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    Millie Fleur

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  1. We have a charge control/battery charger display by sterling power. This turns on when we hook up to the shore power to charge the batteries. It then beeps after about 10mins saying batteries over temp. We also have solar panels and a different display for the solar In the picture is the Stirling power display one Also I found the picture of the temperature sensor on the internet on the sterling power website https://sterling-power.com/search?type=product&q=Temperature+sensor
  2. Oh yes well spotted! I don't know if mine is the same as that mine is a black and red wire with the metal ring. Perhaps mine isn't meant to sit underneath the battery and actually on the negative of the battery? I don't really know much about electrics only basic knowledge how will I know if it's the same as the picture???
  3. I definitely think it's the heat sensor playing up. It's very annoying all I want to do is charge my new batteries and make sure they don't go under 12v ??? I've move the heat sensor completely away from the batteries and the charge controller is still saying over heating The heat sensor is just a wire with a metal bit on that sits underneath the battery (see picture) I'm gunna have a go at disconnecting all the batteries and reconnecting them properly. Or perhaps I need to fit a new temperature sensor. But I wouldn't really know where to start with that
  4. No not hot to touch I just went and checked
  5. Yes we have a heat sensor connector to the batteries that monitors the heat of the batteries and their outer casing. Both these temperatures show up on our battery charge controller The batteries are around +45degrees and the outer casing +22degrees when on charge
  6. Hi We recently bought 3 new leisure batteries as the old ones were not holding any charge. We have plugged in to hook up to charge the batteries as they weren't even half full on our solar charge control. But every time we we plug in the hook up to the battery charger the battery charger beeps saying the batteries are over heating. Is it something we have done wrong? What is causing the batteries to over heat when on charge? What are the dangers of over heating batteries? We have a sterling power product battery charge controller And we have fitted 3 new leisure batteries from halfords Voltage: 12V with Capacity 115Ah im getting very stressed and worried because I don't want overheating batteries but also I don't want them to drop below 12v
  7. Hi Tony I think your right! I have just researched the three stages of charging. Why do you think it may be to early for an optimum charge? Please can you explain? Sorry I am new to all of this and learning!
  8. Hey guys So we fitted 3 brand new leisure batteries today as our others were not holding any charge and on the recent survey it was recommended we replace them. I replaced the batteries with 3 brand new leisure batteries from Halfords Voltage: 12V with Capacity 115Ah everything is working fine on the boat the solar charge control has a happy face with full batteries our other charge control was saying 78 mins absorpt wet open (see picture) I have no idea what this means and wondered if any one knew??? We are new to this boat and getting to know it. It may be a silly question but I'm curious to know what it means Thanks
  9. Thank you so much this information is such a great help! I will pass it on to my mum ?
  10. Hey guys So my mum has bought herself a 50ft narrowboat. It's currently at hilperton marina but she wants it moved to Evesham marina. On water it's gunna have to be taken the long way round along the k&a then up to Oxford round Birmingham and down to Worcester and onto Evesham. I don't have the time to help her move it so she is looking for a skipper to do this journey. Can anyone recommend some good skippers for her to look into? The other option is taking it by road on a flatbed. Is there anything she should be wary of putting it on a flatbed (I'm of the opinion boats like being in the water) Any advice would be appreciated Thanks
  11. Is it crowded on the canals round bath at the moment?
  12. I have had a look at the moorings at Victoria basin but they say leisure only! How strict are they with how many nights you stay??? How do they monitor it?
  13. Hey So we have just bought our second boat she is such an upgrade from my previous boat! I've gone from 26ft to 45ft! Which is very exciting!! We didn't think we would be buying so quickly but this boat came up and we just had that feeling it was the right boat when we viewed it and we bought it. Anyway we have bought it at a very tricky time. Ideally we would like to be on a winter mooring until the river calms down and we can be closer to Bristol. But we have searched and searched the marinas, the CRT moorings, we have gone to the marinas in person in hope of having better luck that way. But unfortunately we haven't found anything. I've searched the forums for any leads but most posts are from a few years ago so I thought I would ask again to see if anyone had any leads or insights! Does anyone know of somewhere a 45ft narrowboat could moore up for winter? Close to bath or Bristol? Failing that we could cc around the bath area. But me and my boyfriend are new to cc'ing this area. What areas can you stay for 14days? Details of these places would help us out a bunch!
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