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Old 31 January 2010, 08:18   #11
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No help with this issue I know, but when you get to fitting the A65, wire it to your "house" or backup battery, not the starter battery. The A65 will likely turn off when you start the motor - irritating when you are doing a stop start day as your VHF will start peeping for co-ords.

May not be an issue if you're not using a sounder module - they pull a lot of power.
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Old 31 January 2010, 10:36   #12
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Update!!

Went to maplin this morning and asked the guy to power up this DC supply and put a multimeteron it.
Lets just say i was astonished to see it gave a rather unexpected higher voltage than he or i had expected.
He got another display one from the shelf and with the mulitmeter it read 12.5 volts.

He has ordered another one for me and this time i have requested it be tested before i purchase.

I have sent Maplin Customer care an email explaining my case.

I'm lucky that the chartplotter didn't blow. even though i have a quick blow 4amp fuse on the live wire and it didn't blow!!

a feature of the raymarine a65 i have found out is if the voltage is high and higher than expected it powers down rather than blowing!!
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Lets just say i was astonished to see it gave a rather unexpected higher voltage than he or i had expected.
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Old 01 February 2010, 11:33   #14
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High voltage does not blow fuses, only high current.

Duff regulators in off the shelf PSU are not uncommon.
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