Trolley battery?

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  1. buzzing

    buzzing Active Member
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    I bought a battery with my micro trolley, but it wouldn't charge so opened the box and put the connector back which thought was problem(picture with me holding wire). Is it worth buying a replacement unit (£120) or replacing the bits myself? At the end of the day if it fails I can't work.

    The battery in the pictures was held in with sticky tape stuff, get some more of this? It keeps bouncing about in box and isn't secure. 20150911_192827.jpg 20150911_192938.jpg 20150911_193745.jpg 20150911_193549.jpg 20150911_193107.jpg 20150911_192901.jpg

    Also, when you re-charge the batteries should you always leave them on charge for 24hrs? And at the end of the day leave them to charge overnight again? Not just an hour or something?
     
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  2. daveyboy

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    My charger has an led on it which is red and turns green when charged so i only charge it as long as needed

    What is £120 ?? just that box with pump and battery ??
    If so don't bother getting another
    Batteries are cheap
    Pump about 20 quid for a cheap one
    The rest is just wires and switches
    I would buy a spare pump and battery and carry on working
     
  3. Jimbo

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    Christ on a bike ! That scares me. Did that come out of a Christmas cracker?
     
  4. buzzing

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    I will go to Maplins today to get something to hold the connector in place and stop battery bouncing around. Will get a spare battery as well. The thing is I don't know how to wire the battery the pump etc to everything. I don't know what to do with the wires, the box fits perfectly under my trolley which I bought from Peter Fogwell on a forum where would buy a box that fits like this or know how to connect everything together? Anyone know where I can buy a small sized box unit? Or pump?
     
  5. mark

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    don't go buying anything yet.we all have encountered things like this.its a learning curve.1st of all you can buy a yuasa battery from ebay 4 £12.i bought a pump from ebay new like yours this week 4 £11.30.you need to sought that loose wire.if that goes to the charging point,i no its obvious but your battery will not charge.it wont be your pump!!my advice get a small cheap 12v battery charger with the led lights on the front from argos.the lights start red & eventually go out,there £12.use double sided tape on the battery to secure it-it works.dont waste your money m8 its a pennies easy fix
     
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    OK so I put silicon in to hold battery in place then had my first attempt at soldering. This was to hold the wire which came loose when recharging. I just heated as much soldering metal as I could and dripped it onto where the two wires connect. No idea if this is how you solder lol. The second time though it seemed to hold. Trying to make this box myself would be a nightmare. Maplins can't reproduce the circuitboard box which wasn't the exact same size costs 40 pounds. Might as well just order bits or a new box from my supplier. Think I will get that pump box off eBay that gto advertised in case it totally packs up.
     
  9. gto

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    isnt the circuit board just one of those cheap speed controlers off ebay. they are about £3 from china.
    look for 10amp PWM speed controller.
     
  10. Posh

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    That box gto said about I've got one & it's fine. Well worth the money.
    Go on the link daveyboy said & read up on that. Your save money.
    I built 2 of these for about £35.
    Battery £12
    Pump £12
    On/off switch £2
    Box £10
    If yer want a controler there £2.
    All off eBay & work fine.
    Then you just need wire which is dirt cheap.

    I never had a clue but read the link daveyboy put up & followed it & it was easy.

    Don't just go out spending willy nilly. And maplins is expensive.

    To hold my battery in I got my soldering iron & made 2 holes either side od the battery & put tie wraps round it & put a bit of mastics round the hole to make it waterproof.
     
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