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Old 13-08-2020, 22:12   #1
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VDO Electric Switch Panel

I have recently bought a 2010 Beneteau First 35 yacht with a VDO 220 VAC electrical switch panel, including the TEP-209-000 display which monitors the Fuel, Battery and Water levels. When I start the engine an alarm sounds and an error pictogram appears in the display, a triangle with the numeral 1 inside, surrounded by 2 static circles and 2 flashing half-circles outside them.
If I increase the engine revs, the alarm stops, so it may simply be alerting me that the alternator is not yet charging the batteries. However, I do not have a manual for the panel, so I'd be very grateful if anyone can could let me know what the error means and perhaps tell me how I can get a copy of the manual, maybe as a PDF. Thanks in advance for your help.
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Re: VDO Electric Switch Panel

Is this the one?
https://www.vela-navega.com/forum/my...aysOceanis.pdf
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Thanks, TinTin, that's the one, I've downloaded the PDF. I see that the battery alarm by default will sound if the voltage is less than 13 volts, which seems a little high. My Engine and House batteries both show between 12.4 to 12.7 volts, which I always thought was fine. I have no solar panels, so should I run the engine for an hour each time I go out to see if I can increase the voltage, or is it just a sign of ageing batteries ?
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Thanks, TinTin, that's the one, I've downloaded the PDF. I see that the battery alarm by default will sound if the voltage is less than 13 volts, which seems a little high. My Engine and House batteries both show between 12.4 to 12.7 volts, which I always thought was fine. I have no solar panels, so should I run the engine for an hour each time I go out to see if I can increase the voltage, or is it just a sign of ageing batteries ?

See section 3.7, low battery alarms are 11.5V and 12V.
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