Xtar VP2 not working on 12v battery

6 posts / 0 new
Last post
dekozn
Offline
Last seen: 2 months 3 weeks ago
Joined: 06/17/2016 - 09:04
Posts: 785
Location: Be
Xtar VP2 not working on 12v battery

Charger display doesn’t lit up while connected to 12V battery. I get 12.6V going in the charger with carplug (measured at the end of the cable). The poles of the charger read 1.5V.
Heavent measured while charging.
Charger works fine plugged into the mains. Didn’t measure while charging but my cells read 4.20 _4.22 right after charging.

Idiot proofing something only creates improved idiots.

dekozn
Offline
Last seen: 2 months 3 weeks ago
Joined: 06/17/2016 - 09:04
Posts: 785
Location: Be

I finaly got a reply from BG, took their sweet time but hoolidays were in between so…..
Sugestions: Try it with a different battery, check the poles of the battery, read the manual blablabla. I use this battery everyday so if I mixed up the poles I would have noticed it by now I think. My VC2 charges just fine on it although I have to use 12v to5v usb converter plug with it. The manual doesn’t say anything about the provided car-plug but how hard can it be. I don’t think I plugged the wrong end of the suplied plug in the wrong plug of the battery or charger. It is physically not possible. I have already tried it on 3 batteries, do I have to video tape it every time?

Idiot proofing something only creates improved idiots.

Bort
Bort's picture
Offline
Last seen: 6 hours 5 min ago
Joined: 06/01/2012 - 17:15
Posts: 8534
Location: Holding the proverbial flashlight

hmm, thats an odd one alright

The Journal of Alternative Facts TM

"It is critical that there is a credible academic source for the growing and important discipline of alternative facts. This field of study will just keep winning, and we knew that all the best people would want to be on board. There is a real risk in the world today that people might be getting their information about science from actual scientists"

 

 

 

dekozn
Offline
Last seen: 2 months 3 weeks ago
Joined: 06/17/2016 - 09:04
Posts: 785
Location: Be

I’m thinking something is wrong with carplug cable, my friend tried to use it to run a D-Linkon 12v battery and it didn’t work either. I don’t have an other one like it laying around other wise I would have tried it. It’s weird though I read 12V at the end of the barrel plug….

Idiot proofing something only creates improved idiots.

atbglenn
atbglenn's picture
Offline
Last seen: 2 years 6 months ago
Joined: 07/29/2011 - 12:04
Posts: 5766
Location: Long Island, New York
dekozn wrote:
I’m thinking something is wrong with carplug cable, my friend tried to use it to run a D-Linkon 12v battery and it didn’t work either. I don’t have an other one like it laying around other wise I would have tried it. It’s weird though I read 12V at the end of the barrel plug….

If you can, check it under a load. I’ll bet there’s a significant voltage drop when loaded. Possibly a a cold solder joint or bad crimp internally.

Boycott Nike

dekozn
Offline
Last seen: 2 months 3 weeks ago
Joined: 06/17/2016 - 09:04
Posts: 785
Location: Be

Hmmm haven’t tought about that. I don’t see how I will be able to measure the barrelplug while under load, don’t know if I got something else than the VP2 laing around to test it with…. I’ll look around when I’m back home.

Idiot proofing something only creates improved idiots.