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Boat Gives Slight Shock When Charging

Thread in 'Marine Electronics' started by Kevin Pinsonat, Aug 1, 2019.

  1. Kevin Pinsonat

    Kevin Pinsonat New Member

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    2CDE251E-B528-4A43-AD1E-46968FFE17CE.png I have a 2009 Tournament V-18 (aluminum) and when my charger is plugged in, and I am barefoot and lean slowly up against the side or gunwale to bare skin , I get a tingling shock kinda like a 9 volt would do. I have spent hours and even replaced my 2012 Minn Kota Precision Charger with the same 2019 version. It’s plugged into a GFCi plug, and I also tried other plugs in garage. I know all boats are different so it’s hard for someone to give me advice on this, but what I really want to know is what this current will do to the boat if left as is ?
     
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    I left off that the diagram above is how my system is wired.
     
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    You have a broken ground somewhere or a plug or chord wired wrong with the neutral wire and ground wire on your 120 volts reversed
     
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    I’ll Definitely check my wall outlet for the neutral and hot wired wrong. The weird part is when my (2) trolling batteries in parallel, which are joined to the cranking battery by a negative to negative, it makes the shock even worse. When I do not connect the trolling batteries to the cranking battery or the negative bus bar, the shock is still there but much less.
     
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