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Old 08-12-2012, 09:16   #1 (permalink)
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We are out in Spain at the moment ( Camping Las Dunas ).
Normaly on EHU the the lights on my control panel for the batteries show 100%. Which was the case when we arrived. Now they are showing 30%.
Checked the fuses, all OK the battery reads 12.5v not had TV on only normal lights.
I am not sure how the system works on EHU does the lights still work off the battery and the battery gets topped up by the charger or do they work direct from the charger.
Or is my battery on the way out.

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Sounds like your charger has given up the ghost I am afraid..
Yes, all the 12v stuff runs from the battery and the battery is held up ( so to speak ) by the charger

First step though is to check the hook up is actually working

Next step is to check that all the breakers in side the van are on and not tripped

If the above is all good then I would say yes, the internal charger has gone awol

As a temporary measure, go to a car parts shop and buy a biggish battery charger.. Just plug it in one of the sockets in the van and connect to leisure battery

That will hold things for you until you can get a proper repair
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Now they are showing 30%.
the battery reads 12.5v
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Off charge 12.5V is just about fully charged. So those two don't add up.

If you switch charger off for an hour battery should hold 12.5 assuming no big load on it. The switch on charger and it should rise to 13.5 up to 14.5, that would indicate the charger is working.
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