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  1. Wildbill

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    Well it looks like I will have to get two new battery's some one left a light on in hab unit went to the van last night hadn't been near it for a week as I have been using a works vehicle.
    when I went to switch on the lights nothing.
    battery's showing 3v
    think thay will be caput now:crying:
     
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    If its only been a week try bench charging it at as high voltage as your charger can go.

    14.4/14.8v should kick it into life if it is going to recover.
     
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    Bill,
    If you didn't have bad luck, Mate, you wouldn't have any.:(

    Due to a fault, I once had one go down to 4.6.
    It came back after a good charging, didn't have to change it.
     
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    Sorry to see that Bill...........:(
     
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    Try an optimate charger I use one on my motorcycle it can recover flat battery's
     
  6. Wildbill

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    thanks john I have them on charge now they seen to be taking a charge and the will give than 24hrs or so
    cheers bill
     
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    At least they are fairly new...... best of luck; hope they recover
     
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    ok I put one battery on charge last night it's showing 13.8 v the other one is showing 12.3 v after 4hrs
    but no green in windo on ether battery
    on the stiker it says
    green full charg
    black charge
    whit replace
    no whit so that's a good signe
     
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    Bill, if we are at the same meet, please don't park next to me :rofl:. I'd hate your luck to rub off on me.

    Hope you can kick some life into the batteries .
     
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    what happened to your home made solar panel?
     
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    where I had it parked it's in the shad and it wouldn't keep up with that amount of power use I don't think
     
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    Bill, what battery charger are you using ? If it is the "bog" standard one it will not recondition your batteries and may boil them to death. You need something like the CTEK charger that can "fix" a battery that is dead over it's 4 stage charging cycle, without boiling it away ( gassing ) Fingers crossed for you that they can be recovered.
     
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    wont be going to many more meets so your safe will only be doing the two next year both my meet's
    bill
     
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    that's all
    I have bog standard so just got to pee with the thing I have
    bill
     
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    Bill, I doubt it will get them back for near death as the "bog" standard one will only supply a charge which the batteries will take, but not hold for long or fix the Sulfation, . This is the one I have at home and to date has recovered every battery I have used it on, even one old wet battery that was 4 years old in the corner of the garage sitting on the concrete floor: http://www.ctek.com/gb/en/chargers/12v

    Good luck.
     
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    ok thanks may look at one but at £95.00:crying:
     
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    Bill, just sitting here thinking - what charger do you have fitted in the MH - it should be a 3/4 stage charger and if so try charging 1 x battery at a time.
    Bill you do not have to go for that make or model, it is only because I use that one I can recommend it. Halford will have a "multi stage" charger/conditioner for a lot less and will do the job just as well.
     
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    we are out today I will have a look
     
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    just got one from my local motor factors will se how it go's
     

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