[Amel] Onan genset starting problems


amelforme
 

Hey Jeff! Not to be professional; to be safe and free from a potential fire
source. All storage batteries store lots of energy that must be able to be
taken out of a circuit quickly in case of a short circuit.



All the best,

Joel



Joel F. Potter - Cruising Yacht Specialist, LLC

Amel's Sole Associate for the Americas

Mailing Address: 401 East Las Olas Boulevard #130-126

Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301

Phone: (954) 462-5869

Email: jfpottercys@att.net

www.yachtworld.com/jfpottercys


svsummerlove <svsummerlove@...>
 

Hi Joel,

For purposes of safety and fire prevention, I would recommend an inline fuse over a cut off switch. In the event of a dead short to ground, the wire (and probably the switch too) would already be on fire before you could even think about turning off the switch. Make sure the fuse is properly sized for the "wire gauge", as opposed to the "working load".

Steve
SM340
Summer Love

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com, "Joel F. Potter" <jfpottercys@...> wrote:

Hey Jeff! Not to be professional; to be safe and free from a potential fire
source. All storage batteries store lots of energy that must be able to be
taken out of a circuit quickly in case of a short circuit.



All the best,

Joel



Joel F. Potter - Cruising Yacht Specialist, LLC

Amel's Sole Associate for the Americas

Mailing Address: 401 East Las Olas Boulevard #130-126

Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301

Phone: (954) 462-5869

Email: jfpottercys@...

www.yachtworld.com/jfpottercys









amelforme
 

Hi Steve, I agree that both a switch and a fusible link are the best way to
go for sure, but in most countries, builder requirements only require a shut
off switch. When my clients upgrade the storage batteries following the sale
of a brokerage boat, I always recommend both as I have first hand experience
with what happens when one or the other is missing. Point well taken.



All the best,

Joel F. Potter





Joel F. Potter - Cruising Yacht Specialist, LLC

Amel's Sole Associate for the Americas

Mailing Address: 401 East Las Olas Boulevard #130-126

Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301

Phone: (954) 462-5869 Cell: (954) 812-2485

Email: <mailto:jfpottercys@att.net> jfpottercys@att.net

<http://www.yachtworld.com/jfpottercys> www.yachtworld.com/jfpottercys



From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of svsummerlove
Sent: Tuesday, May 24, 2011 10:07 AM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [Amel] Onan genset starting problems





Hi Joel,

For purposes of safety and fire prevention, I would recommend an inline fuse
over a cut off switch. In the event of a dead short to ground, the wire (and
probably the switch too) would already be on fire before you could even
think about turning off the switch. Make sure the fuse is properly sized for
the "wire gauge", as opposed to the "working load".

Steve
SM340
Summer Love

--- In amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com> , "Joel F. Potter"
<jfpottercys@...> wrote:

Hey Jeff! Not to be professional; to be safe and free from a potential
fire
source. All storage batteries store lots of energy that must be able to be
taken out of a circuit quickly in case of a short circuit.



All the best,

Joel



Joel F. Potter - Cruising Yacht Specialist, LLC

Amel's Sole Associate for the Americas

Mailing Address: 401 East Las Olas Boulevard #130-126

Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301

Phone: (954) 462-5869

Email: jfpottercys@...

www.yachtworld.com/jfpottercys









Patrick McAneny
 

Steve, Last week I was down below when a lot of smoke poured from the
starboard lockers. I found the power supply cord to the tv fried. The inverter
was on supplying 110v. the tv was off ,I guess the cord or tv had a short. I
just put a gfi outlet to supply power in the future . Is that protection
enough or should I fuse the power cord as well. I am very glad I was onboard to
shut the power off.No other wiring was burnt. I think the tv that are built
today always have current to them provided there is a power source even when
the power is turned off. Thanks Pat