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  1. eid

    Voltage on a new starter battery

    Thanks for the explanation. I used to do it with crisp packets to shrink them, and used fireworks, for what reason I haven't a bloody clue. Kids eh 🙄
  2. eid

    Voltage on a new starter battery

    Great. How was the pie?
  3. eid

    Voltage on a new starter battery

    Why 14.6v rather than 14.4v? I have a setting on my charger for 14.7v. I was wondering when I should use it. . I put it on charge this morning at 14.4v. It went into absorption quite quickly and showed it was charging at 14.4v but only 0.1A. The reading on the terminals was 14.27v, like yesterday. I thought this rather odd so decided to phone the supplier for their opinion. While I was describing the above, I look up and see that the battery has suddenly gone to 14.5v. Thereafter it seemed to behave more properly (like my domestic bank) so I think all is well. Perhaps all this is explained by cuthound's post above.
  4. eid

    Voltage on a new starter battery

    Well it's been used once now and will be again this morning but then it's going to get charged in the marina. What ampage would you consider a trickle though (110AM battery)?
  5. eid

    Router

    In case anyone is interested, I have the Cello adapter now and did some measurements on the current with the router on but idle, with and without the inverter (I probably should have used watts but anyway: Inverter alone: 1.6amps Inverter and router : 2.0amps Router alone: 0.5a I also got a lead for the laptop. Tested it on the password screen (so idle): Inverter + laptop: 2.6a laptop alone: 0.9a Inverter/laptop/router: 3.0a laptop/router: 1.4a So, at least at idle the 12v adapters are as efficient as the 240v ones but I lose the inverter overhead and don't have to walk to the other end of the boat every time I want to use the internet.
  6. eid

    Voltage on a new starter battery

    Thank you, that was interesting. I really have learnt a lot about batteries on this forum. I'm relieved to know I haven't caused damage by using it like this.
  7. eid

    Voltage on a new starter battery

    I did see you previous post while searching. I have no way of measuring the current going in, unless I plug in my 240v charger. I may well do this, just so I can be sure. There's a marina just over there ^. I'm pretty sure the alternator on the starter charges at 14.4volts. Thanks Mike.
  8. eid

    Voltage on a new starter battery

    I need to move tomorrow anyway so I'll make sure to run the engine for hours and hours. It is wet, yes. I don't have a hydrometer yet but maybe it's time to get one. Thanks WotEver.
  9. I have just replaced my starter battery. The voltage on the new one was 12.7v, which I read is normal for a rested battery. However, I'm a bit puzzled by it's behaviour when compared to my old one, and the bank of leisure batteries. When on charge (engine running) for 2 hours, the voltage remained at 14.27/8 volts from start to finish. I'm sure my old one went slowly up to 14.40. When I cut the engine, this battery went down below 13v within half an hour. The old one stayed over 13v mostly if I remember correctly. The leisure bank is till 13.03v after an hour and under a small load. Do I need to put this battery on a long charge, or is there another explanation? Thanks
  10. eid

    Router

    It does already have a breaker on the socket but thanks for the advice (and laugh)
  11. eid

    What's up with the Canal and River Trust?

    My position was that your, Mr Smelly's and my interpretations were irrelevant. I'm glad that you, CaRT and the legislation all agree. Thank you for the above.
  12. eid

    What's up with the Canal and River Trust?

    Thanks for the link, I'll give it a read later. I'm not sure if I understand your point. Are you saying that because there is no clear definition of "bona fide navigation", personal interpretations are relevant? Otherwise I don't get why my position is weakened? OK forgetting definitions, my boating is quite active so far, though I have slowed down considerably since the grey set in. I'm in no danger of missing out I assure you (though I do have a desire to sail a proper boat on large waters). Thanks for the concern though. I would not, however, use my personal activity level to define how others ought to behave or whether they're fulfilling their obligations to the licence conditions (however vague they may be), nor whether they are "boating". Others seem to want to do this.
  13. eid

    What's up with the Canal and River Trust?

    Yes I got your point. I've been thinking about it, my own beliefs, and the contradiction therein. That sentence you quoted was exactly what I've been arguing against. Thanks for pointing it out. I have no idea but that doesn't make yours or my opinion any more relevant.
  14. eid

    What's up with the Canal and River Trust?

    Mine is no more relevant that yours. We're talking about the law.
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