Control Panel Showing No Connect?

Discussion in 'Tech/Mech General' started by Jimbohorlicks, Jun 3, 2015.

  1. Jimbohorlicks

    Jimbohorlicks Funster

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2012
    Messages:
    640
    Likes Received:
    822
    Location:
    Cheshire
    Hi
    getting ready for this weekends fixit it meet . I connected the EHU , turned on the fridge to 240 v and checked the control panel-showing NO CONNECT -nothing would work. Not showing 240v connected or 12 v in operation.
    Checked the mains in -ok 240v
    checked fuses ok
    checked trips ok.
    unplugged mains -control panel still showing NO CONNECT. Nothing on 12v

    turned on the engine -fired up first time.
    Switched engine off -checked control panel and all was ok. Batteries all showing fully charged

    Can anyone advise why this would happen and possible cause.Its a mystery but all seems ok now. there is nothing in the manual.:confused:

    Its a Swift Sundance 630L 2007
     
  2. TheBig1

    TheBig1 Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2011
    Messages:
    7,224
    Likes Received:
    9,612
    Location:
    Dorset
    its a glitch with the control panel. sometimes you need to unplug and reset them to get them working again. or it could be the cut off relay sticking and starting the engine freed it off...does happen
     
    • Like Like x 1
  3. NickNic

    NickNic Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2014
    Messages:
    5,437
    Likes Received:
    11,130
    Location:
    Kettering
    If it's working now don't worry about it or keep a little eye on it.

    Even the very simple program that controls your panel can have a glitch every now and then and if on the remote possibility you do have a problem there's nothing you can do about it while it's not there. Any fault finding engineer in any field will tell you that an intermittent fault is impossible to find when it isn't happening as by definition there's nothing wrong.

    Unless you have the skills or are with someone who does when and if it reoccurs you will never find it. If you take it to an engineer now they will charge you for a couple of hours labour, either do nothing or guess and replace something random.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  4. Jimbohorlicks

    Jimbohorlicks Funster

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2012
    Messages:
    640
    Likes Received:
    822
    Location:
    Cheshire
    Thanks-any idea where the control panel can be "unplugged" from? in case it happens again.
     
  5. NickNic

    NickNic Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2014
    Messages:
    5,437
    Likes Received:
    11,130
    Location:
    Kettering
    Don't know but unplugging it probably won't help. If starting the engine seemed to fix it then make that plan A.

    There's every chance it won't happen again.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  6. Dazzlin

    Dazzlin Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2012
    Messages:
    816
    Likes Received:
    1,571
    Location:
    on the road
    I recommend "Bills fix it meet"

    See you soon!
     
    • Like Like x 1
  7. Organplayer

    Organplayer Funster

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2011
    Messages:
    89
    Likes Received:
    27
    Location:
    Berkshire
    Hi Dazzlin. Can you let us know the date and location of Bills Fix It Meet please ?.
     
  8. pappajohn

    pappajohn Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2007
    Messages:
    29,478
    Likes Received:
    16,963
    Location:
    YO11 2BD
    Only connection between engine and panel is the split charge relay, the fridge relay and the hab isolation relay.
    split charge and fridge relays have no relevence but if the hab isolator relay had stuck open then no 12v would be available....but the 230v should still work.
    starting the engine may have jolted the relay back to life.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  9. Dazzlin

    Dazzlin Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2012
    Messages:
    816
    Likes Received:
    1,571
    Location:
    on the road
    It is near goole but is taking place fri-sun now!

    Look out for it next year
     
  10. Organplayer

    Organplayer Funster

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2011
    Messages:
    89
    Likes Received:
    27
    Location:
    Berkshire
    Thanks for your prompt reply Dazzlin. Will do as you say and look out for it next year.
    Best wishes. Ed
     
Loading...

Share This Page