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there's that light again...



 
 
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Old June 7th 06, 07:48 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
chillibeef
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Default there's that light again...

Hope someone out there can help,

i have just fitted a second relay and grey towing
socket to my 2004 Nissan Navara double cab, everthing seems to be ok
with regards to the caravan fridge and battery charging etc.

However the 12v + supply i have used from the alternator (yellow with
black line) to switch the relay is causing the battery warning light to

remain on even when the engine is running. There is no loss of power
or draining of the battery and as mentioned before eveything seems ok,
just this annoying battery warning light on the dash board.

So the question is have i done something wrong and how can i resolve it

?

Please help chillibeef

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Old June 7th 06, 07:57 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
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Default there's that light again...


"chillibeef" wrote in message
oups.com...
Hope someone out there can help,

i have just fitted a second relay and grey towing
socket to my 2004 Nissan Navara double cab, everthing seems to be ok
with regards to the caravan fridge and battery charging etc.

However the 12v + supply i have used from the alternator (yellow with
black line) to switch the relay is causing the battery warning light to

remain on even when the engine is running. There is no loss of power
or draining of the battery and as mentioned before eveything seems ok,
just this annoying battery warning light on the dash board.

So the question is have i done something wrong and how can i resolve it

?

Please help chillibeef


I know modern alternators switch off to reduce the back EMF when the battery
reaches sufficient voltage. Maybe this is triggering your problem. Fit a
voltage sensing realy and save the problem.

Cheers

David


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Old June 7th 06, 07:57 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
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Default there's that light again...


"chillibeef" wrote in message
oups.com...
Hope someone out there can help,

i have just fitted a second relay and grey towing
socket to my 2004 Nissan Navara double cab, everthing seems to be ok
with regards to the caravan fridge and battery charging etc.

However the 12v + supply i have used from the alternator (yellow with
black line) to switch the relay is causing the battery warning light to

remain on even when the engine is running. There is no loss of power
or draining of the battery and as mentioned before eveything seems ok,
just this annoying battery warning light on the dash board.

So the question is have i done something wrong and how can i resolve it

?

Please help chillibeef


I know modern alternators switch off to reduce the back EMF when the battery
reaches sufficient voltage. Maybe this is triggering your problem. Fit a
voltage sensing realy and save the problem.

Cheers

David


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Old June 7th 06, 07:57 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
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Default there's that light again...


"chillibeef" wrote in message
oups.com...
Hope someone out there can help,

i have just fitted a second relay and grey towing
socket to my 2004 Nissan Navara double cab, everthing seems to be ok
with regards to the caravan fridge and battery charging etc.

However the 12v + supply i have used from the alternator (yellow with
black line) to switch the relay is causing the battery warning light to

remain on even when the engine is running. There is no loss of power
or draining of the battery and as mentioned before eveything seems ok,
just this annoying battery warning light on the dash board.

So the question is have i done something wrong and how can i resolve it

?

Please help chillibeef


I know modern alternators switch off to reduce the back EMF when the battery
reaches sufficient voltage. Maybe this is triggering your problem. Fit a
voltage sensing realy and save the problem.

Cheers

David


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Old June 9th 06, 05:26 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
colin legg
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Default there's that light again...

You should really use one of the swithed ignition circuits to power your
relay, if you google for the wiring diagram for your vehicle it should be
easy to to identify a suitable circuit. Many modern vehicles have a such a
circuit spare to attach such relays to power things such as cool boxes or
12v/230v inverters. Your relay may also be providing the back emf causing
the warning light to come on.


"chillibeef" wrote in message
oups.com...
Hope someone out there can help,

i have just fitted a second relay and grey towing
socket to my 2004 Nissan Navara double cab, everthing seems to be ok
with regards to the caravan fridge and battery charging etc.

However the 12v + supply i have used from the alternator (yellow with
black line) to switch the relay is causing the battery warning light to

remain on even when the engine is running. There is no loss of power
or draining of the battery and as mentioned before eveything seems ok,
just this annoying battery warning light on the dash board.

So the question is have i done something wrong and how can i resolve it

?

Please help chillibeef




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Old June 9th 06, 05:26 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
colin legg
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Posts: 1
Default there's that light again...

You should really use one of the swithed ignition circuits to power your
relay, if you google for the wiring diagram for your vehicle it should be
easy to to identify a suitable circuit. Many modern vehicles have a such a
circuit spare to attach such relays to power things such as cool boxes or
12v/230v inverters. Your relay may also be providing the back emf causing
the warning light to come on.


"chillibeef" wrote in message
oups.com...
Hope someone out there can help,

i have just fitted a second relay and grey towing
socket to my 2004 Nissan Navara double cab, everthing seems to be ok
with regards to the caravan fridge and battery charging etc.

However the 12v + supply i have used from the alternator (yellow with
black line) to switch the relay is causing the battery warning light to

remain on even when the engine is running. There is no loss of power
or draining of the battery and as mentioned before eveything seems ok,
just this annoying battery warning light on the dash board.

So the question is have i done something wrong and how can i resolve it

?

Please help chillibeef




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Old June 9th 06, 05:26 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
colin legg
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Posts: 8
Default there's that light again...

You should really use one of the swithed ignition circuits to power your
relay, if you google for the wiring diagram for your vehicle it should be
easy to to identify a suitable circuit. Many modern vehicles have a such a
circuit spare to attach such relays to power things such as cool boxes or
12v/230v inverters. Your relay may also be providing the back emf causing
the warning light to come on.


"chillibeef" wrote in message
oups.com...
Hope someone out there can help,

i have just fitted a second relay and grey towing
socket to my 2004 Nissan Navara double cab, everthing seems to be ok
with regards to the caravan fridge and battery charging etc.

However the 12v + supply i have used from the alternator (yellow with
black line) to switch the relay is causing the battery warning light to

remain on even when the engine is running. There is no loss of power
or draining of the battery and as mentioned before eveything seems ok,
just this annoying battery warning light on the dash board.

So the question is have i done something wrong and how can i resolve it

?

Please help chillibeef




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Old June 9th 06, 10:40 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Lenny
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Default there's that light again...

On 7 Jun 2006 12:48:37 -0700, "chillibeef"
wrote:

Hope someone out there can help,

i have just fitted a second relay and grey towing
socket to my 2004 Nissan Navara double cab, everthing seems to be ok
with regards to the caravan fridge and battery charging etc.

However the 12v + supply i have used from the alternator (yellow with
black line) to switch the relay is causing the battery warning light to

remain on even when the engine is running. There is no loss of power
or draining of the battery and as mentioned before eveything seems ok,
just this annoying battery warning light on the dash board.

So the question is have i done something wrong and how can i resolve it

?

Please help chillibeef

Same thing used to happen on Renualt Traffic vans & it used to blow
the alternator up.

I always wire the relay to a switched ignition feed only down side is
you must remember not to leave ignition on without the engine running
for long periods, not too difficult.


Lenny
www.motoressentials.co.uk
Diesel Power Cetane Booster for a smoother quieter engine.
Lenny
www.motoressentials.co.uk
Diesel Power Cetane Booster for a smoother quieter engine.
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Old June 9th 06, 10:40 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Lenny
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Posts: 989
Default there's that light again...

On 7 Jun 2006 12:48:37 -0700, "chillibeef"
wrote:

Hope someone out there can help,

i have just fitted a second relay and grey towing
socket to my 2004 Nissan Navara double cab, everthing seems to be ok
with regards to the caravan fridge and battery charging etc.

However the 12v + supply i have used from the alternator (yellow with
black line) to switch the relay is causing the battery warning light to

remain on even when the engine is running. There is no loss of power
or draining of the battery and as mentioned before eveything seems ok,
just this annoying battery warning light on the dash board.

So the question is have i done something wrong and how can i resolve it

?

Please help chillibeef

Same thing used to happen on Renualt Traffic vans & it used to blow
the alternator up.

I always wire the relay to a switched ignition feed only down side is
you must remember not to leave ignition on without the engine running
for long periods, not too difficult.


Lenny
www.motoressentials.co.uk
Diesel Power Cetane Booster for a smoother quieter engine.
Lenny
www.motoressentials.co.uk
Diesel Power Cetane Booster for a smoother quieter engine.
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Old June 9th 06, 10:40 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Lenny
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Posts: 989
Default there's that light again...

On 7 Jun 2006 12:48:37 -0700, "chillibeef"
wrote:

Hope someone out there can help,

i have just fitted a second relay and grey towing
socket to my 2004 Nissan Navara double cab, everthing seems to be ok
with regards to the caravan fridge and battery charging etc.

However the 12v + supply i have used from the alternator (yellow with
black line) to switch the relay is causing the battery warning light to

remain on even when the engine is running. There is no loss of power
or draining of the battery and as mentioned before eveything seems ok,
just this annoying battery warning light on the dash board.

So the question is have i done something wrong and how can i resolve it

?

Please help chillibeef

Same thing used to happen on Renualt Traffic vans & it used to blow
the alternator up.

I always wire the relay to a switched ignition feed only down side is
you must remember not to leave ignition on without the engine running
for long periods, not too difficult.


Lenny
www.motoressentials.co.uk
Diesel Power Cetane Booster for a smoother quieter engine.
Lenny
www.motoressentials.co.uk
Diesel Power Cetane Booster for a smoother quieter engine.
 



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