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Old 01 August 2011, 16:22   #11
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No it feels like it's more like a really stupid error here, that I've missed something. I hope so of course, it'd be annoying to have to get it back to the store, 2 hour drive..

But I wont solder or cut, I promise However, it's so annoying that there's not even a light or something to indicate whether I'm charging.

I also wondered if I can connect the flat connectors (and bypass or remove the battery) to some crocodile connectors and run straight from a car battery? Or will that hurt the pump? So that I at least could pump the boat with it.
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Old 01 August 2011, 16:23   #12
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if its brand new contact the shop where u purchased it ,its there problem
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Old 01 August 2011, 16:25   #13
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Leapy your totally right but the charger that came with mine was naff and i didnt want them to swap it for another naff charger, so i did it myself and paid a tenner for a better quality charger, i just havent got the time to P-ss around if you know what i mean!
the chargers are such good quality that come with it you actually have no idea when it it charged, no light or indicator!!
if its a 4 hour round trip to the store,is it ever worth it 35 in fuel??
go on line a get a bloody 500mah 12v trickle charger!!
Do not connect a car battery to it , it will blow it up!! actually it would be quite entertaining really
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Old 01 August 2011, 16:37   #14
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So how is the no-battery-BST working, the one with the clamps.. What are they supposed to be connected to?

Yeah it actually seems weird that the pump is so good, when the charger is utter crap. And no it would not at all be worth going back to the store, but perhaps they could send me something.
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Old 01 August 2011, 17:05   #15
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Can I go back to where I was earlier...what are you trying to inflate and through what? Is there a valve? Is the valve open? How do you know? Can you inflate the whatever-it-is with anything other than the Bravo to check the valve?

My problem is that the original post states the battery is flat. I haven't got past the question of whether this fact or assumption?
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Old 01 August 2011, 17:12   #16
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My problem is that the original post states the battery is flat. I haven't got past the question of whether this fact or assumption?
It's just an assumption that the battery is flat. However, I'm trying the pump by pressing the on button when it's not connected to the boat too, and just partially hold a finger over the blow hole (?) and then it totally stops instead of starting the piston. And I'm not totally blocking the hole at all.
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Old 02 August 2011, 05:44   #17
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that sounds like a flat battery to me
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That's exactly what it is! I went today and bought a multimeter and a multi connector charger that you plug in the wall. Luckily one of the connectors fits in the pump.

If this will work is yet to be revealed, I've just started to charge the pump so we'll see later.

However, I most likely found the problem. I measured the voltage in the cigarette lighter with the multimeter and it said 12v. I also tried it on the connector of the new charger just for reference, and it said 12v. But on the cable that came with the pump, it said 0. So, easy locating with that tool, I wish I got one earlier, as I've often wondered if there's cream in my batteries and stuff.

So my rating of the charger cable is one big thumb down or a middle finger up. It lasted for less than a day OR was dead on arrival. Crap. It looks crap too, like some DIY or something, really thin weak cable and so on. The other crappy thing with the pump and charger is that there's no indication what so ever if there's charging going on. You'd think that a small LED or something would be easy for Bravo to install.
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The new charger works fine! Now the pump is well powerful again. I called the shop and they will be sending me a new car charger, although my hope that it will last longer isn't big. But that doesn't matter much right now, as long as I can pump the boat!!

I might do some experimenting with this cable to make more use of the pump. Ideas? If I don't come up with anything I'll try to fix it by cutting the cable, in case it's not the connectors that's faulty.

I still wonder how it works, why can't I connect the pump to a car battery instead of the built in 12V 7A? Why will it blow up? Because the car battery has 200 A? I thought ampere was "at least the same or more"...
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Old 02 August 2011, 13:41   #20
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i have used a car battery with no issues before i sorted my lead acid battery setup and it actually originally came with crocodile clips and stated to connect to car battery !
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