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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-11-2018, 15:21 Thread Starter
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It really is a pain in the backside, the amp hours dropped bellow 50% even though the batteries were still 12.7% or something like that, it's been on charge now for 48 hours and has gone up to------ 68% the batteries both 13.7%. I just do not get it and neither does Hans.
Sargent told me sometime back how to adjust it to 100% when I knew it must be so, but after I do it still gives these stupid reading when we have used the van for just a day. Is there any point in looking at the amp hours if the batteries say full?.

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You could have a duff cell perhaps Jan, but I've never seen a amp hours gauge so that's new one on me.
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You could have a duff cell perhaps Jan, but I've never seen a amp hours gauge so that's new one on me.
2 new batteries in the summer so duff cell not likely. It always does it Kev, hence why I have been in touch with them before.

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I'd get it to an auto electrician then Gert.
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They don't know anything about them in this neck of the woods, I think it's an Autotrail thing or do other makes have them?

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Can you post a picture of this gauge as, like others, I have never seen an “Amp Hour” gauge. Is it part of the Sargent unit or is it (as I suspect) and additional gauge?

Do you actually run out of battery power! If not perhaps the gauge itself is defective as 12.7 volts in a lead acid battery is fully charged!!

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So do you actually “run out” of battery power?? If the battery volts are still showing 12.6 I wouldn’t think you have any problem. Try sticking some tape over the Amp hour gauge! What you can’t see you can’t worry about!

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So do you actually “run out” of battery power?? If the battery volts are still showing 12.6 I wouldn’t think you have any problem. Try sticking some tape over the Amp hour gauge! What you can’t see you can’t worry about!

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I keep telling him that Andy, but he will keep looking each day to see if its increased, no it still says 67% tonight but the battery is full. 13. something %

and no we don't run out of battery power as we are only going out for an occasional day at this time of year.

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