Zig Meter reading

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  1. combi

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    Just been clearing the van out after a weekend away and noticed that when a interior light is switched on the meter reading on the Zig panel goes down to halfway in the yellow zone and back up to the green zone when they are switched off.

    Is this drop normal or are my leisure batteries cream crackered.

    Thanks

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  2. Geo

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    It would indicate a very low state of charge
    I cant say if there creamed, you need to fully charge leave for a good day to stand and re check voltage
    Just to add, the red yellow and green sectors are avery basic/crude method of checking battery condition
     
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    You need to ascertain what other power is being taken from the battery - just lights, or are other power sources on as well.

    I would give the battery a really good charge (overnight), and see where you go from there. If you put a meter across when fully charged for a few minutes, it shouldn't really move significantly - tired ones start to drop like flies!
     
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    Also check up on the wattage of your bulbs. Some halogen and tungsten filament bulbs are much higher than one might think.
     
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