Like many of you, my Catalina 36, MKii (1995 - Hull #1458) has an inverter. Mine is a Xantrex 1800 (modified sine wave) hardwired into my AC system with a cutoff switch. Recently, I started getting the "E05" error message. I researched this on our web site as well as other sites, and I am in the process of trying to diagnose the problem which will include disconnecting the battery from the inverter this weekend to see if it will reset. However, one of the issues I came across in my attempt to isolate the problem that is not addressed on the sites I searched, is that the GFCI outlet that is located in the inverter itself is wired correctly, but will not trip - probaby a worn out receptacle. After I discovered this, I tested the two other GFCI receptacles in my AC circuit - one above the nav station and the other in the galley area, and they both tested OK as far as wiring, but failed to trip. Should I replace all three receptacles, or just start with replacing the one located in the inverter itself? I would appreciate any and all thoughts on any and all of the above referenced situations.
Mark and Karen Gadson
West Chester, PA
1995 Catalina 36 Mk II (Hull 1458) - Tall Rig; Wing Keel; M35
Home Port: St Michaels, MD
Boat Name: Magnolia