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ZED Battery charger doing odd things??

Post by Wedgetail on Tue 12 May 2015, 8:15 am

Has anyone observed the battery charger on a ZED flashing a red fault light when charging in 12 volt. Mine does but it doesn't do it on 240 volt. Nevertheless it still charges the battery on 12 volt.

Thoughts anyone?
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Re: ZED Battery charger doing odd things??

Post by Alan WA on Tue 12 May 2015, 8:45 am

You have to connect it directly to your battery using the supplied leads if you want to charge via 12 volt. I charge through an inverter.
Had the same problem with my 3030.

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Re: ZED Battery charger doing odd things??

Post by Wedgetail on Tue 12 May 2015, 1:43 pm

Thanks Alan and Welcome!

I'll try your suggestion. But that begs the question "why do ML provide a ciggy lighter adapter"?

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Re: ZED Battery charger doing odd things??

Post by davsgold on Wed 13 May 2015, 8:23 am

Yes my 7000 charger flashes red when using the ciggy lead but ok on 240v connection.

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Re: ZED Battery charger doing odd things??

Post by Redfin on Mon 18 May 2015, 8:26 am

I have a 2001 Prado set up as a tourer, with dual batteries and a dedicated auxiliary plug in the dash and in the rear for the fridge.
These plugs are connected via 6 B&S wire and the 12v charger works fine in them.

However, if I try and use the cig lighter plug I get the red flashing error code.
The wires feeding the standard ciggy outlets in 99% of cars have insufficient wiring to carry the load.

As mentioned above, if that describes you, connect straight to the battery using the alligator clips,
and all will be well.
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