Dual battery charge indicator

Submitted: Wednesday, Apr 19, 2006 at 17:48
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My Opposite Lock LED panel on the dash seems to be playing up. The top four green lights for the second battery flash with nothing on below them . Also the alarm goes on. When I turn my headlights and spotlights on all the LEDs are on for the second battery. The main battery LEDs seem to be behaving as normal. Both batteries are the same and have been checked out as OK. What gives?. Rus.
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Reply By: roofscooter2 - Wednesday, Apr 19, 2006 at 18:29

Wednesday, Apr 19, 2006 at 18:29
I could be wrong but it sounds like a bad earth somewhere, Cheer's Bob.
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Follow Up By: Russel & Mary - Wednesday, Apr 19, 2006 at 21:18

Wednesday, Apr 19, 2006 at 21:18
Hi Bob, the unit has only four wires. Two to each battery; positive and negative. Tomorrow I'll take the connections off, check them and replace and see if that helps at all. Other than that ........take to it with the shotgun? axe? Rus.
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Reply By: Geoff M (Newcastle, NSW) - Wednesday, Apr 19, 2006 at 21:24

Wednesday, Apr 19, 2006 at 21:24
Don't just check the connections to the unit, go over all the connections for the second battery.
The unit may actually be telling the truth regarding the ability of the second battery to do its job.
Funny thing, I spend a lot of time working in industrial plants. The moment an alarm comes up the first thing the operators decide is the alarm is faulty. What if the alarm is telling the truth?

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Reply By: Russel & Mary - Thursday, Apr 20, 2006 at 09:29

Thursday, Apr 20, 2006 at 09:29
I've fixed it. I disconnected all leads and left it for half an hour and hooked everything up again. A bit like the home computor( or even a vehicle computor module) sometimes when things don't do as they should, by turning off for a while any residual power leaks away and re-sets itself. Thanks for all your help. Rus.
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Follow Up By: Gramps (NSW) - Thursday, Apr 20, 2006 at 09:36

Thursday, Apr 20, 2006 at 09:36
Careful Rus. Hope you're accreditted for that sort of thing. If everyone started doing that we'd have lots of electrical repairers etc out of business :))))))))
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