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1993 Evinrude 115: No Charging
|Author||Topic: 1993 Evinrude 115: No Charging|
posted 11-07-2006 06:08 AM ET (US)
The voltmeter is not showing a charge. [The boat] has fairly new blue-top gel [batteries]. All connections are clean. As much as I understand internal combustion engines and electricity, I don't know squat about how outboards charge batteries.Thanks for [a] link or any basic information. mk
posted 11-07-2006 07:23 AM ET (US)
If you have a tachometer not working, there is a chance the rectifier is dead.
posted 11-07-2006 09:48 AM ET (US)
Boat voltmeter, or your voltmeter?
If the boat's, try yours, measured at the battery. Please post
posted 11-07-2006 11:45 PM ET (US)
My article on Permanent Magnet Alternators describes how the charging system on your motor operates:
posted 11-09-2006 07:20 AM ET (US)
thx all, basically I was looking for Jims boat electric 101 article that I read some time ago an couldnt find because I was too tired and lazy...
I will test, and report here before I do anything drastic.
Come to think of it, my Fluke multi purpose tester burned up.
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