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Markinaboat

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  • Birthday 11/29/1955

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Oxfordshire
  • Interests
    er, narrowboating, astronomy, bikes (the motor kind), cider, beer, food, my cat

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  • Occupation
    Safety Advisor in Films/ Fire Risk Assessor
  • Boat Name
    Amazing Grace
  • Boat Location
    West London

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  1. Markinaboat

    Alternator not charging quickly enough

    Thanks for the quick feedback Alan. The clamp was around the cable without touching it. It was only a very quick 'try' due to time constraints but placed it around the charger (Victron multi) output as well as on a battery positive which is where I got the 0.22. I can;t remember but there were a few amps going in. I've got a BMV 501 gauge and think it's faulty as giving out odd readings. (got the boat and 'charge battery', '84% remaining', good voltage. Further, when in float, it shows the amps as -2amps (obviously varies). Then, when I use the scroll button and the back-light comes on, a further draw of 6 amps is displayed!? I did take some video but probably too large a file, will make a shorter version or several clips mid week when back at the boat. The vendor put new Leoch SLA's in when I bought the boat recently so I checked all of the parameters and adjusted a little to spec to suit. That was the expression I had when I was playing with the BMV! Funnily enough, my surname is Rowan. Whilst I'm glad I don't look like him, I wish I had his dosh 😉
  2. Markinaboat

    Alternator not charging quickly enough

    Tried out the UNI-T 204 the other day on the 40 amp setting. Is a reading of 00.22 .......... 22, 2.2 or 0.22 amps?
  3. Markinaboat

    Chimney length

    couple more pics. Doesn't look like anything's broken off.
  4. Markinaboat

    Chimney length

    Exhaust gas from a premier range? It's not for the engine, 5/6" collar and short. 😄 Cant see how anything could be reliably attached and wouldn't want to rely on it with someone sleeping in the BMC.
  5. Markinaboat

    Chimney length

    Whilst we're on the subject, found this on the new boat in the back cabin. Being the only one, presumably it's for the premier range. It has a lid but no means of holding the lid open. Just a split pin through the hinge that I'll need to remove. Have googled but not found this.
  6. Markinaboat

    Alternator not charging quickly enough

    Thanks - so will the 204A be able to measure amps being drawn as well as output from 1amp upwards? Haven't clicked the 'buy' button yet.
  7. Markinaboat

    Alternator not charging quickly enough

    Aha! I just managed to cancel the order before dispatch so taking your advice and going for the 204A. Bigger clamp as well. Thanks!
  8. Markinaboat

    Alternator not charging quickly enough

    Already ordered the 210E on Amazon. Can't imagine I'd go anywhere near 100 amps as for alternator testing and general usage. Surely a milliamp or 10 out won't be an issue?
  9. Markinaboat

    Alternator not charging quickly enough

    Thanks, but from what I can see, it's the only one they do that measures DC and also at low (2) amps
  10. Markinaboat

    Alternator not charging quickly enough

    Good test and long-term reliability thread here. Am going to order one now. Apologies if it appears I'm hijacking the OP's thread but thought better than starting a new one. https://www.eevblog.com/forum/testgear/a-look-at-the-uni-t-ut210e/
  11. Markinaboat

    Alternator not charging quickly enough

    he was working in milli amps. I did see another review earlier where the test was 2 - 5 amps and was near enough but did fluctuate. Would be interested to know how it fairs when checking the alternator output at high(er) amps?
  12. Markinaboat

    Alternator not charging quickly enough

    After further research, it seems the UNI-T clamp meter is not that accurate although not sure if this applies to higher amps? Googling finds the Fluke 325 but around £150! Has anyone got anything that maybe sits between? https://www.edwardes.co.uk/en/products/fluke-325-400a-600v-ac-dc-true-rms-digital-clamp-meter?utm_medium=google_shopping&utm_source=google&utm_campaign=google_shopping&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI9e_Jj7GJ3wIVBIXVCh2Y_Ax6EAQYAiABEgIGsvD_BwE
  13. Markinaboat

    Boat safety surveyor required

    I've had various surveys over the years and was recently, highly impressed with Steve Hands. http://boatsurveyor.org/contact-me/
  14. Markinaboat

    JD3 oil pressure

    Thanks guys.
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