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16194Re: Possible battery issue? - RL1000

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  • vandervoordef
    Jul 5, 2009
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      Hey Dave,

      We're all dying to hear the next sequel of your story; is there any?

      Frans



      --- In RoboMower@yahoogroups.com, David Christopher <david.christopher@...> wrote:
      >
      > Yep my battery connections look fine.
      >
      > So the voltmeter says 23.1 with the mower docked. However without the
      > mower, the voltmeter gives no reading on the "blades". I'm no genius but it
      > seems this would be the problem -- battery is not getting charged because
      > there's no juice coming from the dock to charge it!?? What should that
      > reading be?
      >
      > I'll take the dock apart later and see if I get any readings on the wires.
      > Question though, why would the mower says "Docking..." and the battery icon
      > show that it's charging if there was no power going to the mower from the
      > dock?
      >
      >
      > On Sun, Jul 5, 2009 at 12:35 PM, toolman_d <toolman_d@...> wrote:
      >
      > >
      > >
      > > You should have it set to DC.
      > >
      > > The red wire from the case should be connected to the + (red) post on the
      > > 1st battery. The negative on the first battery should be hooked to the
      > > positive on the second battery and the negative on the 2nd battery should be
      > > connected to the black wire on the battery case.
      > > The batteries are in series - not parallel.
      > >
      > > You can see pictures here of what it should look like:
      > > http://robomowerwiki.com/index.php/Image:RoboMower_battery_wiring.jpg
      > >
      > > Also if you have a camera or a cell phone with a camera it's always useful
      > > to take some pictures of what it should look like if you are taking
      > > something new apart.
      > >
      > >
      > > --- In RoboMower@yahoogroups.com <RoboMower%40yahoogroups.com>, David
      > > Christopher <david.christopher@> wrote:
      > > >
      > > > Ok you have to excuse my complete ignorance to this type of thing
      > > (please)
      > > > -- when I put the voltmeter to the "blades" when the mower was not
      > > attached,
      > > > I get no reading, but honestly I'm not exactly sure which setting to put
      > > the
      > > > voltmeter on. Can you direct me (it's a multimeter with AC, DC, Ohm,
      > > etc).
      > > > Embarrassing, obviously not my area of expertise by any means.
      > > >
      > > > And another "clueless" question :-) -- when I installed the new batteries
      > > > in the pack, I believe I did so exactly as the old batteries were
      > > attached
      > > > -- but just to confirm -- two red wires coming out of where the fuse is,
      > > one
      > > > is connected to the positive terminal on one battery, and the other goes
      > > to
      > > > the metal connector where the battery pack clicks into the mower. There
      > > is
      > > > a black wire that goes from the other metal connector to the negative
      > > > terminal of the other battery. And then there is a wire that connects the
      > > > positive to the negative between the two batteries. Is this right?
      > > >
      > > > Just trying to figure out what is going on with this mower --- now I
      > > can't
      > > > run the mower at all, the display always says "recharge battery" -- so
      > > I'm
      > > > obviously not getting any charge at all to the batteries now. Help!
      > > >
      > > > Thanks
      > > > David
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > On Sat, Jun 27, 2009 at 10:33 AM, Visti Juncher
      > > > <vistijuncher345@>wrote:
      > > >
      > > > >
      > > > >
      > > > > --- In RoboMower@yahoogroups.com <RoboMower%40yahoogroups.com><RoboMower%
      > > 40yahoogroups.com>, David
      > > > > Christopher <david.christopher@> wrote:
      > > > > >
      > > > > > I finally got myself a voltmeter, and with the mower connected to the
      > > > > dock,
      > > > > > the charger gave me a reading around 24. Taking the battery pack out
      > > of
      > > > > the
      > > > > > mower, each of the two batteries registered around 12 (they are not
      > > well
      > > > > > charged -- which is my problem). Not sure what else to do here, I've
      > > > > > checked everything else, connections seem ok, etc.
      > > > > >
      > > > > > Thanks
      > > > > > Dave
      > > > > >
      > > > >
      > > > > And what does the voltmeter have to say about the charger's voltage
      > > when
      > > > > not charging?
      > > > >
      > > > >
      > > > >
      > > >
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