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Message posted by Andy 2480 via mobile 20/8/2021 at 11:51am
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Hi Guys
Hope someone can help please.

I had some issue with van electric tripping yesterday however after some Googling I unconnected and reconnected the battery charger and everything seems to be working fine. However the voltage meter within the van is showing just under 12v which is unusual itís usually 13.5 ish.
I have done a multimeter test on my leisure battery and it shows 12.1v this is after being hooked up all night. My question is , is it the battery or the charging unit.


Message posted by JuanHuNose20/8/2021 at 12:16pm
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What voltage is the battery showing when the charger is on? If it`s around 14.2 volts the charger is doing its stuff, if its only 12 volts then it sounds like the charger.

Message posted by Andy 2480 via mobile 20/8/2021 at 12:28pm
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When the van is Hooke up the D.C volt meter usually shows 13.5 . However last few days itís showing below 11.5.
I have left the van on site for three weeks so obviously there has been no charger on . But as I posted earlier itís home now and been plugged in overnight and still showing 11.5. Iíve put the battery on a proper fast charger now to see if it holds the charge.
I donít even know where the charger is on my van ?? so canít test it

Message posted by birdman101 via mobile 20/8/2021 at 12:54pm
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First thing to check is the battery charger fuse.

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Message posted by Andy 2480 via mobile 20/8/2021 at 12:55pm
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Message posted by JTQU20/8/2021 at 1:14pm
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Without the charger on, what is the battery voltage now, and if left off overnight?

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if the battery is showing 11.5 volts with charger on the charger is not working.. the battery is also pretty flat..

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