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Old 04-24-2016, 11:08 AM
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Main breaker tripping intermittently

The main breaker is occasionally tripping. I know right when it happens because the low voltage alarm sounds. But I haven't been able to figure out what is making it trip. Any ideas on what to check?
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Old 04-24-2016, 11:12 AM
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The main breaker is occasionally tripping. I know right when it happens because the low voltage alarm sounds. But I haven't been able to figure out what is making it trip. Any ideas on what to check?
not the same problem, but my 13 X30 would trip if the Stereo was louder and the Ballast pumps all surged at the same time....
But only if the ENGINE was OFF
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Old 04-24-2016, 04:08 PM
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May be similar. Ballast pumps may have been running each time. I'll test that theory next trip out. Thanks!
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Old 04-24-2016, 06:25 PM
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How are your ballast pumps wired in? Mine go directly to the house battery. You are talking about the 40 amp next to the battery that goes to the helm or the one on the engine? Any changes recently?
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Old 04-24-2016, 06:52 PM
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The 40 amp lever breaker next to the batteries is the one that trips. No recent changes other than new house battery. But this was happening last year as well
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Old 04-24-2016, 08:06 PM
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Do you have any extra accessories connected past the 40 amp breaker at the rear or tied into the helm?
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Old 04-24-2016, 09:29 PM
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Exile bluetooth receiver and WS420 are tied in at the helm
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Old 04-24-2016, 09:50 PM
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The main breaker is occasionally tripping. I know right when it happens because the low voltage alarm sounds. But I haven't been able to figure out what is making it trip. Any ideas on what to check?
Clean the battery posts and tighten the battery cables. They may look clean, but resistance isn't always obvious.
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Old 04-24-2016, 10:24 PM
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+1 on what Jim said. If you still have problems, get a clamp on amp meter and check the current that you are pulling on each pump. You could have a bad ballast pump drawing extra current.
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Old 04-25-2016, 09:10 AM
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That audio gear doesn't pull enough to cause this problem. The pumps have a 20 amp breaker for each pump so if that accidentally did get wired to the 40 amp breaker that's your problem. If the pumps are wired directly to the battery it sounds like your wiring is correct and you have a resistance problem from that breaker on. I'd also suspect the breaker itself.
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