Charger

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  1. Harry Batty

    Harry Batty Read Only Funster

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    Hello Can anybody help
    I have a Swift Suntor 590RL Motorhome 1998 and am having a problem with the Battery Charger.
    I noticed a burning smell when connected to the mains on my driveway and found it was the interior light that was shorting and burning.
    I checked the Battery Charger and it appeared to have 35volts coming out of it , when I switched to Leisure Battery it shot right off the end of the scale.
    I have purchased a second hand Battery charger but on fitting this it appears to be only giving out 4v and the 12 volt system in the van is not operating.
    I am off to the continent 24 th june and need to get this sorted , any advice woyld be appreciated
    Regards
    Harry
     
  2. johnp10

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    As you are going away so soon, dont mess about: take it to a competent auto electrician.
    They should be able to sort it properly, rather than guessing at a short term fix.
    MHs cost too much to run the risk of it going up in flames.
    It will be money well spent in terms of safety and peace of mind.
    John
     
  3. hallii

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    Check the voltage of the charger off load (no battery connection) if it's still 4v it's bu**3rEd.

    If it's only 4v when connected to the battery either the battery is faulty or there is still a short somewhere.

    It's easy stuff if you know what to look for, but if you are not sure then get a good auto electrician to have a look as Johnp10 says, "MHs cost too much to run the risk of it going up in flames.
    It will be money well spent in terms of safety and peace of mind."


    Hallii
     
  4. hilldweller

    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    Those are weird voltages, I'm guessing you or your meter is way out, you need help. FAST.
     
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