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Old 13-01-2021, 10:29 PM   #11
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Interesting, i have now tried to charge with this method and unsure of my results (i have no meter to read volts etc...)
I knew my main battery was low as i struggle to start the engine. I put the trickle charger on and after a few minutes the light on the split relay came on?? I was presuming that it would take a few days before it charged the main battery then switch over. However what i found strange was the light on the relay was a bit dull, not as bright as it would be while charging through the alternator. I think the trickle charger i used only buts in 4A so maybe this is why.???
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My bus is fitted with the same split charge relay shown in the photo, I used an optimate charger, and the relay just kept clicking on and off, I left it assuming nervously it would be ok, the next day it had only charged the starter battery. I thought the relay had blown, but luckily I twiddled the earth screw and the relay clicked into life. It was possibly a poor earth anyway, or the clicking on and off caused the earth problem. Iím not sure I want to try again. I was going to email Simply Split Charge where I bought it from and ask advice.
The earth wire needs to be connected directly to the negative post of the engine battery.

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Interesting, i have now tried to charge with this method and unsure of my results (i have no meter to read volts etc...)
I knew my main battery was low as i struggle to start the engine. I put the trickle charger on and after a few minutes the light on the split relay came on?? I was presuming that it would take a few days before it charged the main battery then switch over. However what i found strange was the light on the relay was a bit dull, not as bright as it would be while charging through the alternator. I think the trickle charger i used only buts in 4A so maybe this is why.???
Get a meter. You can't really be trying to diagnose a fault with something like this without one.
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