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towboater posted 11-07-2006 06:08 AM ET (US)   Profile for towboater   Send Email to towboater  
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
alfa posted 11-07-2006 07:23 AM ET (US)     Profile for alfa  Send Email to alfa     
If you have a tachometer not working, there is a chance the rectifier is dead.
Chuck Tribolet posted 11-07-2006 09:48 AM ET (US)     Profile for Chuck Tribolet  Send Email to Chuck Tribolet     
Boat voltmeter, or your voltmeter?

If the boat's, try yours, measured at the battery. Please post
the readings from your voltmeter.


jimh posted 11-07-2006 11:45 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
My article on Permanent Magnet Alternators describes how the charging system on your motor operates:

towboater posted 11-09-2006 07:20 AM ET (US)     Profile for towboater  Send Email to towboater     
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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