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    6 weeks ago I posted about hitting a dead head and knocking out all my running great from the engine back. Well, the repair is done and the new setup runs smooth as glass. There however is one thing left. When reinstalling the batteries some thing has gone wrong. The batteries have full charge but it is not making it to the engine. I am having a heck of a time trying to find out where the break in the circuit is. Between the house bank and the main panel there is a hundred amp fuse. It is intact and has a spare located next to it. I cannot find the one for the starting bank. I am getting and error message from my charger that makes me think that a blown fuse is the issue. any ideas?

    Thanks,

    Bill

    1995 4788 with Hino 310's

    Starting bank consists of two 8 D starting batteries house bank is two 8D deep cycle


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    Thanks,
    Bill

    #2
    Two 8D starting batteries... hmm.. Are you running a fifty ton mining truck?

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      #3
      If it's like some of my circuits on Omega, there are several circuit breakers. The first throught, though, is are you sure your battery switch in th rear of the salon (if it's like my old 4588) is turned on. I mistakenly thought I had an issue, only to find I had forgotten to throw the battery switch... lol...

      Just a thought,

      BJ

      OMEGA

      5788
      BJ
      OMEGA
      5788

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        #4
        Thank you for the replies. Yes 2 8 D's seem like overkill to me as well. When I replace them I will move to a smaller set up. I have looked at all the battery switches and checked them for continuity and they seem fine. I have 12.5 v t the battery but no charge is going frrom the xantrax true charge2 to the starting battery bank. There is no voltage at the engine where two thick ground cables connect to the bell housing and two thick positive cable connect to the starter motor. I am thinking there is a large fuse between the batteries and the starter. As I mentioned above there is a 100 amp fuse for the house bank.
        Thanks,
        Bill

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          #5
          Check the red breaker on the port eng, goes to starters on both engines. On my 310s it was hidden under the innercooler. I moved it so it is more visable. You might have to lightly tap the red reset with a light hammer.
          Started boating 1965
          Bayliners owned: 26 Victoria, 28 Bounty, 32, 38, and 47 since 1996

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            #6
            Bayliner pit 2 8Ds in hundreds of boats.
            Started boating 1965
            Bayliners owned: 26 Victoria, 28 Bounty, 32, 38, and 47 since 1996

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              #7
              2 8D's are standard setup fyi!! So, no 50 ton mining truck. Yes, others have changed to different batts.

              Have you checked with Xantrex about the fault light? If I remember correctly isn't there an error code associated? I have that same panel in my boat too.

              Derek
              1997 Bayliner 2588 Cierra 7.4 Bravo 1 - Mahal
              (past)1997 Bayliner 4788 w/330 Cummins - Phoenix
              (past) 1987 Bayliner 3218 w/135 Hino - True Story

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                #8
                My 4588 has two NEW 8D starting batteries on the starboard side. There is a combo switch in the starboard rear cabinet with the other combo switches. ALL batteries, Port side 8D (new) and six 6 volts (new) can be combined to also start as well. There at two switches on the DC panel for the engines to get power to the start switches. Also both upper and lower helms must be in Neutral to allow the starter(s) to engage.

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                  #9
                  Thank you for the replays. I called the fellow that did the work on the transmission/drive line back in and he found where he had made an error in reconnecting the batteries. It was hidden from view.

                  Again thank you for your help

                  Bill
                  Thanks,
                  Bill

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