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Old 10-14-2003, 05:39 AM   #1
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Unhappy CS Spacecharger Pro-Charger (12v low)

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i just bought a second hand CS Spacecharger Pro and its great but it will not charge it say "ERROR" 12v low

i am charging of a car battery with is 13.7v

NEED help Please
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Old 10-14-2003, 05:56 AM   #2
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did you do a volt reading on the 12 volt battery ? It may rest at 12 volts , but when you put a load on it i.e. the cs charger , the batt doesnt have enough juice to run it . if you dont have the meter to do it , your local auto parts store will do it for free .
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Old 10-14-2003, 06:21 AM   #3
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hi

thanks for that but i did test it, it read 13.75v before the load.

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You might wanna try another battery.I have 3 of these chargers and LOVE them.I havent had any problems.
Goodluck and I hope it works out for you.
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Old 10-14-2003, 06:28 AM   #5
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Yes , it may read that , but you need to do a load test on it . A load test puts100 amp load on the batt , and it should not drop under 12 volts.
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Old 10-14-2003, 12:31 PM   #6
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thanks for that but i did test it, it read 13.75v before the load.

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You have to measure the voltage with the load ON - simply connect the charger and battery and press start - now measure the voltage on the car battery.
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Old 10-14-2003, 01:48 PM   #7
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Guys;

He didn't mention WHAT type of Pack he was charging.

With many DC Chargers, if you are are charging a 8+ cell TX pack, the input voltage will need to be at or above the final pack voltage or you will get a low voltage error.

Just thought I'd mention the fact.
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thanks for that i will test the battery with the load of the charger, it was saying 12v low before even pluging that battery(Gp 3300) in.

also what is a good power supply for about $100 Australian

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Try HERE Jaycar doe a 5A one for $109AUS but if you can find another $60 get the 10A model more than worth it. You see these quite often on ebay too so keep your eyes open.
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Hi Shortyzz,

I would highly recommend you charge from a powersupply...10 amps and higher is recommended...this will allow you to run 2 chargers, or 1 charger and tire warmers.

please test the charger running from another power source, (Ie another battery or better yet a powersupply.

This display is caused by low input voltage, or it could be the case that the charger is incorrectly reading nput volts (less likely).

If you have further problems after doing those tests you may get in contact with the local seller of C.S products to arrange a repair. (note you will probably need a receipt).

I have been using C.S for a year now...no problemo's

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if you got a 13.5v power supply will it work with a 12v charger?
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yes, they preFer to run at 13.8 v (not much higher)

when getting around 12 v thats when they start mis-behave

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prever?? you mean prefer??
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Old 10-15-2003, 02:29 AM   #15
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hi

i got it sorted out but thanks for all your help

THANKS ALOT
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