Help.. Control panel

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  1. JSH

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    hi guys just pulled the MH from storage and it has developed a problem. The control panel (NE183-mate) is showing as "no connection" and will not power the hab area. I have tried disconnecting the data cable from the panel and from the fus box also disconnected the leisure battery. All to no avail and I'm out of ideas. We are supposed to be doing new year at Longleat too! Any areas would be welcome
     
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    Is there any life in the leisure battery(s) ?
     
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    Not sure tbh but is now on hook up so will see in a couple of hours
     
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    they might have run down beyond the point of no return
     
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    Once on ehu though shouldn't that power it up? Is it worth replacing the leisure battery?
     
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    A few weeks ago, they leisure and cab batteries were both dead and I neede to jump it. Both had appeared to charge after though and I left it on EHU for a few days with the heating on and it seemed ok. It has been in storage for the past 2-3 weeks
     
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    any battery will charge but how long they actually hold that charge once the charger is removed is a different story. Modern vans can end up with flat batteries after a period in storage unless they have decent solar to keep them topped up. Radio and alarm will take a fair bit.
     
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    See what happens after a few hours on charge, will you have EHU where you are going?

    If it recovers overnight and you will have EHU I would risk it rather than rushing to change something you might not need, even the drive to where you are going will give another boost

    But that said, for peace of mind if you have £100 left in the kitty after Christmas, it wouldn't do any harm to change it just in case :)
     
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    With most places shut before I leave on Tuesday, battery options are limited to Halfords
    They do a 115a leisure battery which I can get for £80
     
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    That sounds like a bargain and it will be of decent quality too :xThumb:
     
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    try buying it off Halfords click and reserve on line, I think they are having a sale and it may be cheaper than just going into shop -you can pick it up almost as soon as you res it
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    edit don't bother just looked,it's £89 on line
     
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    Swapped the battery for the Halfords 115ah one (£80.10 with my British Cycling discount) .... and no change :xsad:
     
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    The van is a Swift ?
    What model is it ?
     
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    Its a Swift Voyager 685FB (Jan 2009)
     
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    In our Swift the control panel has a small baterry inside, the type we put in our remote control fobs, it may be worth checking it out.

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    Sorry Battery
     
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    Just replaced the coin cell and no change... keep the ideas coming :xangry:

    Was looking forward to Longleat but its looking like a hotel stay in Bath now
     
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    Got a sparky friend on his way to see if there is current inflow to the battery terminals on EHU... failing that, it will be a trip to my local guys (Towtal)
     
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    Fuse ??
     
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    I cant find any blown ones. After being on EHU for a while, the display shows both the hab/cab batteries as 0 volts i.e. discharged but the van starts no problem and the leisure battery is definitely charged.
     
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