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Transformer

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Wed Feb 05, 2014 8:18 pm
by Morphy | 969 Posts

Hello to all,
First time I have plugged the puck into the mains tonight a mate of mine had the extension needed and popped down with it. Fridge works fine awning light and sockets also.

Not sure about the transformer/battery charger there is a small green light that did not illuminate to show that the transformer/battery charger was working. Is it possible that it only comes to life when the battery requires charging ie when the charge drops low enough in the battery for the charger to kick in.

Morphy.


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RE: Transformer

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Wed Feb 05, 2014 10:11 pm
by Pepé Le Pew | 2.725 Posts

HI Morphy

I've moved your post from the links section to this one because people can't reply to posts in the links bit.

Three questions:

1. What kind of transformer/charger have you got?

2. What was the battery voltage prior to connecting it to the charger?

3. Could you take a photograph of the charger and post it in this thread?

Cheers

Pete


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RE: Transformer

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Thu Feb 06, 2014 9:16 am
by Morphy | 969 Posts

It is a schrieber but it is that tight in the cupboard will be difficult to take a picture . Is there any way of testing the charger to see if it is charging the battery or putting power to the battery. Morphy.


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RE: Transformer

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Thu Feb 06, 2014 9:21 am
by Pepé Le Pew | 2.725 Posts

I'm guessing you haven't got a multimeter...

That would be the easiest way, and to be honest it's one of the most useful things you could carry with you. It'd be a tenner very well spent.


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RE: Transformer

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Thu Feb 06, 2014 11:18 am
by Morphy | 969 Posts

I don't I have voltage continuity tester could I check with that just bought it. Morphy


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RE: Transformer

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Thu Feb 06, 2014 2:35 pm
by Pop540 (deleted)
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it could be the switch is in the wrong position or a wire is loose, or a fuse blown, or fuse missing.
the charger on ours tested across the battery terminals is 13.4 volts. with a multi meter set to volts

un hooked to electric ie turn the hook up lead socket in house off
the amount of energy in battery drops to its normal running voltage of perhaps 12.8volts dependant on time waited temperature, type of battery, or any drain ect
the battery power level wont drop if there is another power ie solar to recharge
hoping not said anything that you may already know


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