Shore power

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  1. Legend13

    Legend13 Member

    79
    Feb 21, 2019
    Cape Coral, FL
    1999 26 ft Sea Ray Sundancer
    5.7 EFI MERC. BRAVO 3
    1999 sea ray sundancer Cape Coral Fl. Say this quick. Had 2 dead batteries and charger. Bought 2 new batteries and charger. Installed batteries and charger, charger is had wire from breaker board.

    Here we go charger not working. Checked with meter dock power plug, electrical cord to boat all good . Next breaker box meter in box says 110 volts. So I decided to turn everything on clicking all circuit breakers, microwave, refrigerate, plugs, and air all work. So I had no power to direct wire to charger. So I disconnected charger and wired a 3 way plug on to it and plug into outlet and bettery charger and everything workes. Why don't I have power to my direct wire to charger. Help please
     
  2. Cocktail Time

    Cocktail Time Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    814
    Jul 9, 2007
    Lake Lanier, GA
    1998 400 Sundancer, Garmin 840xs GPS, Furuno RDP-110, B&G GPS pilot etc.
    Cat 3116's, Westerbeke 7.6kw
    Have you swapped out the circuit breaker for the Charger with a known good one? They crap out, rarely, but they do fail.
     
  3. Lazy Daze

    Lazy Daze Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 21, 2009
    PA
    Various
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    What does "Say this quick" mean?

    Did you turn on the breaker labelled "converter"? In your model year, that is likely what the charger is labelled as. Otherwise, along the line of what Cocktail is saying, check for voltage on both sides of the breaker.
     
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  4. Legend13

    Legend13 Member

    79
    Feb 21, 2019
    Cape Coral, FL
    1999 26 ft Sea Ray Sundancer
    5.7 EFI MERC. BRAVO 3
    All is new , new batteries and charger 12v pro sport. Everything was working before and then batteries died and then charger would work off and on .I have new caharger plug into outlet on boat and all working well. Everthi g on my circuit board is working except the direct wire that runs from the circuit breaker to the charger no power there. Is there a breaker or switch on my boat I don't know about . 1999 sea ray sundancer.
     
  5. Lazy Daze

    Lazy Daze Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 21, 2009
    PA
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    Did you read my reply?
     
  6. Legend13

    Legend13 Member

    79
    Feb 21, 2019
    Cape Coral, FL
    1999 26 ft Sea Ray Sundancer
    5.7 EFI MERC. BRAVO 3
    Everthingelse has a breaker except the battery it just runs of the main breaker switch. When u switch on reverse polarity and meter comes on my is on and says 110 votes
     
  7. sdarc

    sdarc Active Member

    Dec 20, 2010
    Piedmont NC
    Boatless
    Boatless
    As Cocktail Time said and Lazy agreed to, check the power on both sides of the breaker.
     
  8. Lazy Daze

    Lazy Daze Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 21, 2009
    PA
    Various
    Various
    I feel like the guy on stage, tapping the mic, saying "Is this thing on?"! :) Did you read my reply?

    I'm not sure what your second sentence is all about. It makes no sense the way it is written.
     
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  9. Legend13

    Legend13 Member

    79
    Feb 21, 2019
    Cape Coral, FL
    1999 26 ft Sea Ray Sundancer
    5.7 EFI MERC. BRAVO 3
    Don't now what quick means type error I guess. So u are saying unscrew entire brake box and check what there is no breaker for battery
     
  10. Lazy Daze

    Lazy Daze Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 21, 2009
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    Did you read my reply?

    -- Just figured I'd get it out of the way and ask it a third time...

    But, are you saying that there is no breaker labelled "converter"?
     
  11. sdarc

    sdarc Active Member

    Dec 20, 2010
    Piedmont NC
    Boatless
    Boatless
    Evidently not.
     
  12. Legend13

    Legend13 Member

    79
    Feb 21, 2019
    Cape Coral, FL
    1999 26 ft Sea Ray Sundancer
    5.7 EFI MERC. BRAVO 3
    U feel like guy on mic how do u thinking feel iam going crazy with this
     
  13. Lazy Daze

    Lazy Daze Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 21, 2009
    PA
    Various
    Various
    Slow down and take a breath, friend. Everything is solvable - and this is an easy one.
     
  14. Legend13

    Legend13 Member

    79
    Feb 21, 2019
    Cape Coral, FL
    1999 26 ft Sea Ray Sundancer
    5.7 EFI MERC. BRAVO 3
    There is a breaker box with a reverse polarity lite and a meter shore power on everything AC working except power to cord or wire to charger. Microwave,refg,plugs,air con all have a breaker no breaker that saysbattery
     
  15. sdarc

    sdarc Active Member

    Dec 20, 2010
    Piedmont NC
    Boatless
    Boatless
    Batteries don't have a breaker. They are not a circuit. They supply power to circuits. The switch labeled "Converter" is the breaker for the battery charger. Power enters on one side of the breaker and leaves out the out the other side if the breaker is on. If no power leaving then either the breaker is not on or it is defective. Or the wiring to the charger was not installed correctly.
     
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  16. Legend13

    Legend13 Member

    79
    Feb 21, 2019
    Cape Coral, FL
    1999 26 ft Sea Ray Sundancer
    5.7 EFI MERC. BRAVO 3
    Meter says 110volts on breaker box
     
  17. Lazy Daze

    Lazy Daze Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 21, 2009
    PA
    Various
    Various
    Can someone please insert a "smilie" for "rolling eyes"? I don't know how to do anything other than :) and ;)

    Legend... "converter". Yes or no?
     
  18. Legend13

    Legend13 Member

    79
    Feb 21, 2019
    Cape Coral, FL
    1999 26 ft Sea Ray Sundancer
    5.7 EFI MERC. BRAVO 3
    The wiring has to be right had boat for 8 years never had this problem always supplied power to batteries from shore power
     
  19. Legend13

    Legend13 Member

    79
    Feb 21, 2019
    Cape Coral, FL
    1999 26 ft Sea Ray Sundancer
    5.7 EFI MERC. BRAVO 3
    To me when u say converter to me it means charger charger, converts 110volts to 12 volts that's my converter
     
  20. sdarc

    sdarc Active Member

    Dec 20, 2010
    Piedmont NC
    Boatless
    Boatless
    If you can take a picture of your breaker panel
     

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