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2 week ago had problem with hot wather tank (tripping breaker ) ? went there sunday to enjoy boating ( Batterys dead ) Trip breaker off on battery charge ? Changed battery changer ( new ) Diffrent style instead (hard wire ) went with plug in style .Hard wired ( tripped breaker ) Hooked up plug in style worked fine .(plug outlet ) 3 BATTERY CHARGES in 8 yrs ?I m lost...
 

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QUOTE(bestlight48312 @ Jun 15 2009, 01:01 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>2 week ago had problem with hot wather tank (tripping breaker ) ? went there sunday to enjoy boating ( Batterys dead ) Trip breaker off on battery charge ? Changed battery changer ( new ) Diffrent style instead (hard wire ) went with plug in style .Hard wired ( tripped breaker ) Hooked up plug in style worked fine .(plug outlet ) 3 BATTERY CHARGES in 8 yrs ?I m lost...
I had a simular problem on my last boat in regards to the hot water heater.. If your water heater went bad try replaceing the heater element.. That is more then likely what is triping your breaker not you battery charger. If you turned on your hot water tank and there was no water in it you more then likley overheated the heating elelment and shorted it out. I'm pretty sure you can buy a replacement element at home depote.. Sounds to me like your hot water tank and Battery charger are wired to the same circuit breaker if they are I would look at wiring your hot water tank to it's own circuit so that you can turn it off and still leave your battery charger on.. Always make sure there is water in your hot water tank before turning power on to it and never leave you hot water heater on for extended periods unless your there everyday.. If you have a small water leak and the hot water tank drains it will short out the heating element.. Hot water tanks on boats don't have thermostats and the heating element stays on as long as the power to it is on and they will overheat and shortout in no time if there is a loss of water to keep them somewhat cool.
 
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