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  1. great I will try this. Thank you Tony !
  2. electric back! all 12v stuff also working.. now just to work out how much life my batteries still have in them... thanks to everyone for comments and help
  3. Really helpful Thankyou! Through this whole battery saga I really want to know about more about my boat electrics so hopefully in the future I am a bit more capable in sorting minor problems myself.. can anyone recommend any books / YouTube vids or anything else to get me a bit more clued up?
  4. Confirmed switchy action is happening but still no luck. As well as trying to insert a little ball of foil as Tony suggested in previous comment
  5. Okay thanks for this! Yes you are right it was set to both and I always have set it to that, not sure if that is the right thing to do? Yes hopefully the mains will be sorted soon... So if I start re charging them is there a smart way to test if they are actually recharging? As opposed to dead and not taking any charge
  6. Still waiting for my electric to be topped up as the marina office hours during covid / lockdown are reduced! But when I get back onto the mains I’ll let you know. But pre to my electricity credit running out everything was working, even though I’m betting the 12v batteries had been not working for a while without me realising..
  7. Yes pretty sure both are on (and have tried flicking them the other way just incase I’m being stupid and no changes)
  8. Thankyou so much for this! I will try what you have suggested and re read a couple of times to get my head round it! Have attached other photos of the batteries also if it helps
  9. Sorry isn’t working. And just tried this still no luck..!
  10. Also now feeling very stupid for not knowing what my battery isolation was as there is a large plaque telling me.... 🤦‍♀️
  11. Also tried starting the engine and looks like the starter motor isn’t working either
  12. No Problem, thanks for offering anyway and totally understandable lock down is making things trickier to sort! If my batteries are dead , and I top up my electricity - until I get round to replacing the batteries, is there any problems with running off just the mains? I assume the mains still travels through these batteries (correct me if I'm wrong) but doing this will it cause any future problems with the electrics on my boat? good idea- will try this when I am back thank you for the suggestion.
  13. sorry the 'changed that' was related to the location you had mentioned for some reasons was 'freelance'
  14. whoops I didn't realise it was set to that- have now changed! I don't have an inverter as when not plugged in the 240V plugs don't work - which never was a problem for me as I stay put in the marina and only go out for the occasional weekend. The 'inverter charger' is this different to an inverter? Think I was more aware of my battery setup when first buying the boat and had forgotten it all as I haven't been cruising and hadn't thought about it! So will try and learn a bit more about the setup... They are open cells, and I have two batteries. w
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