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Old 02-12-2012, 08:54   #1
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Battery issues

We have new batteries and we still have a problem. When starting we use #2 and then switch to #1 to run on. Just 5 minutes after switching all electronics go dead. Maybe the switch is bad?
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Old 02-12-2012, 09:27   #2
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Re: Battery issues

Insufficient info. Measure the voltage at the batteries, switch and electronics to determine the location of the problem. Diagnosing the problem in the absence of any info is impossible. All anyone can do is guess.
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Old 02-12-2012, 09:32   #3
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I agree with Illusion, you need to get a multimeter and check the voltages before and after the problem occurs. This is the only way to diagnose the problem. Doing it this way will eliminate the guess work.
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given how little we know. Ill guess that the alternator is on 1 and there is no combiner. What is charging number 2 bank?
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We have new batteries and we still have a problem. When starting we use #2 and then switch to #1 to run on. Just 5 minutes after switching all electronics go dead. Maybe the switch is bad?
what are you using to switch? are you blowing diodes?
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Re: Battery issues

Guess he really doesn't want to respond????????????
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Re: Battery issues

Gwilliston, if you post enough information so that people can help you there are lots of people here that are very glad to be helpful. If you join a new forum and play 20 questions with an attitude you wont get much help.
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GW, Chill....
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DeepFrz......you are correct, there are a lot of helpful people out there. It does take time to gather requested information as I will and post. Thanks.
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DeepFrz......you are correct, there are a lot of helpful people out there. It does take time to gather requested information as I will and post. Thanks.
If you want someone to be helpful, it would serve you better to provide some minimal information and not insult people especially before giving us even a hint as to the problem. Not a good way to ingratiate yourself to anyone trying to give you advice.
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DeepFrz......you are correct, there are a lot of helpful people out there. It does take time to gather requested information as I will and post. Thanks.
When you submit the data you might want to include an apology for the name calling. A lot here to care for that, the mods especially. Plus, it will go a long way into getting you the help you seek. IMHO
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