My Charger Has died

Submitted: Saturday, Jan 03, 2009 at 19:10
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My camper has had a small Projecta 3 staqe charger in it that is used to charge the internal battery when at home. The trailer is also wired 240volt with ELB which the charger is connected to. While travelling the 12v power is supplied via a anderson plug from the car to recharge the battery.

I havent used the trailer for a number of months and today decided to test everything and notice the charger is dead and the battery totally flat.

Now i have to replace it i thought i might just get peoples view on wether this set up is the best or is there better alterantives.

Is there any other alternatives to this set up?

Regards

Alan
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Reply By: ABR - SIDEWINDER - Saturday, Jan 03, 2009 at 21:43

Saturday, Jan 03, 2009 at 21:43
The charger may not be dead. Most new chargers require approx 9V to energize.

If you left the battery connected with no 240V the charger may have discharged the battery.

Charge the battery via the car to get the voltage up and then see if the charger kicks in.

Regards

Derek from ABR
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Follow Up By: Alan S (WA) - Sunday, Jan 04, 2009 at 09:47

Sunday, Jan 04, 2009 at 09:47
Thanks Derek

I an cyrrently charging it with my shed charger. I dont recall ever leaving it disconnected for any major length of time.

But i will see what happens.

Alan
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Reply By: Geoff (Newcastle, NSW) - Sunday, Jan 04, 2009 at 18:48

Sunday, Jan 04, 2009 at 18:48
What happens if you try to use the Projecta to charge the starting battery in your car?

Does it work then? This will tell you if the camper battery got below that magical 9 volts or if the Projecta is in fact dead.

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Reply By: Alan S (WA) - Sunday, Jan 04, 2009 at 22:49

Sunday, Jan 04, 2009 at 22:49
Well i charged it with my old arlec charger got it back over 9 volt and then tried it again, and it is definitely dead.

Oh well time for new one

Alan
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