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Re: ProNautic 1230P
« Reply #15 on: September 02, 2016, 01:50:10 PM »

RC,

CH >tongue< EEK.  You need a vaka!!

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Re: ProNautic 1230P
« Reply #16 on: September 02, 2016, 02:01:52 PM »

RC,

CH >tongue< EEK.  You need a vaka!!

ken

Ah missed that in type.. Sadly I just got back from a delivery and then cruising... :thumb: Need more I guess... D'oh.....
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Re: ProNautic 1230P
« Reply #17 on: September 06, 2016, 12:00:49 PM »

Was at the boat today.  Programmed my charger to the present #1.  Checked all the batteries with my volt meter before I turned on the charger.  #2 starting batter was fully charged,  my trojan house batteries were reading 12.75.  Turned on the charger, showed that #2 battery was fully charged, switched my battery switch to #1 battery, the same info.  When I put the battery switch on BOTH the charger sensed the need and proceeded to charge the house batteries(4trojans). Not sure why it needed to be on BOTH.  Perhaps someone with electrical knowledge(my knowledge is very limited) could give me some insight.  Appreciate any comments.
Paul
PS:  Eleven years with the non smart charger this was never an issue, perhaps ignorance is bliss.  The good news is that my house batteries were depended on the solar panel for 3 months.
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Re: ProNautic 1230P
« Reply #18 on: September 06, 2016, 12:19:38 PM »

Paul

What was the reserve V reading (you say "fully charged")?  How long had they been resting?  Any load whatsoever on the house?
I think the most positive way to do it, is to turn off the charger. connect to the batt, then turn on the charger.  Strange it did what it did when on "B" but I'm guessing that the Pronautic would probably catch up that the house needed ooomph, given some time -- might just be a lag time.

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Re: ProNautic 1230P
« Reply #19 on: September 06, 2016, 01:08:53 PM »

Starting battery on my volt meter was 14.8  They have been resting for 5 days.  The only think on my starting battery is my temp gauge for my espar heater.  The only load on the house battery is the LED battery light on the panel and my bilge pump.
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Re: ProNautic 1230P
« Reply #20 on: September 06, 2016, 05:10:39 PM »

Thanks for the thought, Ken.
I think that you are onto something.  Will try a be more patient with the charger. 
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Re: ProNautic 1230P
« Reply #21 on: September 06, 2016, 05:33:24 PM »

By "showing the battery was fully charged", do you mean the charger didn't respond? How long did you wait before switching from position 2 to 1? When turned on after sitting for a while, mine takes several seconds to start charging.
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Re: ProNautic 1230P
« Reply #22 on: September 06, 2016, 06:37:14 PM »

It took several seconds.  Before it went to the house bank, it was finishing up the starting battery.  I think that I was a little impatient.  Everything is working just fine.  I thought the charger would automatically go to the lowest battery bank.  Not sure where that thinking came from??  The battery switch has nothing to do with the shore power charger.
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Re: ProNautic 1230P
« Reply #23 on: September 08, 2016, 08:06:52 AM »

Battery charger operating just fine.  Only one question.  My house batteries showing 13.45 and my Costco starting battery was at 14.9  Should I be think about a relay for the starting battery and what type do you recommend?
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Re: ProNautic 1230P
« Reply #24 on: September 08, 2016, 09:06:16 AM »

Paul

What voltage charge profile is your reserve battery looking for?

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Re: ProNautic 1230P
« Reply #25 on: September 08, 2016, 11:01:02 AM »

Spoke with a technician at ProMariner and he recommended for my setup to go with Sealed preset #1.  Cannot answer your question for the starting battery but am working on it.
Paul
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Re: ProNautic 1230P
« Reply #26 on: September 08, 2016, 12:39:16 PM »

Looks like the "technician" at ProMariner knows more about Trojan batteries than Trojan does... D'oh....

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Re: ProNautic 1230P
« Reply #27 on: September 08, 2016, 01:11:17 PM »

Thanks, Mainsail
I was able to find this but could not find the profile for the interstate starting battery.  Costco was no help and did search the internet.  No luck so far.
Also, mainesail, last spring you had a pic on the forum showing a unique connector for the negative cables to the engine block.  Your article was about something else, it just happened to be on the pic.
Any ideas?
Appreciate your response,
Paul 
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