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Post by Polly on Fri 6 Dec 2013 - 14:00

Hia

Don't all run for the hills just listen to what I am going to say ,then run for the hills:R0fl: 

Went into van earlier and thought I might as well run the van engine, you know just for the fun of it.

Well no lights come on and I sat there and looked at it and thought woops

So battery I presume is flat as a pancake.

So I thought I wonder if the leisure batteries are flat..

I noticed the switch that can be in the middle or up for leisure and down for van and it was on the down  so van battery.

So I thought as it drained these batteries as well so I went and switched of the eleccy and no leisure batteries ok.

So besides the battery probably not like standing doing nothing  could it be because the switch was on the vechile could that have helped to drain it,

I replaced the engine battery the first winter I had it so it is 6years old. It that old for a battery

Oh well will have to try out my new battery charger

Just going to a funeral then will read the instructions might as well learn how to do it, then it will be another feather in my bow
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Post by The Burchies on Fri 6 Dec 2013 - 14:39

Have you confirmed that all the batteries are dead or is it just the van one?.
6 years for a battery is quite an age you may have a dead cell, if you can, take battery off & take it to your local battery place & have it checked...
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Post by whistlinggypsy on Fri 6 Dec 2013 - 16:08

Thought you had solar panels fitted Polly,or was I dreaming Rolling Eyes
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Post by mike 100 on Fri 6 Dec 2013 - 17:00

we had the same van polly don't worry when your switch is pointing to eng batt the caravan part of the camper every thing is power from the engine batt lights alarm even the control panal arial  jump start van give I a good run

ps turn switch back lesisure batts and leave it
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Post by Polly on Fri 6 Dec 2013 - 19:17

Hia

Thanks ok

Just the engine battery son coming round think I may invest in a ne one but after Christmas
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Post by Polly on Fri 6 Dec 2013 - 19:18

Hia

Solar panel tops up the lesuire not the van/engine battery
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Post by The Burchies on Fri 6 Dec 2013 - 19:27

Try your battery charger polly see if it holds its charge for a few days.
Hopefully get you through until after xmas.


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Post by whistlinggypsy on Fri 6 Dec 2013 - 19:41

Polly wrote:Hia

Solar panel tops up the leisure not the van/engine battery
That's not a good idea Polly, you should have had it do both sets of batteries. Crying or Very sad
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Post by Polly on Fri 6 Dec 2013 - 20:35

Hia

Oh Bob
Now there is a thought

Silly question now
How do I find out what size battery should be in the engine 
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Post by Polly on Fri 6 Dec 2013 - 20:36

Hia

Small charger I have bought it just showing error due to no charge in battery at all. Son was off with George somewhere so have to phone him Sunday evening to use his charger
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Post by laneside on Fri 6 Dec 2013 - 20:42

Blimey Polly it must be flat
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Post by Polly on Fri 6 Dec 2013 - 21:11

Hia

Dead as a dodo 

If I get some charge in it and back on the van then go to the local tyre, exaust and battery place (select a tyre) and have it tested ,how will I know they are not just after a sale
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Post by laneside on Fri 6 Dec 2013 - 21:18

Polly if you are not in a big rush to use the van when you have had the other charger on for a short while put your new charger on and see if it goes to fully charged state in an odd day or so.

If it does then see if it holds its charge for you, if your new charger never shows fully charged then rest assured it is dead.

some garages are straight but I share your concern re trying to make a sale
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Post by Polly on Fri 6 Dec 2013 - 22:06

Hia

Let you know
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Post by KSH on Fri 6 Dec 2013 - 22:16

Not looking good for that battery Polly, it's unusual for them to go so flat unless you left something on that drained it, ifyou did then they can be recovered sometimes, if the charger won't charge it, you might need to get another battery, connect them together with jump leads and charge them together for a while, once there is some charge in you can remove the second battery.  done this a few times and recovered some, if you didn't leave anything on that drained it I think it's dead, but get it tested, do you have an Halfords near you, they do a free test

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Post by Polly on Sat 7 Dec 2013 - 9:57

Hia

Halfords 


Standard   Halfords Lead Acid Battery HB096 - 3 Yr Guarantee

Calcium Halfords  Calcium Battery HCB096 - 4 Yr Guarantee
£96.99

Any ideas?
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Post by laneside on Sat 7 Dec 2013 - 10:08

Shop around Polly I always found Halfords to be top dollar  for batteries. £70 seems nearer the mark
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Post by Polly on Sat 7 Dec 2013 - 10:31

Hia

Thanks

Need to sort it if I want to be off on Tuesday 

Just checked and the dead battery I bought was from selecta true for £70.50  on 11/10/2007
It was a 096s 4Y GTE Platinum 

So I am going to Smyths toy shop at Oldham so hopefully this will take my mind off it for a few hours
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Post by Polly on Sat 7 Dec 2013 - 18:55

Hia 

Bought my new battery

As daughter said get it and stop your worrying 

Now to get it fitted will have a look tomorrow and then wait for son to come home tomorrow night after they have stopped playing at brm brms
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Post by whistlinggypsy on Sat 7 Dec 2013 - 20:08

best way Polly but now you must have it connected to your solar panel then end of problem charging it. Wink
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Post by laneside on Sat 7 Dec 2013 - 20:19

Hey Polly do not flatten your nice new one


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Now where have you put that bit of card with your radio code on?------you are going to need it
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