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Is it a Battery problem?

Discussion in 'MOTORHOME CHAT' started by malheg, Dec 8, 2012.

  1. malheg

    malheg Funster

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    North Wales
    We are out in Spain at the moment ( Camping Las Dunas ).
    Normaly on EHU the the lights on my control panel for the batteries show 100%. Which was the case when we arrived. Now they are showing 30%.
    Checked the fuses, all OK the battery reads 12.5v not had TV on only normal lights.
    I am not sure how the system works on EHU does the lights still work off the battery and the battery gets topped up by the charger or do they work direct from the charger.
    Or is my battery on the way out.

    Malc
  2. Jaws

    Jaws Funster

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    Narrfoook
    Sounds like your charger has given up the ghost I am afraid..
    Yes, all the 12v stuff runs from the battery and the battery is held up ( so to speak ) by the charger

    First step though is to check the hook up is actually working

    Next step is to check that all the breakers in side the van are on and not tripped

    If the above is all good then I would say yes, the internal charger has gone awol

    As a temporary measure, go to a car parts shop and buy a biggish battery charger.. Just plug it in one of the sockets in the van and connect to leisure battery

    That will hold things for you until you can get a proper repair :Smile:
  3. malheg

    malheg Funster

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    North Wales
    Charger

    Yes, done as you say.

    My worst fear.

    Malc
  4. hilldweller

    hilldweller Funster

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    Off charge 12.5V is just about fully charged. So those two don't add up.

    If you switch charger off for an hour battery should hold 12.5 assuming no big load on it. The switch on charger and it should rise to 13.5 up to 14.5, that would indicate the charger is working.

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