.
Appreciate if anyone would know the length of the gas-hose on the standard 2 burner stove on a 1995 Super Maramu. 
We would like to change the hose soonest after 25 years due to possible insurance exclusions in case of fire.

Anyone who could give us the specifications of the gas hose and the couplings on this I assume ENO 2 burner stove from 1995?

Thanks
Eric 
sv Abayomi SM 158


Re: Solar installation and Link10 Battery Monitor

Mark McGovern
 

Ian,

It's sounds like the DC negative cable from your solar charge controller is wired incorrectly and is bypassing the shunt.  Therefore, the shunt and the battery monitor are not "seeing" the amps going into the batteries from the solar panels.  Try moving the negative cable coming from the solar charge controller to the "inlet" side of the shunt so that the current from the charge controller is going through the shunt.  The shunt is located outside the battery compartment on the other side of the main DC negative stud that is inside the battery compartment.  Remove the mattress above the battery compartment and you will see a small hole where you can access  the shunt.

Mark


On Fri, Jun 4, 2021, 2:36 PM ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@...> <ianjudyjenkins@...> wrote:
Hello all, 

We have just escaped London for Greece and reunion with Pen Azen who has been fitted with two solar panels in our absence . 
The solar monitor shows good volts and amps going in to the batteries but the Link 10 , whilst showing good volts ( 26-28 ) also shows that with only the fridge on ( we are ashore ) we are losing amps, now down to about 70%
What is curious is that when we use the 220v chargers with shore power the readings don’t change. 

Can it be that in some way the addition of the solar interferes with the function of the Link10?

The panels are small , giving maybe 7.5 Amps . The wiring from the MPPT goes direct into the battery compartment to connect with the two main stubs

Any ideas ? 

Ian and Judy, Pen Azen , SM 302, Kilada, Greece


--
Mark McGovern
SM #440 Cara
Deale, MD USA


Solar installation and Link10 Battery Monitor

ianjenkins1946 <ianjudyjenkins@hotmail.com>
 

Hello all, 

We have just escaped London for Greece and reunion with Pen Azen who has been fitted with two solar panels in our absence . 
The solar monitor shows good volts and amps going in to the batteries but the Link 10 , whilst showing good volts ( 26-28 ) also shows that with only the fridge on ( we are ashore ) we are losing amps, now down to about 70%
What is curious is that when we use the 220v chargers with shore power the readings don’t change. 

Can it be that in some way the addition of the solar interferes with the function of the Link10?

The panels are small , giving maybe 7.5 Amps . The wiring from the MPPT goes direct into the battery compartment to connect with the two main stubs

Any ideas ? 

Ian and Judy, Pen Azen , SM 302, Kilada, Greece


Re: BT seals

Ian Bone
 

I'll take 2 sets please. 
Suitable for a Mango? 
Delivery in the US.
Ian Bone
Opalescence
Hull #63


On Fri, Jun 4, 2021, 8:06 AM rossirossix4 <rossidesigngroup@...> wrote:
I'll take 2 sets.  Bob KAIMI, in USA


Re: BT seals

rossirossix4
 

I'll take 2 sets.  Bob KAIMI, in USA


Re: For those that missed the first procurement of Rub Rails

Marty Crighton
 

Please add me to the list for a set.
Respectfully,
Marty

Martyn Crighton
SV NADA, SM 327


On Thu, Jun 3, 2021, 16:07 Matt & Michelle Day, SM#208 SV Talia <charlesmatthewday@...> wrote:
Ken,

Count Michelle and I in on the run rails (Talia SM208).

Matt Day

Sent from mobile 

On Jun 3, 2021, at 3:51 PM, Ken Powers SV Aquarius <ken@...> wrote:

Need a few more interested Amels!

1.  Aquarius SM2K#262, Ken Powers,  USA Nevada, but need to know weight because I will take them on a flight to Thailand.
2.  Solitude SM2K#461,  Mike & PETA,  EU
3. Nunky Super Maramu #110, Mark Barter, UK
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.


--
Marty and Angela Crighton
Future Amel Owners
Pyeongtaek, South Korea


Re: BT seals

Marty Crighton
 

I will take 3 sets. Shipped to Cleveland OH, USA

Martyn Crighton  

SV NADA, SM 327
St. Lucia


On Fri, Jun 4, 2021, 08:33 Pietro Zaccari via groups.io <tsarzac=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
1.  Ken Powers Aquarius US and or EU
2.  Ken Powers Aquarius US and or EU
3.  Ken Powers Aquarius US and or EU
4.  Slavko Despotovic 
5.  Slavko Despotovic
6.  Eloi Bamberg
7.  Eloi Bamberg
8.  Dan Wilcox, Feierabend, Seattle WA
9.  Dan Wilcox, Feierabend, Seattle WA
10.  Dan Wilcox, Feierabend, Seattle WA
11. Pietro Zaccari, Bolero, Italy
12. Pietro Zaccari, Bolero, Italy
13. Pietro Zaccari, Bolero, Italy


Pietro
Bolero SM 364, Bocca di Magra

Inviato da iPad


--
Marty and Angela Crighton
Future Amel Owners
Pyeongtaek, South Korea


Re: BT seals

Ken Powers SV Aquarius <ken@...>
 

Thanks for the Feedback Pat,  

If you are correct, then my drawings are incorrect.  This is why I want to get the instructions completed, seems many people do not know how to install these seals.

Hopefully more people, some that have installed these seals, can give us some more insight.  

Ken
Aquarius
SM2K#262


Re: BT seals

Paul Guenette
 

Hi Ken,

Please put me down for two sets

Thanks

Paul Guenette

Aramis SM 444
Comox, BC, Canada


Re: BT seals

Stefano Biffi
 

Ken please 3 set for me. Boat in Italy thanks

Stefano
N’EVEREST Super Maramu 185
Italy

Il giorno 4 giu 2021, alle ore 05:58, Paul Stascavage via groups.io <pstas2003=yahoo.com@groups.io> ha scritto:

Ken,

Please put me down for 2 sets to be shipped to NY

All the Best,

Paul Stascavage
S/V Rita Kathryn SM #466

RitaKathryn.com

Currently Exploring City Island NY






Re: BT seals

Paul Stascavage
 

Ken,

Please put me down for 2 sets to be shipped to NY

All the Best,

Paul Stascavage
S/V Rita Kathryn SM #466

RitaKathryn.com

Currently Exploring City Island NY


Re: BT seals

Patrick McAneny
 

I bought the seals months ago and being confused as to how they were to be installed ,I have not installed them. It would be helpful to see a photo of these seals installed in position. I have a set and a couple of weeks ago ,uncertain how to install them ,I installed my bow thruster in the original manner. Could these assumptions be confirmed.
1. Would I be correct to assume that the Amel supplied oil seal is not installed and that the larger female seal is installed in its place ?
2. The smaller seal just slides onto the shaft and moves up and down with the shaft and fits into the main seal when the thruster is lowered?
3. The foam seal is eliminated or its interior diameter is enlarged enough to allow the smaller seal to pass through and seal against the larger seal ?
4. If my assumptions are correct ,than these seals would only come in contact with each other ,when the thruster is in the down position , which is not when I have had water leak into the boat ,it has been underway in heavy seas.
5. Will these seals keep water out better than the oil seal we have used to this point. I only had leaking once after I failed to replace the two foam seals on the exterior ,thinking that they looked good ,but must have been compressed and lost their ability to seal properly. 
Thanks,
Pat
SM Shenanigans


-----Original Message-----
From: Ken Powers SV Aquarius <ken@...>
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Sent: Fri, Jun 4, 2021 5:58 am
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] BT seals

To EVERYONE that has installed the new gaskets, and everyone that would like to buy the new gaskets. 

I don't think it wise to ship these gaskets without a good set of instructions!  I am working on a set of instructions, but NEED SOME HELP.  I have not installed these gaskets, and not sure I am getting the process down properly.  Please review my drawings, and let me know 1) If there is anything wrong, and 2) how to make them more understandable.  Please correct anything you see wrong, and I will change it, and everyone will get a good set of instructions.  Best adhesives and other products used would be nice to know as well.

We all want our Amels to be perfect!  I know page 4 and 5 might be overkill, but it's probably how I am going to do it.  Let me know your thoughts.

Ken Powers
Aquarius
SM2K#262


Re: BT seals

Pietro Zaccari
 

1.  Ken Powers Aquarius US and or EU
2.  Ken Powers Aquarius US and or EU
3.  Ken Powers Aquarius US and or EU
4.  Slavko Despotovic 
5.  Slavko Despotovic
6.  Eloi Bamberg
7.  Eloi Bamberg
8.  Dan Wilcox, Feierabend, Seattle WA
9.  Dan Wilcox, Feierabend, Seattle WA
10.  Dan Wilcox, Feierabend, Seattle WA
11. Pietro Zaccari, Bolero, Italy
12. Pietro Zaccari, Bolero, Italy
13. Pietro Zaccari, Bolero, Italy


Pietro
Bolero SM 364, Bocca di Magra

Inviato da iPad


Re: BT seals

Dariusz Przygonski SN#89 LILA
 

Hi
Will thi
set of bow thruster sealst fit 1993 Santorin hull number 89


Re: BT seals

Dariusz Przygonski SN#89 LILA
 

Hi
Will this
sets of bow thruster seals fit 1993 Santorin hull number 89 ?


Engine blowers

william reynolds
 

My engine room fans have a snag
The engine room fans (exhaust and supply) are 24 vdc fans running on 12 vdc to extend their life but run a bit slower. These fans are actuated any time you have 12  vdc to the engine. When you shut down the engine and cut the 12 vdc the intake and exhaust fans will run until the engine room drops to a designated temperature. Does anyone know where this thermo device is located?  Mine occasionally fails ON and I have to pull the C/B to stop it. Nikimat in the past has posted the most extensive information and pictures available but this seems to be a new problem.
Bill Reynolds
Cloudstreet SM2K 331


Re: BT seals

Nick Fowle SM 404 Rascal <svrascal@...>
 

Nick Fowle Rascal US 
Nick Fowle Rascal US 

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On Thu, Jun 3, 2021 at 3:46 PM, Ken Powers SV Aquarius <ken@...> wrote:
Updated List for the 20 units Bow Thruster Seals----

1.  Ken Powers Aquarius US and or EU

2.  Ken Powers Aquarius US and or EU
3.  Ken Powers Aquarius US and or EU
4.  Slavko Despotovic #279 Bonne Anse in Portoroz
5.  Slavko Despotovic #279 Bonne Anse in Portoroz
6.  Eloi Bamberg SM2K 426 RedLion
7.  Eloi Bamberg SM2K 426 RedLion
8.  Dan Wilcox, Seattle Wa Feierabend SM #86
9.  Dan Wilcox, Seattle Wa Feierabend SM #86
10.  Dan Wilcox, Seattle Wa Feierabend SM #86
11.  Juan de Zulueta, Ophelie x, France
12.  Juan de Zulueta, Ophelie x, France
13.  DAN, SV Flygirl, Coronado CA
14.  DAN, SV Flygirl, Coronado CA
15.  Darren & Karen SM171 Tradewinds III Tasmania, Australia. (We will figure out how to get them to you later)
16.  Darren & Karen SM171 Tradewinds III Tasmania, Australia. (We will figure out how to get them to you later)
17.  Darren & Karen SM171 Tradewinds III Tasmania, Australia. (We will figure out how to get them to you later)
18.  Chuck Lacey sv Joy #388
19.  Pierre Blouin SV Viva, SM#374 Portland, OR
20.  Pierre Blouin SV Viva, SM#374 Portland, OR
21.  Ross Hickey SV Intrepid Kiwi. SM2K #356 Currently in Turkey
22.  Ross Hickey SV Intrepid Kiwi. SM2K #356 Currently in Turkey

Please add yourself quickly as we only have a few more days to up the order.

Ken
Aquarius
SM2K#262


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