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VB Discharge Warning Light Flickering

Hi All,
Total newbie here, so please bear with me. Very recently purchased 2003 Globecar Globescout on a Peugeot Boxer base. Energy management is an Elektroblock EBL 263-4.
While driving, primarily when engine is at lower rev's, the dashboard battery discharge warning light flickers. So far, the vehicle starts fine, and there are no other outward signs that the VB is low (eg, turn signals aren't blinking more slowly).
I'm wondering whether the forum members would think this is more likely to be a base-vehicle problem - i.e., the alternator - or an energy management problem, i.e., a problem with the EBL.
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Hi All,
Total newbie here, so please bear with me. Very recently purchased 2003 Globecar Globescout on a Peugeot Boxer base. Energy management is an Elektroblock EBL 263-4.
While driving, primarily when engine is at lower rev's, the dashboard battery discharge warning light flickers. So far, the vehicle starts fine, and there are no other outward signs that the VB is low (eg, turn signals aren't blinking more slowly).
I'm wondering whether the forum members would think this is more likely to be a base-vehicle problem - i.e., the alternator - or an energy management problem, i.e., a problem with the EBL.
Cheers.
I suspect the alternator. What revs is low? I had a ducato that would not start to charge after an overnight halt. I had to increase the revs to 1200 or so and then it would cut in and remain good for the rest of the day. Why not disconnect the leisure batteries and see if it makes any difference? There should also be a 50A fuse between the vehicle battery and the electroblock that you could remove and see if it makes any difference.

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Hi rayc; thanks for the prompt reply.

Low rev's in this case could be anything below 2500; it frequently flickers during gear changes.

The idea of pulling the fuse to disconnect the EBL from the VB sounds very promising. Do you think it is likely that this fuse will be found under the bonnet?
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Hi rayc; thanks for the prompt reply.

Low rev's in this case could be anything below 2500; it frequently flickers during gear changes.

The idea of pulling the fuse to disconnect the EBL from the VB sounds very promising. Do you think it is likely that this fuse will be found under the bonnet?
Cheers.
I am not familiar with that model but believe it may be by the vehicle battery. A decent auto electrician should be able to quickly check the alternator and battery. Have you checked the drive belt?
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