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Angry Freedom 2000 inverter/charger problem

Hi, I'm new to this so Hello! I have a Freedom 2000 inverter charger with a Link 2000R monitor. Older units circa 1992. 2 battery banks and switch left selected to both. In UK so shore power is 230v/50 freq. Units have only ever been on this supply, NOT 120v as in the USA. Til now worked very well but now have a problem I need help with. When the charger function is selected with shore power plugged in, (inverter function OFF) loud 'clicking' noise is heard and my amp load meter swings ON/OFF. rapidly. Selecting charger function OFF and all is well again. Select charger ON and usually within 5 mins load swings ON/OFF again. Fuses etc for the sensing function of the Link checked, all batteries load tested and are OK, so its not a 'Bad Cell' fooling the charger. The batteries are wet cells and the Link is set for this.
Thanks fella's, any clue would be useful, or a trouble shooting guide is there is one around. Regards Barrie (stubby1234)
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Re: Freedom 2000 inverter/charger problem

The biggest trouble solver could be to try another unit as a test unit and see if you have the same problems.
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maybe check the voltage coming out of the battery. anything below 8 then it may not take a charge


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Re: Freedom 2000 inverter/charger problem

Good idea to check the batteries first. I have a friend in the UK who sometimes frequents who has a Freedom 15 (like ours). Either his charger or inverter function died sometime ago. He hasn't found anyone to be able to repair it. Sorry about the bad news.

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