Is this a fault?

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  1. Chris65

    Chris65 Read Only Funster

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    Hi everyone. I am now a fully fledged Funster and raring to go!

    Can I ask another question please????

    We have been on our third trip and this time we decided to use the blown air heating over night. It works fine for so long, thermostat kicking in when it should but we found that it cut out a couple of times and the red failure light came on. On resetting it works immediately. What does everyone think? Its a Truma.
     
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    That is usually to signal no gas. Are you using Butane? If so it may be too cold where you are for Butane to work. Propane is better at this time of year.

    If that is not it then I have no idea sorry....
     
  3. stagman

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    You could also have a low battery , and is the cover removed from the exhaust :thumb:
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    From Truma

    Red Indicator Lamp

    The red indicator lamp lights up permanently if there is a failure>
    Possible causes are :

    *No gas
    *insufficient combustion air
    *Fuse failure

    Flashing x 1 per second
    *Low Voltage

    Flashing x 2 per second
    *Voltage too high

    If the light is on permanently then:

    It may be as Karl says, change to propane.
    or you have left the exhaust vent cover on ..
    or running low on gas
    or faulty gas regulator


    If you need a copy of the user instructions download from here

    http://www.truma.com/int/en/home/technical-product-information.php
     
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    Chris65 Read Only Funster

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    Thank you so much for that. We wondered about the butane/propane thing. Yes we are on butane (came with the van but bought a propane as our spare). Would that be consistent with it restarting when I reset though? Thats why I dismissed that reason?

    Vent definitely not on and if it was running low or faulty regulator am I right in thinking if I change over to propane anyway those reasons would be cured?
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    Sounds like it's due to using Butane .. as the ambient temperature falls near the point where Butane stops boiling, the rate falls off, rather rather than just stopping suddenly ,.. that would explain why it resets .. only to fail again..

    We have been using Butane in our caravan ( it's been seconded as a cook house while we have our kitchen extended and refurbished ) and it's been ok.. so far :Laughing:
     
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    Thanks we will change over. Looks like another sleepover in the van on the drive to test it before the Peak District at new year :BigGrin: Well its got to be tested, hasnt it :Wink:
     
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