Now this is weird

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  1. DavidG58

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    Just pulled MH out ready for weekend away, disconnected mains before moving, started engine, control panel beeping, we have had a few issues with step sensor, but went back to check, telling me mains hook up still connected

    I can clearly see lead on floor in mirror!!

    I did once start up without disconnecting, you then have to stop engine, disconnect and restart otherwise it does not recognise the disconnection, I found out by trial and error

    This time though it was definitely disconnected before starting up, yet the display still shows the connected icon, (no line through the lead). managed to fool it by tripping the RCD, turning engine off and restarting

    Hopefully it will not happen again, but any ideas what might be wrong? I fear it might start beeping mid journey and there is no mute option as we found out with the step issue on a 300 mile journey back from Scotland!!

    Apart from throw away the too clever for its own good controller!!
     
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    That's what those emergency hammers are for :Smile:
     
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    If the hammer does not work is there a fuse you can pull :BigGrin:
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    I cant even find a way to get the cover off, thought about finding a main fuse but am worried what else might be on same circuit and what effect no controller will have while in transit
     
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    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    i've said it before and i'll say it again.........

    Modern control panels are far too complicated for what they are supposed to do.

    Not fit for purpose.
     
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    Pull the lead off the leisure battery :Smile: should not harm anything
    terry
     
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    Knickers in a twist, software malfunction, generally disconnecting sorts its out

    Peter
     
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    I did think about switching the DC power supply box off / on , see if that resets things, I seem to recall the previous owner said he had to that sometimes

    Might be a daft question but is there any risk in driving with that turned off, at least it will stop the bloody beeping, I was worried it might affect the driving safety? I guess there should be no cross over between leisure and cab electrically, but just not brave enough to find while driving!!
     
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    Hit it

    May or may not fix it, but it'll make you feel a whole lot better :Rofl1:
     
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    A light and a beeper to warn you that your EHU cable is still connected?

    I see that "designers" are still coming up with ideas to help those suited sales bods get their hands on their monthly bonuses from our wallets (or envelopes under the pillow)...


    JJ :Cool:
     
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  11. dave newell lvs

    dave newell lvs Trader-Vehicle Services

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    Do you have a solar panel fitted and if so is it connected via a Schaudt regulator? I ask because last year wee encountered a similar issue on a customers Hymer (the panel would show hookup connected when it wasn't) and replacing the Victron reg with the Schaudt unit solved the problem. I don't know why but it did.

    D.
     
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    THIS I LIKE :thumb: sounds just like Paul "it works don't it "leave it alone :Wink::BigGrin:
    terry
     
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    We do but it isn't connected, the fitter said he could connect it but then turned up without the right 'bit' so it is independent

    It has only happened the once, and by tripping the RCD it sorted it, I am going to try turning off and on all the 12V while away, not sure if this will include the control panel, but it the fix all for most things electronic!!
     
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    dave newell lvs Trader-Vehicle Services

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    " We do but it isn't connected, the fitter said he could connect it but then turned up without the right 'bit' so it is independent"

    Do you mean the solar reg is connected directly to the leisure batteries rather than going through the Elektroblok?

    If so I think this may be the cause of your problem and a Schaudt regulator connected properly to the EBL will resolve it.

    D.
     
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