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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 29-08-2011, 13:41 Thread Starter
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Clicking relay

I have an intermittent clicking relay under the van.
The engine is off and all the 12v in the van is off, the alarm is off.
However I can hear a relay clicking intermittently. Having crawled under the van and located the source I have found it to be a relay
marked "Rele Carga Automatica" "Para Alternadores" (Spanish).
Which google transaltes to an automatic relay for Alternator.
I assume this switches the alternator charge from the engine battery to the leisure battery when the engine battery is fully charged?
Is this a problem? Am I safe to leave it untill I can get it to a garage or should I do something right now? If so what?

Thanks for your help.
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It could be the relay to the fridge. Might be best to make sure the 12 volt switch on the fridge is not turn on. And/or try to disable the relay by removing the earth wire.

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Fridge is off and still intermitent clicking from the relay.
The only thing that is not off or disconnected is the solar panel.
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Worried bump!
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If the solar panels are the only thing connected then disconnect them. If the problem relay stops clicking problem solved. Probably clicking as clouds pass over the sun..
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