piranha dbe-180s fault

Submitted: Monday, Dec 26, 2016 at 08:22
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I have an old (12 years) Piranha battery management system in my car which has suddenly begun making a clicking noise (much like the sound of your indicators blinking) and the green charging light also blinks off and on

Any suggestions what may be the problem?
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Reply By: HKB Electronics - Monday, Dec 26, 2016 at 10:19

Monday, Dec 26, 2016 at 10:19
1/Bad connection
2/ Faulty Aux battery or load connected to aux
3/ Faulty unit
4/ Alternator possibly on the way out

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Follow Up By: KiwiAngler - Monday, Dec 26, 2016 at 10:40

Monday, Dec 26, 2016 at 10:40
HKB

Thanks for the prompt response


I will check all 4 and advise results

Merry Xmas

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Reply By: Malcom M - Monday, Jan 02, 2017 at 12:39

Monday, Jan 02, 2017 at 12:39
I've got one of those too.
The clicking is the internal relays pulling in and out. They will do that if the connections are loose. The green LED will drop out with dodgy connections as well.
Unlikely to be a faulty unit, extremely reliable...
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Follow Up By: Allan B (Member, SunCoast) - Monday, Jan 02, 2017 at 13:27

Monday, Jan 02, 2017 at 13:27
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I think Malcom is on the money, but to add more detail.....
The "dodgy connections" that Malcom refers to may be anywhere in the circuit, in the input wiring, in the output wiring, or even within the auxiliary battery itself.
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Follow Up By: KiwiAngler - Tuesday, Jan 03, 2017 at 22:05

Tuesday, Jan 03, 2017 at 22:05
Aux battery is new - no more than 3 months old - problem only started a couple of weeks ago so I'm inclined to eliminate it fir time being

I do note that the clicking etc occurred on the two hottest days over the last few weeks - wonder if the under bonnet heat contributed to it somehow

Will check out rest of system over next few days

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