No 12v lights ?

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    pvw10 Read Only Funster

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    Hello peoples.

    I note if i go into the Van and switch a light on (in 12v mode) nothing lights, the lights flicker like there trying but nothing more. 240V works perfectly and the leisure battery has circa 11.5V.

    Any ideas ?

    Thanks
    Paul
     
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    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    11.5v is flat. Any lower and you may kill it. Why is it that low ?
     
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    Hi Brian,
    stood around before i charge up for the winter. They charge at 12.4 but thought at only 11.v it would run a single light ?
     
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    Not too unreasonable, you say flicker, so it is florescent ? I wonder if it's not got enough current to start up.

    You need to get it charged ASAP and if you have a good charger it may even go into recovery mode. On charge it should go to at least 13.5V preferably 14.5 for a while.
     
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    Thanks Brian,
    i posted earlier about a duff leisure battery so perhaps its time to take action.

    Yes when you turn the light on it tries to start but fails which seems to say flat battery so................
    Plan was/is to remove it and the wooden box that it sits in, buy a larger plastic battery box and new bigger battery.

    I have very good chargers as my Ducati's demand same.
     
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