Well a little update,
I took a look at the Balmar ars5 again, pulled off the ford connector thing, not too difficult and ran some more tests from the Balmar guide. Put "ford" style connector back on, did more tests.
Then needed to take "ford" styler connector off again! Huh! Easier said then done. Pulled and pulled and wriggled and wriggled, but no luck, so got a pair of pliers to it.........oops! Pulled out the black wire. Bugga!
Took an engineer
friend over an hour, with a dental hook to get that sucker out of the plastic casing! But thankfully he did, then he soldered it back into the spade, replaced into the plastic holder and we did another test. It said all was good! So we replaced the connector on the Balmar ARS 5 and heh presto, we are now charging
instead of drawing.
Trouble is, we are not really sure that we have "solved " the problem! Maybe the connector was not on tight enough, had vibrated? Loose? Have to say I am not convinced.
But for the time being it is "fixed"
Has anyone else had this issue?
Should I get a spare Balmar ARS 5 they are about US$300 a pop, plus extortionate postage to Malaysia!
Thanks for "listening" ! I am doing this solo at the moment, and it gets tough sometimes as all you solos will know!