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Message posted by 1985steve22/7/2009 at 7:37pm
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I have replaced the water pump in my cold water only knaus whose wiring was less than perfect!!  I have also replaced the taps with new ones and the replacement pump is a new whale.

I have connected the battery to the water pump.  I have connected the kitchen sink tap to the battery.  I have connected the bathroom tap to the pump.  Basically there is a junction connector in the kitchen and another in the bathroom.

Now when I connect the battery the pump will not switch off.  I would have thought the microswitch taps would have been enough to break the circuit when they were turned off???

I had invited a local onsite caravan repair man around but he failed to show today so I am now determined to resolve the issue myself!!!

  

 

 


Message posted by jaysere0322/7/2009 at 8:16pm
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Im no expert on this as never really looked in to set up but! Should the pump be connected to the taps as connecting to permanent power the pump will permantly be on so following the wire from the taps should lead to a swithc or junction where the pump should plug to meaning turning the tap on should power the pump up.

but like i said I 'm not an expert so could be a mile away


Message posted by 1985steve23/7/2009 at 5:51pm
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Thanks for the reply, will have another play tonight as I have just over a week to get it sorted....already had a tapless weekend away and are next going to Cornwall for a fortnight!!

Message posted by jaysere0323/7/2009 at 6:58pm
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looks to me like your doing it backwards as im sure the micro switch should complete the circuit not break it im sure someone with some or a little knowledge will come running

Message posted by 1985steve25/7/2009 at 8:12pm
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Come on someone must know the answer, thanks to jaysere03 but I still havent managed to sort it.....am going away next Friday night!

I will have to order a skip to get rid of all the offcut wire currently residing in the toilet!  


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Message posted by tom-madbiker20/8/2009 at 8:40am
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two things but im no expert on caravans but i do vehicle wiring.first is there a switch on the tap if so turn off the tap then set a multimeter to continuity put over the two connections on the tap if it beeps then the switch is normally closed (unusual) if not then its normally open then try switching on the tap it should either beep which means its connected or not then all being well run to your relay (use a car foglight kit from halfords) then to your pump and hey presto

Message posted by Petemate20/8/2009 at 10:50am
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Quote: Originally posted by 1985steve on 22/7/2009

I would have thought the microswitch taps would have been enough to break the circuit when they were turned off???



Therein lies the answer I feel. In the same way that the pump will not energise if a tap switch is not connecting, the pump will energise with the taps all off if there is a faulty switch somewhere. Disconnect all the taps' switches, then reconnect one by one and you should find the culprit. However, if with all taps disconnected the pump still runs, back to the drawing board and a good look at your basic wiring!
HTH
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Message posted by mobile1220/8/2009 at 1:39pm
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 go to halfords and get the caravan manual fourth edition its help me out a lot  it will cost about 18 to 20 hope this helps

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Message posted by thomson#ben20/8/2009 at 10:49pm
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basically you need the pump to be in a circuit with the kitchen tap, think of a circle with three things linked together, them being, battery, pump and tap.

First connect one wire from the pump to one terminal on the battery, from the other terminal of the battery connect one terminal of the microswitch, finaly the only two free spaces are one wire from the pump and the free side on the switch connect these two. now only when the switch is activated(open the tap) will current flow switching the pump on.

Then  test.

once that work you can add bathroom, by connecting one side of that switch with the battery and the pump, the same places as the connections from the other swich, the switches are now in parallel so either will complete the circuit.

 

hope that helps



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