Is It Dead?

Submitted: Wednesday, Jul 28, 2010 at 17:24
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My 240v/20A Electro Battery Charger has worked perfectly since we bought our van about 7 months ago. Now it has stopped and I cant figue out what the problem is. I changed the 30A fuse in the bottom of it just in case this was the problem but it still isn't working. My questions

Is there another fuse somewhere in the unit?
Is there a safety device somewhere in my van that is stopping it working? The power point is fine, i have checked.
Is it dead?
Anyone else had this problem?

cheers
Dave
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Reply By: Roughasguts - Wednesday, Jul 28, 2010 at 17:32

Wednesday, Jul 28, 2010 at 17:32
Stick your nose against it and have a sniff, if she smells burnt! well then shes burnt out. I had a charger catch fire before.

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Follow Up By: happycattle2000 - Wednesday, Jul 28, 2010 at 17:40

Wednesday, Jul 28, 2010 at 17:40
Its ok everyone I found the other fuse and it is blown. woohoo.
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Follow Up By: Member - Andrew (QLD) - Wednesday, Jul 28, 2010 at 17:42

Wednesday, Jul 28, 2010 at 17:42
no woohoo's just yet....why did it blow? ;)

Andrew
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Follow Up By: TerraFirma - Thursday, Jul 29, 2010 at 13:45

Thursday, Jul 29, 2010 at 13:45
Yeah Good point, I am not familar with this particular charger but often chargers blow fuses if they are connected and disconnected from the battery whilst powered. Thats what I like about the Cteks, spark free, shot circuit free and polarity protected. You hope nothing has failed to cause the fuse to blow
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Follow Up By: Member - Andrew (QLD) - Thursday, Jul 29, 2010 at 14:41

Thursday, Jul 29, 2010 at 14:41
I hope the correct fuse has been obtained....this thread has some interesting reading about their electro charger:

- http://www.exploroz.com/Forum/Topic/74652/Switch_Mode_Multi-Stage_Smart_Battery_Chargers.aspx

TF, it looks like the charger has some smarts in it similiar to the ctek range that should protect it and allow soft starts etc.

Andrew
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