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Submitted: Saturday, Sep 02, 2017 at 16:44
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Thank guys
I have inherited a little excel 452 van
and I cannot seem to get power to the 80 amp deep sell battery
from 240 in let
Their is another in let or out let on the other side of the van
with a transformer connected to it, on the in side of the van
Would the transformer be use to charged the battery.
Thanks
Chris
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Reply By: RMD - Sunday, Sep 03, 2017 at 08:21

Sunday, Sep 03, 2017 at 08:21
Yes a transformer or switchmode power supply/charger would be used. Make sure it has240 being supplied to it. The safety circuit or main switch may be off.
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Follow Up By: chris a - Sunday, Sep 03, 2017 at 08:58

Sunday, Sep 03, 2017 at 08:58
Thank mate 240 is going in to the transformer and coming out
Their is a switch on the side of it but it is not supplying power to the
battery
Every else is ok
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Follow Up By: RMD - Sunday, Sep 03, 2017 at 09:44

Sunday, Sep 03, 2017 at 09:44
Chris
240 won't be going in AND coming out. It will be 12v coming out.

Is the switch a 240 side switch or a switch on the 12v side??
There would, most likely, be a fuse for the 240v going into the device and a fuse on the 12v line going out to the battery. Both fuses for protection of the device. Are they OK. You may have to look internally.
How do you you know there is no power to the battery.

A volt meter test? or roof light brighter when all is switched on.
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Follow Up By: chris a - Sunday, Sep 03, 2017 at 11:16

Sunday, Sep 03, 2017 at 11:16
Thanks RMD
the battery dead flat no lights
240 v going in to van and all 240v in the van work and
going straight through the transfomer
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Follow Up By: Nomadic Navara - Sunday, Sep 03, 2017 at 19:39

Sunday, Sep 03, 2017 at 19:39
RMD said "Yes a transformer or switchmode power supply/charger would be used"

If he thinks a transformer will charge a battery then he does not know much about electrics. I would no be taking much notice of what he has to say.

You (Chris) said "the battery dead flat no lights" - If what you have installed in the van is a quality battery charger - there are a lot of battery chargers that will not start charging unless the voltage across the battery is at least 8 V.
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Reply By: Ozi M - Sunday, Sep 03, 2017 at 09:07

Sunday, Sep 03, 2017 at 09:07
If no one can solve the problem here, there are a lot of arm chair experts on caravan forums who love a good debate about what the problem might be
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Reply By: rumpig - Sunday, Sep 03, 2017 at 09:53

Sunday, Sep 03, 2017 at 09:53
Any chance of you getting some pics of what you have? Will make it so much easier for others to help you then. Even if you can't post them up here yourself, maybe you can get someone's email address from here that can and they can post them up.
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Reply By: Nomadic Navara - Sunday, Sep 03, 2017 at 19:30

Sunday, Sep 03, 2017 at 19:30
If what you have is really a transformer, it will not charge a battery. The output of a transformer is AC power. You need DC power to charge a battery.

We need to know exactly what you have. Look for any makers information. Look for things like the makers name and model numbers. Look got output voltages and currents
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Reply By: Member - William B (The Shire) - Monday, Sep 04, 2017 at 12:06

Monday, Sep 04, 2017 at 12:06
Hi,
My Coromal Seka 505 uses 240 volts when connected to power, it also has a battery charger to charge the battery.
The charger on mine is under one of the seats, not near the battery and connected by wiring.
If your battery in the van is receiving charge but not accepting the charge you may either have a dud battery or an older style charger that will need some charge in the battery before it will take the charge.
I'm taking it that when you say transformer you are referring to a charger.
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Follow Up By: chris a - Monday, Sep 04, 2017 at 12:59

Monday, Sep 04, 2017 at 12:59
OK it is a wialki switch mode battery charger model cc-1214
input 200-250V 2.5A 50\60 hz
The red light is on the charger and the battery is very hot still no 12v lights
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Reply By: Member - William B (The Shire) - Monday, Sep 04, 2017 at 13:03

Monday, Sep 04, 2017 at 13:03
My Coromal has a bank of 12 volt fuses in one of the over head cupboards near the door.
I would be checking these.
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