Battery Died :-(

Discussion in 'Water Fed Pole Cleaning' started by vespawho, May 10, 2013.

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  1. vespawho

    vespawho Active Member
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    What a day, 3 new jobs to do this morning. All started ok but then my water kept stopping and starting! Checked the controller and the battery warning was flashing. Its only a couple of months old.

    Quick drive to the local towbar shop and they checked the split charge, all working....put a load on the battery and it was dropping big time. Knackered and needed to get back to work so had to buy another.
    Have gone for 110 ah now

    So £50 of windows.....

    £90 battery!!!

    Not happy......but had a silver lining which i will post as a separate post!
     
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  2. scotty_boy

    scotty_boy Active Member
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    just typical mate least your sorted now
     
  3. Oliver

    Oliver Well-Known Member
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    If it makes you feel better mate I didn't have my van from last Friday until Tuesday night & bill came to £1400.05p lol
    stopped me working the bank holiday weekend too!
     
  4. vespawho

    vespawho Active Member
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    Ouch!!! thats a whopper of a bill and no van as well!!
     
  5. Smurf

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    [SIZE=10.5pt]I had a similar start to the day as went to top up me van tank only to find the controller had been running on dead end stop overnight. [/SIZE]

    [SIZE=10.5pt]Not only was the controller flashing bat but had a flooded van too as one of the hose connectors blew. [/SIZE]

    [SIZE=10.5pt]That’s what happens when you get old as my memory is shocking :Image13: [/SIZE]

    [SIZE=10.5pt]It did help as the job I was on I parked the van on a hill so got rid of most of the flood water through gravity. Also pluged the battery on charge when I got to the property as I new they were going to be home :Image10: [/SIZE]
     
  6. vespawho

    vespawho Active Member
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    Haha Smurf.....i'm only 44 and my memory is shot!!

    Bet you have got a nice clean van floor now :Image9: And handy that your customers were in and let you charge up. .....Just off to check i have turned everything off !! lol
     
  7. Smurf

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    [SIZE=medium]I must flood the van at least once a month so now have drainage holes so flood water has somewhere to go :Image13: [/SIZE]
     
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