Had A Bad Day Arghhhhhh

Discussion in 'Water Fed Pole Cleaning' started by Matty H, Oct 31, 2012.

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  1. Matty H

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    Not best pleased lost a whole days work because of a poxy 15amp fuse. Got to first job all seemed ok until water flow from brush started slowing up. Turned up controller made no difference. I thought perhaps pump is KNACKERED changed pump (carry a spare) still the same prob :(
    Went to local auto electrics who supplied my new leisure battery 2 wks ago and electrician was on holiday. Great, what to do now. Phoned mobile auto lec couldn't see me til 3pm.....
    Finally got all checked and a 15amp fuse had blown on the relay so my leisure battery hasn't been charging and losing power when using pump.. A POXY BLOODY FUSE.
    He advised me to fit a voltage sensitive relay! Anybody got this set up?
     
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  2. rcproperty

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    Not good then, not nice when things happen like that.

    Take it you don't do equipment checks to make sure everything is ok???
     
  3. bluemonkey

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    no, i had a split relay and it kep blowing, now i just wire my leisure battery up to the normally battery and had no probs since
     
  4. rcproperty

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    Might mean you had it wired up wrong if they think kept blowing. Had my split relay charger for a year now, only cost me £18 to buy it, and had no problems. You have just wired the leisure battery up straight to the main van battery?
     
  5. bluemonkey

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    it was fitted by a garage, kept blowing fuses and then blew 2 split relays

    yea, pos to pos and then neg to van
     
  6. rcproperty

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    Oh right, one problem with doing that,[background=rgb(241, 249, 255)]Vehicle & leisure batteries are totally different.[/background]

    [background=rgb(241, 249, 255)]Basically a car battery uses a huge amount of power to turn the starter motor. It has more plates within it giving a larger surface area overall giving a larger boost of power. The drawn power is then replenished by the alternator cycle of charging.[/background]

    [background=rgb(241, 249, 255)]A leisure battery is a different beast with generally fewer plates but are generally thicker to give prolonged usage over a quick spurt from a vehicle battery. Don't get me wrong some leisure batteries would start a vehicle.[/background]


    [background=rgb(241, 249, 255)]However, if a leisure battery was designed for vehicle starting then it wouldn't be called a leisure battery?!! [/background]
    [background=rgb(241, 249, 255)] if you connect the leisure battery to the vehicle battery then you would equalise the battery killing both of them.[/background]
     
  7. bluemonkey

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    sorry, is a car battery, i binned my lesiure just checked
     
  8. Matty H

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    Not really that's the first problem I had in 3 years and albeit a days work lost it was really a minor problem. Relay has been on the van over a year and that's the first fuse its blown.
     
  9. rcproperty

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    Oh right, I check all my stuff over each week to make sure everything ok.
     
  10. All Round Cleaning

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    rule of thumb is to check the simplest of things first !!!
     
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