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Post by Miss DaisyMay on Sat Oct 20, 2018 6:21 pm

Good evening to all,
I need some help please....


Firstly, this may seem a very stupid question but can anyone tell me where the Leisure battery is....


Secondly we are having a problem with the Leisure battery indicator on the Sargent Panel above the habitation door. 
We have had it at home on Electric hook up the vehicle battery reading is fine, it is fully charged.... however the Leisure battery keeps dropping when reading the AH, even to the point it read zero....
When it reads the charge, it is green and reading ok..
I rang Autosleeper and they talked through re-calibrating the Sargent panel for the Leisure battery. However it seems to be happening again...


Anyone have any ideas please. One garage told us we needed a new battery another it needed a deep charge...


I sincerely hope this makes sense to someone and can make light of what is going on...


Many thanks in anticipation
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Post by PLOUGHLIN on Sat Oct 20, 2018 6:43 pm

Battery is under the passenger seat, vehicle battery under a cover in passenger footwell. Can't help with other query though. Do you have a EC500 PSU and CP480 control panel?

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Post by Paulmold on Sat Oct 20, 2018 6:52 pm

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Post by HairyFool on Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:53 pm

Once you have found the battery do an independent check.

Confirm what the Sargent says as its current state of charge then disconnect the battery.

Let it rest for 20 minutes (minimum) and using a reasonable Digital Multimeter measure the voltage. Slight variations depending on the technology but for a standard Lead Acid 12.6v is fully charged, below 12v is under 50% and the battery is in trouble.
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Post by Miss DaisyMay on Mon Oct 22, 2018 4:58 pm

Thank you for your replies.

I have now found the battery!!!

Hairy Fool thank you for you information. I shall endevour to do check as you say.

My apologies re the font. I had no idea not to change it....but I now know for future posts.

Thank you to all
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Post by BornAgain on Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:39 pm

If it has been recently charged it could take several hours to drop down to the steady state value of approx. 12.7 volts. Better to leave it over night before checking the voltage.
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Post by mikethebike on Tue Oct 23, 2018 12:18 pm

HairyFool wrote:Once you have found the battery do an independent check.

Confirm what the Sargent says as its current state of charge then disconnect the battery.

Let it rest for 20 minutes (minimum) and using a reasonable Digital Multimeter measure the voltage. Slight variations depending on the technology but for a standard Lead Acid 12.6v is fully charged, below 12v is under 50% and the battery is in trouble.
Hi   I have figures for lead acid.     12.7==100%
                                                   12.4==75%
                                                   12.2==50%     
                                                   12.0==25%
                                                   11.8==0 %
Battery can be recovered down to 9 volt but dont keep trying that!!   12volt will start a good engine.

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Post by Miss DaisyMay on Tue Oct 23, 2018 2:37 pm

Thank you Mikethebike
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