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#1 Iain Baird

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Posted 09 December 2007 - 11:34 AM

I have a Hytron 50 that is showing a half charge on it's display but no voltage is coming out of the battery. I've used a voltage checker directly on the contacts to confirm that it's the battery and not the shoe. When on the the charger, the charger doesn't recognize a battery is even present. Has anyone seen this before?

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#2 Lawrence Karman

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Posted 09 December 2007 - 12:15 PM

I have a Hytron 50 that is showing a half charge on it's display but no voltage is coming out of the battery. I've used a voltage checker directly on the contacts to confirm that it's the battery and not the shoe. When on the the charger, the charger doesn't recognize a battery is even present. Has anyone seen this before?

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Try rubbing all the contacts clean on both the battery and charger with a pencil eraser. This might help the charger recocnize it. How old is the battery?
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#3 Iain Baird

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Posted 09 December 2007 - 12:27 PM

The battery is about 3 years old, and the contacts are very clean.
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Posted 09 December 2007 - 12:41 PM

The battery is about 3 years old, and the contacts are very clean.

There is a small pinhole in that battery. Use a small pin, and you can "reset" the battery.
Hope that helps.

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#5 Iain Baird

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Posted 09 December 2007 - 12:52 PM

When I press and hold the reset button the display shows - 1 ,2,3, all four quarters of the circle meter as well as the top two bars of the charge meter. However it didn't change the results. I tried a twenty second hold just to make sure.
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#6 Mike McGowan SOC

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Posted 09 December 2007 - 06:45 PM

After doing those thigns on a 3 year old battery I'd suggest sending it to Aton Bauer and they can tell you if the battery is dead or just needs a tune up.
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#7 Lawrence Karman

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Posted 09 December 2007 - 09:41 PM

After doing those thigns on a 3 year old battery I'd suggest sending it to Aton Bauer and they can tell you if the battery is dead or just needs a tune up.



3 years is old for a Hytron 50. Sounds like it's time for new batts.
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#8 Andrey Yazydzhi

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Posted 11 December 2007 - 12:59 AM

After doing those thigns on a 3 year old battery I'd suggest sending it to Aton Bauer and they can tell you if the battery is dead or just needs a tune up.



3 years is old for a Hytron 50. Sounds like it's time for new batts.


3 years is really old if you used your Hytron 50 -s intensively.

Edited by Andrey Yazydzhi, 11 December 2007 - 12:59 AM.

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#9 Iain Baird

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Posted 11 December 2007 - 06:48 PM

Funny thing happened with the battery yesterday. All of a sudden it was working again. I had it open so I know that all the connections are true. I put it on the charger and it went through it's cycle, reached full charge, and when I went to use it, na da. Same thing again, oh well, between wire gauges and misbehaving batts, I've got voltage/amperage on the brain and it's time for the Dionic upgrade.

Edited by Iain Baird, 11 December 2007 - 06:51 PM.

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#10 Ron L Rathbone

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Posted 11 December 2007 - 07:19 PM

I have a Hytron 50 that is showing a half charge on it's display but no voltage is coming out of the battery. I've used a voltage checker directly on the contacts to confirm that it's the battery and not the shoe. When on the the charger, the charger doesn't recognize a battery is even present. Has anyone seen this before?

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Hello,

Yes, I know. We see this on a regular basis. Ther is more than one location in the battery that will cause this issue. Some locations are repairable and some are not.

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