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Nov 18, 2011
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Well it looks like I will have to get two new battery's some one left a light on in hab unit went to the van last night hadn't been near it for a week as I have been using a works vehicle.
when I went to switch on the lights nothing.
battery's showing 3v
think thay will be caput now:crying:
 

pappajohn

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If its only been a week try bench charging it at as high voltage as your charger can go.

14.4/14.8v should kick it into life if it is going to recover.
 

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Bill,
If you didn't have bad luck, Mate, you wouldn't have any.:(

Due to a fault, I once had one go down to 4.6.
It came back after a good charging, didn't have to change it.
 
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I'm a newbie bought our first motorhome 7months ago and love it
Try an optimate charger I use one on my motorcycle it can recover flat battery's
 
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If its only been a week try bench charging it at as high voltage as your charger can go.

14.4/14.8v should kick it into life if it is going to recover.
thanks john I have them on charge now they seen to be taking a charge and the will give than 24hrs or so
cheers bill
 
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ok I put one battery on charge last night it's showing 13.8 v the other one is showing 12.3 v after 4hrs
but no green in windo on ether battery
on the stiker it says
green full charg
black charge
whit replace
no whit so that's a good signe
 
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Not long enough, but a little common sense helps..........
Bill, what battery charger are you using ? If it is the "bog" standard one it will not recondition your batteries and may boil them to death. You need something like the CTEK charger that can "fix" a battery that is dead over it's 4 stage charging cycle, without boiling it away ( gassing ) Fingers crossed for you that they can be recovered.
 
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Bill, if we are at the same meet, please don't park next to me :rofl:. I'd hate your luck to rub off on me.

Hope you can kick some life into the batteries .
wont be going to many more meets so your safe will only be doing the two next year both my meet's
bill
 
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Bill, what battery charger are you using ? If it is the "bog" standard one it will not recondition your batteries and may boil them to death. You need something like the CTEK charger that can "fix" a battery that is dead over it's 4 stage charging cycle, without boiling it away ( gassing ) Fingers crossed for you that they can be recovered.
I have bog standard so just got to pee with the thing I have
bill
 
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that's all

I have bog standard so just got to pee with the thing I have
bill
Bill, I doubt it will get them back for near death as the "bog" standard one will only supply a charge which the batteries will take, but not hold for long or fix the Sulfation, . This is the one I have at home and to date has recovered every battery I have used it on, even one old wet battery that was 4 years old in the corner of the garage sitting on the concrete floor: http://www.ctek.com/gb/en/chargers/12v

Good luck.
 
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Bill, I doubt it will get them back for near death as the "bog" standard one will only supply a charge which the batteries will take, but not hold for long or fix the Sulfation, . This is the one I have at home and to date has recovered every battery I have used it on, even one old wet battery that was 4 years old in the corner of the garage sitting on the concrete floor: http://www.ctek.com/gb/en/chargers/12v

Good luck.
ok thanks may look at one but at £95.00:crying:
 
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Bill, just sitting here thinking - what charger do you have fitted in the MH - it should be a 3/4 stage charger and if so try charging 1 x battery at a time.
ok thanks may look at one but at £95.00:crying:
Bill you do not have to go for that make or model, it is only because I use that one I can recommend it. Halford will have a "multi stage" charger/conditioner for a lot less and will do the job just as well.
 
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Bill, just sitting bhere thinking - what charger do you have fitted in the MH - it should be a 3/4 stage charger and if so try charging 1 x battery at a time (


Bill you do not have to go for that make or model, it is only because I use that one I can recommend it. Halford will have a "multi stage" charger/conditioner for a lot less and will do the job just as well.
we are out today I will have a look
 
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Bill, just sitting here thinking - what charger do you have fitted in the MH - it should be a 3/4 stage charger and if so try charging 1 x battery at a time.


Bill you do not have to go for that make or model, it is only because I use that one I can recommend it. Halford will have a "multi stage" charger/conditioner for a lot less and will do the job just as well.
just got one from my local motor factors will se how it go's
 

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good luck bill we still want to see you at your meets. keep at mate.
 
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the first patent is on the recovery charger and seems to be doing well only one Barr to go but it was on bog standard charger over night no pulls yet but there is hope the smart charger hasn't pronounced it terminal yet
 
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hope one of them is ok as I am staying in the van this week living on :spam: fritters :spam: curry chilli :spam: deep fried :spam:chip's and :spam: not rely I have my slow cooker will start a nice stew tomorrow and just keep adding to it till Thursday and turn it in to a curry and finish it Friday
 

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well done my son.. even a devil like you can bring back some thing back to life.
 
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