Rotronics battery Management Systems

Submitted: Thursday, Jan 14, 2016 at 10:31
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I have a three stage Rotronics Battery Management system in my 2004 79 series LC.
I understand that these are no longer manufactured nor are they repairable.
Before I replace this system with say a Redarc I wonder if any of our knowledgeable EO
members know of anyone in Sydney or surrounds who knows anything about Rotronics gear.
I am told by a former supplier of Rotronics in Qld that they seldom fail but the problem could lie elsewhere & the fail safe system built in could prevent the system working if it detects a fault elsewhere
Of the Auto Electricians I have spoken to most have never heard of Rotronics & lean towards
replacement
I have so much gear running off my batteries that a major rewire would cost several Thou.
Will bight the bullet if necessary but hope to avoid it if I can find somebody who can diagnose the problem
Ross Nielsen
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Reply By: Notso - Thursday, Jan 14, 2016 at 10:49

Thursday, Jan 14, 2016 at 10:49
They still make some products here in Aus ApparentlyAdventure Auto Electrics
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Follow Up By: Member - Ross N (NSW) - Thursday, Jan 14, 2016 at 13:18

Thursday, Jan 14, 2016 at 13:18
They were the ones who told me that Rotronics were out of business & old units are unrepairable
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Reply By: HKB Electronics - Thursday, Jan 14, 2016 at 11:03

Thursday, Jan 14, 2016 at 11:03
As far as I'm aware Rod closed the business due to ill health, he might still repair the unit if he is hopefully still around, I've emailed the last contact number I had for him.

I you can't reach him let me know the issue and I might be able to help.

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Reply By: Gronk - Thursday, Jan 14, 2016 at 16:28

Thursday, Jan 14, 2016 at 16:28
If the Rotronics is proved to be no good, a rewire might cost you $100 or less.

If you get to that stage, post up what you have in your system and I'm sure we could get you recharging your system for a lot less dollars than you think.
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Follow Up By: Member - Ross N (NSW) - Thursday, Jan 14, 2016 at 19:05

Thursday, Jan 14, 2016 at 19:05
Gronk
Thanks, that sounds encouraging
Ross
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Reply By: The Bantam - Saturday, Jan 16, 2016 at 13:42

Saturday, Jan 16, 2016 at 13:42
Before you thow the baby out with the bath water..... it would be wise to test or have the unit tested.

This may mean getting it out of the vehicle and mocking it up in a system with other known good parts.

If you have a failed battery or alternator or even some dodgy connection, it may be appearing faulty when it is not.

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Follow Up By: Member - Ross N (NSW) - Saturday, Jan 16, 2016 at 17:33

Saturday, Jan 16, 2016 at 17:33
Thanks, I will visit my local auto elec next week and get him to test other components
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