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Offline Phillyo

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Avalon linear fast reverse power cable
« on: 14:58:29, 21 December, 2015 »
Afternoon all,

So I tried setting up last night but when I tried switching the mount on nothing happened. The battery is fine and working ok because when I plug the mount in the little LED on the connector lights up red so I know it's getting power. Yet when I turn the mount on, the LED goes out and no power to the mount.

Any suggestions? Power cable? Mount? Battery? I don't have a spare cable to test that and I don't know where to buy a spare that'll fit it. I thought the Avalon used the same power supply cable as the EQ6 but I don't think it does as I've tried one of those I have spare and it doesn't fit.

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Re: Avalon linear fast reverse power cable
« Reply #1 on: 17:45:51, 21 December, 2015 »
Probably the battery then - it doesn't take much power to light up an LED, but it does to power the mount!

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Re: Avalon linear fast reverse power cable
« Reply #2 on: 07:32:07, 22 December, 2015 »
The battery is fully charged? Unless it's dying but it should last longer than a year!
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Re: Avalon linear fast reverse power cable
« Reply #3 on: 08:07:04, 22 December, 2015 »
What sort of battery is it Phil? Most of these mounts like a healthy 12v plus (I run my EQ6 at 13.8) and play up if the voltage drops below. Do you have a voltmeter to measure the battery when under load?

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Re: Avalon linear fast reverse power cable
« Reply #4 on: 10:33:33, 22 December, 2015 »
I haven't Chris but I might go get one today as they're useful items anyway. It's a large 75Ah (I think) leisure battery?
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Re: Avalon linear fast reverse power cable
« Reply #5 on: 10:52:10, 22 December, 2015 »
Phil

Unusual (but not unheard of) for one of those to go down under low amp draw. I would not expect the voltage to drop at all with the mount turned on vs that with it off. Do you have a mains power brick to power the mount off to discount a problem at that end?

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Re: Avalon linear fast reverse power cable
« Reply #6 on: 20:18:59, 22 December, 2015 »
Do you have a car ?  They come complete with a 'temporary mount power supply' usually under the bonnet or in the boot and helpfully usually fully charged !  If it will start your car it will certainly power a mount.

It would at least prove whether or not its the battery at fault.

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