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Aug 06, 2009 08:51 |  #1

Still, the red light on my turbo fails to go on. I took it apart, the battery is connected fine, everything looks normals... What gives?



  
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Aug 06, 2009 09:29 |  #2

Nick Pro wrote in post #8409894 (external link)
Still, the red light on my turbo fails to go on. I took it apart, the battery is connected fine, everything looks normals... What gives?

Is the battery holding a charge? Have you put a voltmeter across the terminals? I'd start troubleshooting there. If you have an old, original Sonnenschein in your Turbo, a brand new, $20 Powersonic 832 might be the proper medicine.

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Aug 09, 2009 18:27 as a reply to  @ tetrode's post |  #3

I just replaced the battery with the Powersonic. I also took it apart and check all the connections, and they seem fine.



  
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Aug 10, 2009 10:30 |  #4

When you plug in the Turbo to charge, when the charger is connected, the charge indicator sequence should show:

  • Plug Indicator Light - A steady on light indicates the charger is properly connected.
    Pyramid Indicator Light - Displays the charging status:
  • INITIAL CHARGE - A steady light followed by a blinking light, its rate varying as the battery is charging.
  • FULL CHARGE - After 12 hours a normal full charge will be assured.
    At this time the pyramid light will go out or blink on once every 5 seconds or slower.
    For the first 10 recharge cycles of a brand new battery, the pyramid light may not slow down within 12 hours.


Are you seeing all of these as described?

Turbo Cables have an interlock which prevents high voltage from being generated until the cable is plugged into the Turbo panel socket. Are you certain your cable is not defective?

When you turn the Turbo ON, the high voltage indicator should light. If it doesn't, the instructions are turn the Turbo OFF, wait 3 seconds and turn it ON again. The reasons for the high voltage indicator going out are: an OVERLOAD SHUTDOWN, a LOW BATTERY SHUTDOWN, or that a Turbo Cable is disconnected from the panel socket. The Turbo will not RESTART properly if any of those conditions exist.

Are you certain that the battery is charging?

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