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Use surge protectors ! #12821949
07/09/18 04:46 PM
07/09/18 04:46 PM
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We had a storm yesterday and lights went crazy flashing on and off for a second or two. It cratered my block the phone charger cord plugs into in the shop so I went in the house and got another and plugged it in. Walked behind boat and checked to see if new starting battery Iíd just put in earlier that day was charged up yet. One bank on each 2 bank charger was red, saying check connections. Fuses were blown so I had to wait till this morning to hunt them down, drove all over as they werenít stocked in auto parts stores. Both blew soon as installed, not plugged in just from battery. One side of each charger is toast. Minnkota tech said not repairable so Iím out 2 new ones. I asked if surge protectors would harm chargers and he said no. Iíd have thought fuses would stop damage but Iíll have one on the new ones. I even double checked wiring on new battery but itís good. The wires to each post are tied with wire ties so basically like one for each side. And it charged for hrs. before storm hit. Just a heads up as Iíd never had this happen. May be a common thing but hopefully this saves one of you from losing one.









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Re: Use surge protectors ! [Re: Choogie Chunker] #12824262
07/11/18 10:38 AM
07/11/18 10:38 AM
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I would double check your ground rod connection to your electrical panel and make sure you have a good, tight connection.

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