batteries

Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by robinmclaren, Oct 29, 2009.

  1. robinmclaren

    robinmclaren Read Only Funster

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    battery problems while down in cornwall, neither of our 4 month old batteries holding charge, called our supplier back in coventry who gave the number for their supplier uk batteries, called and explained problem , they were excellent and sent us to local dealer only 10 minutes from our location in cornwall, both batteries taken in our toad to dealer who put a very expensive electronic tester on and told me batteries were fine ???, put a load tester on batteries and guess what both failed, dealer authorised within minutes to replace both batteries with a higher quality marine leisure battery, fitted to van and very pleased as charging from solar fine and holding power great, very pleased with uk batteries aftersales service when 300 miles away from original supplier:thumb:
     
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    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    Two failed.

    Bad batch ?

    Bad luck ?

    or Bad treatment ? Worth checking while you still have two good ones.
     
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    robinmclaren Read Only Funster

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    I am guessing 1 bad one to start with and this has killed the 2nd one as were not 100% happy with new batteries last time used, mains charger fine and panels fully regulated and monitered , both supplies dropping fine to trickle on full charge voltage

    now i have marine batteries can i go to sea in mh:Eeek:
     
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    those all singing, all dancing electonic testers are total crap, all they are is a glorified voltage tester


    no substitute for a proper load tester.
     
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