See diagram attached.
Problem: Neither of my Orion chargers will power on. (They did briefly, but no longer)
Equipment Purpose: The Orion chargers were installed to simply reduce the ameperage my alternators would send to my lithium battery bank. (Marine/Catamaran). The point was to reduce wear/tear and to reduce heat generation so I stop shredding alternator belts.
Installation: 24v Alternator (+) to fuse to Orion input (+). Orion output (+) to fuse to 24V house bank (+). Orion neutral to boat neutral. There are two installs like this, one for each motor/alternator. See diagram. I don't have them tied to my starter batteries, because my starter batteries are 12V and the house system, which is charged by the alternators, is 24V.
Problem: I managed to get each one to briefly turn on, long enough to see on bluetooth and to make the settings and see them each go into bulk charging mode - so they do work. However, after turning the motors off and back on, neither Orion will power on or show up on bluetooth.
Troubleshooting: I've tried removing the remote switch block, reinstalling it, increasing RPM to increase voltage output, checked connections are secure and fuses aren't blown. I also depleted the battery to ensure there was a low enough voltage to trigger the chargers.
Potential Issue: In reviewing the installation manual, I see that Victron shows the input (positive wire from alternator) also fused to a 12V battery positive terminal. This is the only difference with my install - I'm just going from the alternator straight to the Orion input. Is this not going to work as installed? Please see diagram.
Thanks in advance!