Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Barnoldswick's Lower Park Marina and the Case of the Missing Electrical Charge

Where, oh were has our battery charge gone?  Oh, where oh where can it be?

Yep, 5 new household batteries purchased recently and they are going flat faster than the five old ones of which only 3 worked.  Tis a puzzelment.

We had called ahead to this marina and made an "appointment" to see their resident electrical engineer.  Yesterday he and Mike crawled all around the boat checking things out trying to discover what gives.

The operative word being trying.

After over two hours and two different men looking at the system we are non the wiser as to what the problem actually is.

What we do know is:
  • all five of the new batteries that provide our household power are good
  • that the charging system is also good
  • that our draw on the system (power being used) has not increased
  • that the older batteries could handle this power draw and the new ones cannot
 The theory for now is:
  • that one or more of the batteries is discharging too quickly, but which one(s) and why we  do NOT know
So, today the boss of the marina, who was unavailable yesterday, will take a look see and hopefully we will get some answers.

If not, it might be time to call in Nancy Drew or The Hardy Boys.  

Stay tuned for the next episode.

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